Free Movie and Conversation: Keep On, Keepin' On

Speaker Information:

Movie Director, Al Hicks

Come see a film depicting a student-teacher relationship that will move and inspire you!

KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON is one of the most critically acclaimed documentaries of 2014.  The Film depicts the friendship of music legend and teacher Clark Terry, 89 and Justin Kauflin, a 23-­year­-old, blind piano prodigy.  Kauflin, who suffers from debilitating stage fright, is invited to compete in an elite Jazz competition, just as Terry’s health takes a turn for the worse. As the clock ticks, we see two friends confront the toughest challenges of their lives.  Terry was also Quincy Jones’ first teacher, and mentor to Miles Davis. He is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie’s and Duke Ellington’s bands. In the ‘60s Terry broke the color barrier as the first African-American staff musician at NBC – on "The Tonight Show."

Cost:

Free

Contact:

Stephanie Cronenberg

cronenb2@illinois.edu

Sponsor:

Music Education Division, School of Music