Jazz on a Summer's Day
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Jazz on a Summer's Day

January 21 - 27 Ticket Info

The restoration of this extraordinary 1958 concert film captures legendary performers like Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington & Mahalia Jackson in their prime.

20/21 Hop Film

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When you rent the film, you will have through Wed, Jan 27 to watch it.
$8 public; $5 Dartmouth employees; Free for Hop Members & Dartmouth students. Become a member today >

Available to rent starting Thu, Jan 21.

Brooklyn-born fashion photographer Bert Stern's glistening, full-color document of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island is as intimate and gorgeous a depiction of a live music event as one could hope to see. And the lineup of talent truly astonishes: Thelonius Monk, Big Maybelle, Dinah Washington, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Anita O'Day, Gerry Mulligan and many others.

Shot on warm, saturated color film stock, the close-up camerawork captures every bead of sweat and dexterous improvisation. Blazing a trail for the entire concert-film genre, this restored cinematic landmark offers a chance to appreciate these master performers at the top of their game. D: Bert Stern, US, 1959, 1h25m

This virtual screening includes an intro by Coast Jazz Orchestra director Taylor Ho Bynum, who will put this film in context, addressing the larger questions of who gets to document and tell "jazz history," and how that affects our perspective on both cinema and jazz.

When & how can I watch the film?

All Hop films are now presented virtually and on demand through Eventive. Once you rent the film, you will have until the last date listed below to watch it.
See our step-by-step instructions and FAQ for more information.

Jan 21
Thursday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h25m Available to rent starting Thu, Jan 21.
Jan 22
Friday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h25m Available to rent starting Thu, Jan 21.
Jan 23
Saturday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h25m Available to rent starting Thu, Jan 21.
Jan 24
Sunday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h25m Available to rent starting Thu, Jan 21.
Jan 25
Monday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h25m Available to rent starting Thu, Jan 21.
Jan 26
Tuesday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h25m Available to rent starting Thu, Jan 21.
Jan 27
Wednesday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h25m Available to rent starting Thu, Jan 21.
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