A Once-In-A-Lifetime Concert, Restored: JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY (Begins Virtually August 14)
A Once-In-A-Lifetime Concert, Restored: JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY (Begins Virtually August 14)

The Digital Gym Cinema may be closed for the time being due to COVID-19 concerns, but we are working with key distributors and studios to bring you DGC @ HOME, a “virtual theater” experience  featuring films we would normally program at our venue under normal circumstances. All you have to do is click on the purchase links below to have temporary access to our film programming. You can enjoy films from the comfort of your own home using your browser or the distributor’s app. This temporary solution ensures the sustainability of our beloved micro-cinema as a significant percentage of each purchase is passed on to us. Enjoy these amazing independent films and we hope to see you at the movies very soon!


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 or The Lord’s Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning. The film has been beautifully and extensively restored in 4K from the best surviving vault elements by IndieCollect.

Virtual Ticket COMING SOON.

Virtual Ticket Price: $12.00

Platform Available on: Kino Lorber

Instructions: TBA

Critic Quotes:

“Gorgeous. Probably the best feature-length jazz concert movie ever made.”

– Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“Filmed with a rare artistry, a rare attention to making images of music that are themselves musical.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“An exquisite historical document. The film is where the American concert documentary genre begins.” – Philip Eil, VICE

Runtime: 85  min

Year: 1959

Rating: UR

Director: Bert Stern

Country: USA

Languages: English