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Jazz on Film: Jazz on a Summer’s Day Movie Screening at MFAH
Friday, June 7, 2019 | 7:00 pm
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.
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.
Screening Schedule forJazz on a Summer’s Day
- Friday, June 7, 2019 | 7pm
- Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 5pm
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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