85 mins – US 1958 – Documentary – Dir: Bert Stern and Aram Avakian – NC
Featuring: Jimmy Giuffre, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt, Anita O’Day, Dinah Washington, Gerry Mulligan, Chuck Berry, Chico Hamilton, Eric Dolphy, Buck Clayton, Jo Jones, Armando Peraza, and Eli’s Chosen Six, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Mahalia Jackson.
Bert Stern’s award winning documentary Jazz on a Summer’s Day was shot at the famous 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island. It was one of the first jazz films ever to be produced in colour and features all the Jazz greats in this beautiful restoration of the film. It also features rock ’n’ roll and R&B artists Chuck Berry and Big Maybelle as well as a sublime set by gospel legend Mahalia Jackson.
|Fri 22 Oct
|Sat 23rd Oct