Alyn Shipton, presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Record Requests said Britain had lost “one its most charismatic bandleaders, and a figurehead of the ‘trad’ movement… With his ready grin, mop-haired appearance and upbeat singing and playing, Kenny Ball was one of the most extrovert and cheery figures in British entertainment,” he said.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daPTq-EAp_Q Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen covering When I’m 64 
AA Bonici booked many swing jazz bands in addition to beat groups. One of those who played for those who came to dance at Two Red Shoes was Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen. Kenny was a favourite with Mr. Bonici and audiences around Scotland loved them too. Here’s an autograph from Kenny after one of their performances in Elgin at the Two Red Shoes.
“His chart-topping hits of the 1960s brought jazz to a huge audience, and he was a dazzlingly accomplished trumpeter, with one of the most developed techniques in jazz.”