An Evening with the Justin Kauflin Trio
Enhance the experience of the film Keep On Keepin' On by spending the evening with one of its star subjects: the exciting blind jazz pianist Justin Kauflin, with his Trio composed of drummer Billy Williams, and bassist Christopher Smith. With introduction by Quincy Jones.
June 5, 2014
|7:00 PM||The Triple Door||
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Tickets $25 | Buy Now
$25 | Buy Now
Justin Kauflin is an award-winning jazz pianist who lost his vision due to a rare degenerative eye disease at age 11. After losing his sight, music and the piano became the driving force of Justin's growth as a child. Kauflin met drummer Billy Williams during high school and has counted him as one of his favorite live collaborators. After his time at William Paterson University, Justin added bassist Christopher Smith to his lineup to create his Trio.
During his college years, Justin had the chance to meet and be mentored by the great legendary trumpeter Clark Terry. Clark and Justin's relationship has been chronicled in the recent documentary, Keep On Keepin' On co-produced by Quincy Jones. Kauflin is working on recording a new album for release at the end of the year.
The elegant acoustics of the Triple Door create the perfect venue for the extraordinarily talented. Don't miss this opportunity to hear SIFF 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Quincy Jones introduce in person one of this year's Face the Music stars-and a future jazz great-live during SIFF's 40th anniversary.
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An Evening with Quincy Jones
June 4 | 7:30PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Join acclaimed artist Quincy Jones for a special screening of his film Keep On Keepin' On, featuring the jazz-legend Clark Terry and blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin. Mr. Jones will be honored with the Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award before the screening, and will take part in a conversation following the film.
$150 | Sold out
Ticket price includes a 5:00 PM pre-film reception at the extraordinary Chihuly Boathouse, catered by City Catering and featuring beverages by Chateau Ste. Michelle and New Belgium Brewing, and reserved seats at the screening. Availability is limited.
$35 | $30 Members | STANDBY - no advance tickets available
Ticket price includes screening only.
|Running Time:||100 minutes|