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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.