My friends, a reminder that today is the last day to get discounted tickets for the Newport Jazz Festival -- you need but click here and enter the promo code "BIGBAND." Secret Society's will be appearing there on Saturday, August 4, and the lineup for both Saturday and Sunday is outstanding. We are thrilled to be returning to this historic festival, still going strong after all these years.
Also, if for some reason you have never seen the classic concert film from Newport '58, Jazz on a Summer's Day, you need to go right now and put it at the top of your Netflix instant queue. The performances (Monk, Louis, Jimmy Giuffre, Chico Hamilton, Mahalia Jackson, a sky-high Anita O'Day) are breathtaking, and the cinematography is truly beautiful -- it's easily among the best concert films of all time.