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Jazz on a Summer’s Day
Stream the new 4K restoration of Jazz on a Summer’s Day and support Enzian!
Here’s how this works:
For $10, the service provider will grant you access to the film, which is viewable on any internet-connected device including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. If you have the appropriate technology (Chromecast, Amazon Firestick, AirPlay, Apple TV, Smart TV, etc), you may be able to stream this to your television at home from your computer or phone.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your order, you can contact the film’s distributor here.
For every purchase of Jazz on a Summer’s Day from Friday, August 21st through Thursday, September 3rd, nearly 50% goes directly back to Enzian in an effort to support us. We appreciate your support!
This 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 Anniversary.
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, 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.
USA, 1959, 85 minutes, Directed by Bert Stern
"Gorgeous. Probably the best feature-length jazz concert movie ever made."– Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
“Filmed with a rare artistry, a rare attention to making images of music that are themselves musical.”– Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“There is not a moment that, freeze framed, would not be an absolutely stunning still picture.”– Judith Christ
“An exquisite historical document. The film is where the American concert documentary genre begins.”– Philip Eil, VICE