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Jazz on a Summer’s Day

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  • Mon, Jun 24

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Director: Bert Stern Run Time: 82 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1960

Starring: Chico Hamilton, Dinah Washington, Gerry Mulligan, Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Thelonius Monk

Writers: Arnold Perl, Albert D’Annibale

Producer: Bert Stern

With an introduction from KCRW DJ LeRoy Downs

Join us for the 65th Anniversary of the perfect summer concert film. 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, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition of 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.

LeRoy Downs has been an icon in the jazz industry for the past twenty-five years. The Los Angeles jazz radio program & festival host, journalist, television producer, curator and concert series producer has continued to contribute to the art form as broadcaster on several Los Angeles radio stations.

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