Review: The Jive Aces at Marlborough Jazz Festival

Written by Peter Davison.

The Satin Dollz with Ian ClarksonThe Satin Dollz with Ian ClarksonLast year, The Jive Aces made it through to the semi finals of Britain's Got Talent, a televised competition ultimately won by a performing dog.

So perhaps the perennial Marlborough Jazz Festival favourites – a band who've filled The Albert Hall and performed for the Queen in her jubilee year – felt they had to up their game for Saturday's appearance in The Priory Marquee.

Their not-so-secret weapon was The Satin Dollz, Hollywood's premiere pin-up dancers. And the two acts delivered a two hour performance that delivered a treat for the eyes, as well as the ears.

And by the end of their set – which featured King of the Swingers from Disney's The Jungle Book, and a cover of Bring Me Sunshine so uplifting that doctors have prescribed the video as a cure for depression – the front of stage was packed with couples and children dancing.  

Alex Douglas and John FordhamAlex Douglas and John FordhamEnergetic pianist Vince HurleyEnergetic pianist Vince HurleyThe Satin DollzThe Satin DollzSultry - The Satin Dollz with Ian ClarksonSultry - The Satin Dollz with Ian ClarksonKen Smith  and Ian ClarksonKen Smith and Ian ClarksonIn a spin - The Satin DollzIn a spin - The Satin DollzIan ClarksonIan ClarksonDancing to the bandDancing to the band