All that Jazz: In conversation with Kenny Ball

WHAT a modest man! Before we went to interview jazz legend Kenny Ball at Waterstones in Lakeside, we read that he had been acknowledged as a great jazz performer in New Orleans. In the interview, Kenny modestly describes it as ‘coals for Newcastle” when infact he went into the home of jazz and wowed them.

Kenny is now eighty years of age but has just released a book of memoirs. We asked him to pluck out just a few of those marvellous memories.

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