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Jazz on a Summer’s Day

USA 1959, 85 min, Dir: Bert Stern, Aram Avakian

 

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. JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Anita O’Day and Mahalia Jackson perform, and closes with a beautiful rendition or The Lord’s Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.

 

With a live music performance by the Lisi Sommer Jazz Quartet at 6:30PM. Film at 7PM.

 

Lisi Sommer is known for her powerful and evocative vocal interpretations of jazz and World music, delving into the the American songbook, the hot club swing of the 30’s and 40’s, and the Cuban and Latin jazz standards. She is joined by a trio of some of Edmontons best known jazz masters to bring you an eclectic program from across the globe.

 

Screenings

June 26, 2024
6:30 pm