Keep on Keepin' On
|Film Screening by Jazz Pianist Justin Kauflin
|"Keep on Keepin' On" | Film Screening
Friday, August 29 2014, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: Justin Kauflin
Category: Arts & Culture
This program is presented in partnership with The Vail Jazz Festival. *Please visit www.vailjazz.org to purchase tickets.
Justin Kauflin can't see the keys, nor can he view the documentary, "Keep on Keepin' On," in which he is the star. Yet, the blind jazz pianist has become one of the most in-demand jazz performers, being presented by musical greats such as Quincy Jones and undergoing mentorship by Clark Terry.
Kauflin began his musical journey at age four with violin. By six he started performing in concert halls, nursing homes and weddings. He would become the concertmaster for several orchestras, studying classical violin and piano for a decade.
However, it was during this time that he endured numerous trials, particularly when he lost total vision due to a rare eye disease. He adapted by learning five grades of braille and cane mobility, and, importantly, switching to jazz piano.
The documentary, "Keep on Keepin' on" chronicles Kauflin's relationship with Clark Terry for the past four years, and was developed by Academy Award winning editor Davis Coombe and Academy Award winning producer Paula Dupre Pesman.
Join the Vail Jazz Foundation and the Vail Symposium for a screening of the documentary, followed by a panel discussion with Kauflin and other special guests.
Location : TBA
Contact : www.vailjazz.org
Tickets*: $20 General Admission | 50% discount for Vail Jazz Party Patron Pass Holders | Go to vailjazz.org to purchase tickets.
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Fri, August 29, 2014
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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