Jazz Festival - Opening and Friday Night Acts

Written by Neil Goodwin.

Nick Fogg rouses the crowd in the Castle & Ball at the opening of the 30th Marlborough International Jazz FestivalNick Fogg rouses the crowd in the Castle & Ball at the opening of the 30th Marlborough International Jazz FestivalThe 30th Marlborough International Jazz Festival was declared open by Wiltshire's Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sarah Troughton yesterday evening (15 July) at the Castle & Ball.

The grey leaden skies and threat of drizzle didn’t take any of the sparkle or excitement away and the assembled throng were entertained by the St John’s Jazz Band and Ma Polaine, all energetically steered by organiser Nick Fogg.

Below are a selection of pics of some of the acts playing on Friday evening. Excellent performances all round, a taster for the packed schedule taking place across the town this afternoon, evening and topped by Claire Teale in the Priory Marquee on Sunday.

 

 

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Wiltshire's Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sarah Troughton declares the Jazz Festival openWiltshire's Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sarah Troughton declares the Jazz Festival openWiltshire's Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sarah Troughton with Marlborough's Mayor, Cllr Noel Barrett-MortonWiltshire's Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Sarah Troughton with Marlborough's Mayor, Cllr Noel Barrett-MortonSt John's Jazz Band light up the opening ceremonySt John's Jazz Band light up the opening ceremonyYMCA...!YMCA...!Alexander Bone's Said Skeleton under the unforgivingly harsh LED lights at ASKAlexander Bone's Said Skeleton under the unforgivingly harsh LED lights at ASKAlexander Bone's Said Skeleton at ASKAlexander Bone's Said Skeleton at ASKAlexander Bone's Said Skeleton at ASKAlexander Bone's Said Skeleton at ASKAlexander Bone's Said Skeleton at ASKAlexander Bone's Said Skeleton at ASKAlexander Bone's Said Skeleton at ASKAlexander Bone's Said Skeleton at ASKMa Polaine at The Green DragonMa Polaine at The Green DragonMa Polaine at The Green DragonMa Polaine at The Green DragonMoscow Drug Club at ASKMoscow Drug Club at ASKMoscow Drug Club at ASKMoscow Drug Club at ASKMoscow Drug Club at ASKMoscow Drug Club at ASKNatalie Williams at the College's Memorial HallNatalie Williams at the College's Memorial HallNatalie Williams at the College's Memorial HallNatalie Williams at the College's Memorial HallNatalie Williams at the College's Memorial HallNatalie Williams at the College's Memorial HallRay Harris at The PrioryRay Harris at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryRay Harris and Band at The PrioryMarlborough's Jo Peskett re-unites with Ray Harris and Band at The PrioryMarlborough's Jo Peskett re-unites with Ray Harris and Band at The PrioryMarlborough's Jo Peskett re-unites with Ray Harris and Band at The PrioryMarlborough's Jo Peskett re-unites with Ray Harris and Band at The PrioryMarlborough's Jo Peskett re-unites with Ray Harris and Band at The PrioryMarlborough's Jo Peskett re-unites with Ray Harris and Band at The Priory

All pics Copyright Neil Goodwin and Marlborough News Online LLP

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