Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

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Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Part of the One Take Documentary Series series.




Not Rated

About the Film:

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One Take Discussion: There will be a Q&A 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, via The Little's Facebook page. 


John Nugent - CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival
Marc Iacona - CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival
Derrick Lucas - Jazz 90.1

Moderator: Linda Moroney, One Take Series Programmer 

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 or 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.


Presented by One Take, in partnership with Jazz 90.1.

Jazz on a Summer's Day – Official Re-Release Trailer