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COMING SOON..... The long awaited John Bennett page here on the website. John will post various articles and pictures of his 60 year association with Kenny Ball from their time with Terry Lightfoot, the inception of The Kenny Ball Band right up to the current day ..... Not to be missed!!!


Kenny Ball Junior and his Jazzmen

Date not to be missed...... ROMFORD at The Brickyard Restaurant on Thursday 10th of December. It sold out quickly last time the band played there so book early for this special show .. details on date page

I have been asked by a lot of people to give updates on John Bennett. I am pleased to say that John continues to have treatment for a cancer which may be a lifetime course. John, and his wife Anne, came to The Stables recently where he was interviewed by the BBC for the long awaited programme about Kenny Ball and the band which should be broadcast in the New Year . John looks really good and is in good spirits but tells me that the treatment leaves him very tired for a couple of weeks after his monthly treatment. He'd like to thank everyone for their best wishes and he's going to get the trombone out and get his lip in so maybe we'll see him on stage in the new year some time...

We have amicably parted company with Steve Hughes Management with immediate effect and would like to thank him for his hard work over the last 2 years or so. We have decided to manage the band " in house " and invite agents, promoters and organisations to contact either Les Squires or Syd Appleton regarding booking the band or for other information. Their details can be found on the Contact Us page.

  The Kenny Ball band has always been  of the highest calibre when it comes to the members and to retain  top quality musicians they have to be paid good money for their services. Trying to keep the band going had a negative affect on my health and also my personal life. I moved house too at the end of last year which added to the stress and now we are settled I can give the band my full attention and hopefully move onwards and upwards. We'd like to say a big thankyou to the band's fans for their kind words of encouragement that we've had at all of our concerts over the last two years. It is mainly because of this feedback from the people who supported the band for over 50 years that I knew I had to carry on. Please continue to come and see us, we will carry on as long as you want us to.

NEXT GIG ....... 19th October at The Canterbury Festival



We will be regularly updating this website with news of upcoming dates for the band, and concert reviews until the end of this year.

Although the website is different the band is not and it is Kenny Junior's plan to carry on his father's legacy as long as you, the Kenny Ball fans, want him to. The band is the same as it was when Kenny played his last concert in Chemnitz, Germany on January 21st 2013.

Ben CummingsBen Cummings (right), who had been one of our "2nd" trumpet players along with Peter Rudeforth, Mike Henry and Alan Bateman, has now been asked to fill the boots of Kenny Ball and his appearance and attacking trumpet style has been compared to the great man himself.

John BennettJohn Bennett (left), having spent 55 years with Kenny Snr. is carrying on much to the delight of his many fans, and of course the band. At the moment John is having a course of treatment for a minor cancer condition and is hoping to return in the new year. Ian Bateman is filling in for John until then

Kenny Ball Junior (right) has taken over running his father's world famous Jazzmen as lead vocalist and the energy and enthusiasm for the music is just as entertaining as it always was. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.