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.
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.