Bridport Arts Newsletter
Film Saturday 5 December, 2020 2:00pm

Film Matinee – Jazz on a Summers Day (U) £6/£5/£4

This documentary concert film captures the sounds and performances of some of the major jazz artists at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

Shot in vibrant colour, this jazz movie is unlike those filmed in smoky black and white, but loses none of the associated ambience.

Watch musicians such as Anita O’Day, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, and Mahalia Jackson perform, as images of beaches, sailboats on water, dancing couples and the faces of joyful audience members weave into the proceedings.


Dates & Tickets

Date Time Ticket
Saturday 5 December, 2020 2:00pm Buy Tickets
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Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 


The sense of well-being is immense

Dave Kehr, New York Daily News

Jackson provides a suitably formidable closer with "The Lord's Prayer," but the movie peaks early with O'Day's stoned version of "Sweet Georgia Brown" and rapid-fire scatting on "Tea for Two."

J. Hoberman The New York Review of Books

Jazz on a Summer's Day so effectively captures the energy of the moment -- making us sense the atmosphere and enjoy it vicariously -- and what's more, it doesn't overstay its welcome.

Tynan Yanaga Film Inquiry

The film's more than nostalgic - it feels like you wandered into Eden...

Tom Meek Cambridge Day