Kenny Ball (born Kenneth Daniel Ball, 22 May 1930, Ilford, Essex, England) is a British jazz musician, best known as the lead trumpet player in Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen. Ball began his career as sideman in bands, before forming his own trad jazz band in 1958. His dixieland band was at the forefront of the early 1960s UK jazz revival. Ball and his band have enjoyed the longest unbroken spell of success for bands of their generation. Their traditional, 1960s hits like "Samantha" and "Midnight in Moscow", remain popular in dixieland and trumpet circles today.