• A Great Day in Harlem (1995)

A Great Day in Harlem

Release Date: February 13th, 1995

DVD Release Date: January 3rd, 2006

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Buck Clayton, Art Blakey, Hank Jones, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin

Director: Jean Bach

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: New York Foundation for the Arts

Keywords: 1950s , New York City , Charming , Engaging , Quest ,


Nominated Documentary (Feature)