Jazz on a Summer's Day

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summer's Day features intimate performances by... Read more

Jazz on a Summer's Day

Directed by Bert Stern

Year: 1959
Running Time: 85
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Jazz on a Summer's Day

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Directed by Bert Stern


With theaters closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this film will be released on August 12 in "virtual cinemas" supporting independent art houses. Click here to learn more and find a theater near you to support.

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summer's Day features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition or The Lord's Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.

The film has been beautifully and extensively restored in 4K from the best surviving vault elements by IndieCollect.

Reviews

"Gorgeous. Probably the best feature-length jazz concert movie ever made."

“Filmed with a rare artistry, a rare attention to making images of music that are themselves musical.”

“An exquisite historical document. The film is where the American concert documentary genre begins.”

“There is not a moment that, freeze framed, would not be an absolutely stunning still picture.”

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