Jazz on Film screening series: Jazz on a Summer's Day
New Yorker Films
Celebrated fashion photographer Bert Stern captures the performances, people and setting during one Saturday of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. For his one and only film, Stern teamed up with jazz aficionado Aram Avakian to create a breezy and colorful document of not only some of the greatest mid-century jazz performers but also of a certain slice of American life in the '50s. Jazz on a Summer's Day features fantastic performances from an unbelievably talented and diverse lineup, including Louis Armstrong, Anita O'Day, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt, and Mahalia Jackson.
Interspersed throughout are Stern's photographic observations of the scene's people, yachts, streets and beaches.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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