Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960)

NR | 1 hr. 25 min.
Opened Monday, March 28th
Poster of Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960)
Still of Jazz on a Summer

Synopsis

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.

Director

Aram Avakian, Bert Stern

Cast

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

Advisory

Rated NR