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Kenny Ball Junior and his Jazzmen


Myself and the band were devastated to hear that our old friend Acker Bilk MBE has died. He and my Father were great friends and had performed thousands of times on the same bill and often on stage together. The three B's concerts ran for decades and our own Back to Back concerts were invariably sell out events. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Jean, his son Peter and daughter Jenny and of course Ackers manager Pam Sutton, tour manager Les Squires and all the musicians past and present who helped make Ackers band so successful ...

R.I.P Acker .......


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

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.