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Jazz on a Summer's Day ()


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Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational... See more »

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Willis Conover ...
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Patricia Bosworth ...
Disgruntled redhead in audience (uncredited)
Martin Williams ...
Jazz Critic in Audience (uncredited)

Directed by

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Aram Avakian
Bert Stern

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Albert D'Annibale ... (writer)
 
Arnold Perl ... (writer)

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Harvey Kahn ... associate producer
Bert Stern ... producer
George Wein ... creative music producer (uncredited)

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Courtney Hesfela ... (as Courtney Hafela)
Raymond Phelan ... (as Ray Phealan)
Bert Stern

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Aram Avakian

Editorial Department

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Bill Grossman ... assistant editor
John Welsh Jr. ... assistant editor (as John B. Welsh)

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Allan Green ... executive in charge of production

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Elliot Gruskin ... sound

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Mike Cuesta ... assistant camera
Jack Schatz ... assistant camera
Pierre Streit ... assistant camera

Music Department

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George Avakian ... music supervisor / musical director

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Albert D'Annibale ... continuity
Lilly Fenichel ... script girl (as Lily Fenichel)
Arnold Perl ... continuity
Judi Schoenback ... script girl

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Plot Summary

Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It's a concert film that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at a particular time and place. Written by

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Taglines Their Songs and Music Set the Musical Mood See more »
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Also Known As
  • Jazz à Newport (France)
  • Джаз в летний день (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Jazzin juhlaa (Finland)
  • Bert Stern's Jazz on a Summer's Day (Australia)
  • Jazz in un giorno d'estate (Italy)
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  • 85 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Features one of the rare film appearances of two of the greatest jazz artists of all times: New Orleans-born trumpeter Louis Armstrong and Texas-born trombonist Jack Teagarden. When Armstrong formed his six-piece All Stars in 1946 Jack, who was white, was asked to join. The obvious affection these two great performers felt for each other's singing, clowning and playing is particularly evident in their classic performance of "Old Rocking Chair." After Armstrong was invited to return his home town after many years away, he insisted Teagarden join him on the stage. The city refused to let a white man and a Negro play together. Armstrong eventually returned to his native New Orleans, and performed at the very first New Orleans Jazz Festival. Coincidentally, along with Mahalia Jackson- his costar in this film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Jazz (2001). See more »

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