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Jazz on Film: Jazz on a Summer’s Day Movie Screening at MFAH

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 7:00 pm

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Jazz on Film returns to celebrate jazz and its intersections with cinema from Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Organized by guest curator Peter Lucas, this year’s program salutes 1959—a pivotal year in jazz and film—with 60th-anniversary presentations of the Duke Ellington–scored Anatomy of a Murder, the Sun Ra–scored independent rarity Cry of Jazz, and concert documentary favorite Jazz on a Summer’s Day. Another highlight is the Houston premiere of new documentary A Tuba to Cuba, following the famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans on an inspiring trip across the island.

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Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Jazz on a Summer’s Day features fantastic performances from an unbelievable, all-star lineup including Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Thelonious Monk, Anita O’Day, Sonny Stitt, and Dinah Washington. Interspersed throughout are Stern’s photographic observations of the scene’s crowds, streets, beaches, and boats.

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Screening Schedule forJazz on a Summer’s Day

  • Friday, June 7, 2019 | 7pm
  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 5pm

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Tickets are $9 per movie; $7 for MFAH members and ages 65 and up. Click here to order tickets or for more information.


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Friday, June 7, 2019
7:00 pm
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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