Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Jazz Lovers - Here's the name of a GREAT jazz film recommended by the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival

George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival 60 years ago now a frail 88 years old, was stellar in introducing the jazz film, Jazz on a Summer's Day that depicts the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival  when he spoke last week at the National Archives.  How disappointing to see such a small audience at Archives.  BUT the DVD is available, and I can see why George raved about it.  Some of the greats giving outstanding performances were:
Thelodious Monk
Anita O'DAy
Chuck Berry
Louis Armstrong
Jack Teagarden
Mahalia Jackson
Sonny Stitt
George Shearing
Gerry Mulligan
Dinah Washington
Willis Conover

Hope you can find it and enjoy it.

Ron

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