Jazz on a Summer's Day (Virtual Cinema)

NR | 1 hr. 25 min.
Opened Friday, October 2nd
Poster of Jazz on a Summer's Day (Virtual Cinema)
Still of Jazz on a Summer

Synopsis

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival 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 of 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.

Director

Aram Avakian, Bert Stern

Cast

Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry, Thelonious Monk, Dinah Washington

Advisory

Rated NR