Jazz on a Summer's Day
Directed by: Bert Stern
1959 | USA | 85 minutes
Friday, August 7, 2020, 7pm
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 7pm
Virtual Screening Run - 8/7 through 9/30!
50% of proceeds go towards supporting UCR ARTS!
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.
"Several of the performances are among the treasures of filmed music; all of them, whatever their musical merit, are filmed with a rare artistry, a rare attention to making images of music that are themselves musical." - Richard Brody, New Yorker