Clark Terry http://kplu.org en Justin Kauflin: A Pianist And His Mentor http://kplu.org/post/justin-kauflin-pianist-and-his-mentor <p></p><p>Justin Kauflin is a 23-year-old jazz pianist who is also one of the subjects of a new documentary film called <a href="http://keeponkeepinon.com/" target="_blank">Keep On Keepin’ On</a>.</p><p>The other subject of the film is Justin’s musical and spiritual mentor, jazz trumpet legend, Clark Terry. Kauflin has been a musician since childhood. He’s also been blind since age 11. The film deals with Justin’s apprenticeship and friendship with the 93-year-old Terry.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:16:42 +0000 Abe Beeson & Aaron Hushagen 17424 at http://kplu.org Justin Kauflin: A Pianist And His Mentor Film Tells Story Of How A 90-Year-Old Jazz Icon Became Friends With A Young Pianist http://kplu.org/post/film-tells-story-how-90-year-old-jazz-icon-became-friends-young-pianist <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153062715&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Justin&nbsp;</span>Kauflin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a young </span>twentysomething<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pianist who, at age 11, lost his eyesight.</span></p><p>Jazz legend Clark Terry —&nbsp;the revolutionary&nbsp;flugelhornist&nbsp;who played with Count&nbsp;Basie&nbsp;and Duke Ellington, and mentored Quincy Jones and Miles Davis — shares something with Kauflin. Diabetes claimed his eyesight.</p><p>But that’s not the only reason the two musicians, who are separated by nearly 70 years, became close friends. The story of the bond between teacher and mentee is told in the new documentary “Keep On Keepin’ On,” which is being shown at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival. The film also celebrates Terry, who, even from his hospital bed, coaches&nbsp;Kauflin&nbsp;as he sets out to forge his own jazz career.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 17002 at http://kplu.org Film Tells Story Of How A 90-Year-Old Jazz Icon Became Friends With A Young Pianist 2 ways to celebrate the life of jazz great Clark Terry and ‘Keepin on’ http://kplu.org/post/2-ways-celebrate-life-jazz-great-clark-terry-and-%E2%80%98keepin-on%E2%80%99 <p>Trumpeter, composer, bandleader and jazz educator Clark Terry will be 91 years old this week. His 70-plus year career is being celebrated with a couple of biographical events.</p><p><a href="http://groovenotes.org/2011/12/12/two-ways-to-celebrate-the-life-of-clark-terry-and-keepin-on/"><strong>Read more on Groove Notes. </strong></a></p><p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 19:46:34 +0000 Robin Lloyd 3438 at http://kplu.org 2 ways to celebrate the life of jazz great Clark Terry and ‘Keepin on’ Film to capture influence, mastery of jazz legend Clark Terry http://kplu.org/post/film-capture-influence-mastery-jazz-legend-clark-terry <p>With students such as Quincy Jones and Miles Davis and a playing career that includes Duke Ellington and Count Basie, one would expect jazz great Clark Terry to have some pearls of wisdom and a few great stories to share.</p><p>And now that influence and inspiration will be brought to the screen in a documentary called &ldquo;Keep on Keepin&rsquo; On.&rdquo;</p><p><a href="http://groovenotes.org/2011/08/04/clark-terry-documentary-near-completion/"><strong>Read more.</strong></a></p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 19:10:52 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 2267 at http://kplu.org Film to capture influence, mastery of jazz legend Clark Terry