A Great Day in Harlem

Rated NR 60 minutes 1994

On a summer morning in 1958, photographer Art Kane assembled a remarkable array of leading jazz musicians in New York City's Harlem neighborhood for a group picture. This acclaimed documentary explores the story behind the photograph's creation, featuring interviews with some of the featured performers, who include Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Hank Jones and Milt Hinton. The film is enhanced by footage taken by Hinton himself, who was also an accomplished photographer.

Film Credits

Director: Jean Bach

Writer: Jean Bach, Susan Peehl and Matthew Seig

Cast: Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Buck Clayton, Art Blakey, Hank Jones, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Milt Hinton and Chubby Jackson

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