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Official Selection

JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY (1959) 4K

Year 1959
Runtime 85 mins
Streaming Information
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In-Cinema Showtimes
Sep 26
3:00 PM Eau Claire 3

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 and Dinah Washington — and closes with a beautiful rendition of “The Lord's Prayer” by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.

The 1959 classic is considered one of the most extraordinary music documentaries ever made, and has laid the groundwork for all concert films to follow. This sparkling new restoration was funded by the United States National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress in time to celebrate the film's 60th anniversary.

Countries

United States
Director
Bert Stern
Producer
Harvey Kahn, Bert Stern, George Wein
Screenwriter
Albert D’Annibale, Arnold Per
Cinematographer
Courtney Hesfela, Raymond Phelan, Bert Stern
Editor
Aram Avakian
Cast
Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Gerry Mulligan, Dinah Washington