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Justin Kauflin: A Pianist And His Mentor

Jun 26, 2014

Justin Kauflin is a 23-year-old jazz pianist who is also one of the subjects of a new documentary film called Keep On Keepin’ On.

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.

Justin accompanied the film to Seattle for a showing at the Seattle International Film Festival. He was kind enough to take the time to visit our Seattle performance studio for a solo piano session hosted by KPLU’s Abe Beeson.

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