Last 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.