Part of Love From BAM and FilmDir. Bert Stern | 85min, 1959
One of the first jazz concert films ever made, the extraordinary Jazz on a Summerâ€™s Day is given a sparkling new 4K restoration by IndieCollect, funded by the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress in time to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by renowned photographer Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summerâ€™s Day features intimate performances by an all-star lineup of musical legendsâ€”including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita Oâ€™Day, Chuck Berry, and Dinah Washingtonâ€”and closes with Mahalia Jacksonâ€™s beautiful rendition of The Lordâ€™s Prayer at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.
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