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Kenny and Jessy hit the lips

PUBLISHED: 12:34 23 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:14 11 August 2010

LEGENDARY jazz trumpet player, Kenny Ball found he had a new member of his band when he played at the Queen s Theatre. Cut to the Chase actor, Simon Jessop, no mean trumpet player himself, heard Kenny was playing at the theatre for his 50th anniversary to

LEGENDARY jazz trumpet player, Kenny Ball found he had a new member of his band when he played at the Queen's Theatre.

Cut to the Chase actor, Simon Jessop, no mean trumpet player himself, heard Kenny was playing at the theatre for his 50th anniversary tour and joined the former Emerson Park resident for a jam session in the foyer.

Simon or Jessy as he is affectionately known, is currently playing Idle Jack in the pantomime Dick Whittington, has been a fan of the jazzman for years.

He said: "I am a huge fan of Kenny's, so when I found out we were both working at the same theatre for one night, I seized the chance to meet him.

"We had just finished a matinee and I saw him setting up the stage for his main house gig, so dashed off and got the trumpet.

"He was great and to be able to play the trumpet with Kenny was a brilliant experience!"

The duo gave visiting patrons a taste of impromptu jazz at its best.


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