Keep On, Keepin' On
Keep On, Keepin' On - Trailer
Director Alan HicksYear 2014Genre(s) Documentaries
Justin Kauflin is a young piano genius who lost his sight following a rare eye condition, but who continued to be praised by the likes of multi-millionaire record producer Quincy Jones and trumpeter great Clark Terry. Kauflin first met Terry while he was studying at William Paterson University, and soon went on to be mentored frequently by him. An extraordinary relationship begins between them, with Terry encouraging Kauflin's phenomenal talent and helping him to conquer his stage fright. Soon enough though, Terry needs support of his own as he himself starts to lose his sight. As Kauflin helps him through his deterioating condition, Terry becomes a beacon of strength to Kauflin as he gears up for one of the scariest events of his life: the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.
'Keep On, Keepin' On' is the heart-warming documentary about the amazing bond between jazz master Clark Terry and his young student Justin Kauflin and their struggles as the latter gears up for a major competition and the former prepares for major surgery. Featuring interviews with the likes of Quincy Jones, Terry's wife Gwen Terry and pianist Herbie Hancock, the movie has been directed and written by Alan Hicks alongside co-writer Davis Coombe. The movie is out in September 2014.
Starring: Justin Kauflin, Terri Lyne Carrington, Quincy Cavers, Bill Cosby, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Frank Kauflin, Candy, Phylis Kauflin, Sandi McCree, Mulgrew Miller, Kevin Neaton, Dianne Reeves, Arturo Sandoval, Clark Terry