"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

July 2 & 31 | Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer Bert Stern, this beautifully and extensively restored time capsule features performances by legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Dinah Washington, and Mahalia Jackson.

In Concert Series: Revelatory performances, massive crowds and ecstatic encores - these quintessential and acclaimed documentaries capture every note and each bead of sweat, and the moments that defined careers. From the streets of Harlem to the fields of Woodstock, In Concert gives you a front row ticket to the music that shaped generations. View full series here.

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