May 30, 2022
Swaledale Festival – Film: A Great Day in Harlem (1995) 60 mins
Venue:Leyburn Arts Centre, The Old School House, Richmond Road
Leyburn, DL8 5DL
This Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles a single day in 1958 when fifty-seven of the greatest luminaries in jazz music, including Count Basie, Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins, turned up at the ungodly hour of 10am for a photoshoot outside a Harlem brownstone apartment.