Jazz on a Summer's Day

U

Duration: 

85 minutes

Date of release: 

Monday, August 1, 1960

Cast: 

Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, Mahalia Jackson, Chico Hamilton, Jack Teagarden

Director: 

Bert Stern

Cinematographer: 

Courtney Hesfela, Raymond Phelan, Bert Stern

Producer(s): 

Bert Stern

Genre(s): 

Documentary
Music
Dinah Washington

Jazz on a Summer's Day

This documentary concert film captures the sounds and performances of some of the major jazz artists at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. Unlike earlier jazz movies that had been filmed in smoky black and white, this is shot in vibrant color. While musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Anita O’Day and Mahalia Jackson perform, images of beaches, sailboats on water, dancing couples and the faces of joyful audience members are intercut into the proceedings.
Certificate:
U
Duration:
85 minutes
Date of release
Monday, 01 August 1960
Cast
Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, Mahalia Jackson, Chico Hamilton, Jack Teagarden
Director:
Bert Stern
Screenplay
Cinematographer
Courtney Hesfela, Raymond Phelan, Bert Stern
Music
Producer(s)
Bert Stern
Genre(s)
Documentary, Music
Future screenings
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