Past Event

Screening | Jazz on a Summer’s Day

July 10, 2023
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Reid Hall | 4 rue de Chevreuse 75006 Paris

This event will be held in English.

Co-sponsored by Columbia Global Centers | Paris and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination.

About the film

Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry, Chico Hamilton... the greatest jazz legends parade under the bright Newport sun and deliver a unique performance. Between two concerts, Bert Stern films the effervescence that animates this town.

Summer of Jazz: A film series curated by Professor Richard Peña

In this three-part series, Columbia University Professor Richard Peña explores the role of jazz in cinema, especially the documentary genre: how does one document improvisation? What role can film play in music? See all dates here.

The place

For nearly sixty years, Columbia University students and faculty have come to study, teach, or pursue their research at Reid Hall, an exceptional space in the world of international education and cultural exchange. Our public events draw on the rich resources of the Columbia campus and our local partners, creating a "third space" of intellectual exploration and research that resists easy categorization. Our workshops, lectures, and performances bring together a diverse audience to address pressing issues through creative, rigorous, and open dialogue.

Today, Reid Hall is home to several Columbia University initiatives: Columbia Global Centers | Paris, Columbia Undergraduate Programs, M.A. in History and Literature, Columbia’s architecture program, and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination. This unique combination of resources is enhanced by our global network whose mission is to expand the University's engagement the world over through educational programs, research collaborations, regional partnerships, and public events.

The views and opinions expressed by speakers and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of Columbia Global Centers | Paris or its affiliates.