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Jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball dies

Jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball died in hospital this morning where he was being treated for pneumonia, his manager said.

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Kenny Ball was Britain's most successful jazz musician

Trumpeter Kenny Ball, who died in hospital this morning, was Britain's most successful jazz musician in history with 14 top 30 hits, including Midnight in Moscow which sold over a million copies.

Louis Armstrong presents Kenny Ball with a gold disc in 1962. Credit: ITV News
Ball appeared on every show in the first six series of Morecambe and Wise. Credit: ITV News
The Essex-born trumpeter had 14 top 30 hits, making him the most successful British jazz musician. Credit: ITV News
His biggest hit was Midnight in Moscow which sold a million copies. Credit: ITV News

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