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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, Thelonius

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 1959 classic is considered one of the most extraordinary and possibly the first

concert film ever made. Its sparkling new 4K restoration by IndieCollect, with color correction by Oskar Miarka, recently premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival with sold out shows.

The film was named to the National Film Registry in 1999, and its restoration was funded by the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress in time to celebrate the film's 60th


  • Year
  • Runtime
    85 min
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Director
    Bert Stern
  • Producer
    Harvey Kahn, Bert Stern, George Wein
  • Filmmaker
    Bert Stern
  • Cast
    Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Gerry Mulligan, Dinah Washington, Chico Hamilton, Anita O'Day, George Shearing, Jimmy Giuffre, Chuck Berry, Jack Teagarden, Thelonious Monk, Big Maybelle, Sonny Stitt, Eli's Chosen Six, David Baily, Danny Barcelona, Bob Brookmeyer, Buck Clayton, Bill Crow, Eric Dolphy, Art Farmer, Harold Gaylor, Nathan Gershman, Terry Gibbs, Urbie Green, Henry Grimes, Jim Hall, Peanuts Hucko, Jo Jones, Ray Mosca, Armando Peraza, Max Roach, Rudy Rutherford, Sal Salvador
  • Cinematographer
    Courtney Hesfela, Raymond Phelan, Bert Stern
  • Editor
    Aram Avakian
  • Production Design
    Allan Green
  • Music
    Elliot Gruskin