JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY

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ASPEN FILM, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ASPEN ART MUSEUM & JAZZ ASPEN SNOWMASS, PRESENTS:

 

A rooftop screening of:

 

JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY (1959)

DOCUMENTARY/CONCERT  |  1 HR 26 MIN
at the Aspen Art Museum, 637 E Hyman Ave, Aspen

 

Friday, September 11
Saturday, September 12

Doors open at 7:30 PM; screening begins at 8:00 PM.

 

Tickets are $35 for General Admission and $30 for Aspen Film, AAM & JAS members. 

 

Seating is limited to 48 guests per night in keeping with social distancing, health & safety protocols. The screening will take place rain or shine, and tickets are non-refundable.

 

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 of 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, recently premiered at the 2019 New York Film Festival. 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.

 

Additional Information:

  • Tables accommodate up to 4 people – guests can be seated at 2 tops or 4 tops, and can request to be seated with other specific guests.
    Please email info@aspenfilm.org with your seating request.
  • Snacks, beer and wine will be available for purchase.
  • The screening is on the rooftop of the Aspen Art Museum. There will be no heaters, so we suggest wearing layers and/or bringing a blanket. In the event of inclement weather, the screening will be moved indoors.

“Gorgeous. It’s probably the best feature-length jazz concert movie ever made.”
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“Outstanding. It’s Americana and a document of its time. Some unprecedented effects are achieved by cameraman Bert Stern.”
– Variety

“Scenically and sonically, Jazz on a Summer’s Day is great.”
– The New York Times

“A dazzling array of jazz and rock’n’roll giants are captured on celluloid. Unquestionable highlight is the extraordinary Mahalia Jackson, whose soulful renditions send a shiver down the spine.”
– Time Out

“It’s one of the greatest jazz documentaries ever made and perhaps the most sumptuously ever filmed.”
– Chicago Tribune

“This is jazz as the first great integrated American art form…and Jazz on a Summer’s Day is as quietly vital a political document as it is a gloriously entertaining sprint through a long weekend that changed the music industry forever. ”
– Austin Chronicle