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JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY

Director Bert Stern
Year 1959
Starring Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Anita O'Day
Run Time 85min
More Info IMDb

Celebrated fashion photographer Bert Stern captures the performances, people, and setting during one Saturday of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. For his one and only film, Stern teamed up with jazz aficionado Aram Avakian to create a breezy and colorful document of not only some of the greatest mid-century jazz performers but also of a certain slice of American life in the ‘50s. Jazz on a Summer’s Day features fantastic performances from an unbelievably talented and diverse lineup, including Louis Armstrong, Anita O'Day, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt, and Mahalia Jackson. Interspersed throughout are Stern’s photographic observations of the scene’s people, yachts, streets, and beaches.

Screening on 35mm

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