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KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON is an inspiring personal story of an iconic jazz legend and his passing of the torch to his last student. The legend is 91-year-old Clark Terry, a man who played in the Duke Ellington and Count Basie bands, broke racial barriers on American television, and mentored the likes of Miles Davis and Quincy Jones. In the film, his student is 24-year-old Justin Kauflin, a blind piano prodigy with chronic stage fright who dreams of following in his mentor's footsteps. When Justin is invited to compete in a prestigious competition and Clark’s health takes a serious turn for the worse, the two face arguably the biggest challenges of their lives. The result is an intimate portrait of two remarkable men – a student striving against all odds and a teacher who continues to inspire, even as he fights for his own survival.
Clark Terry mentored - among others - Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, placing him as one of the most influential musicians of all time.
Why we need funding:
Up to this point, we have entirely funded this project ourselves. We are asking for your contribution to help us cover the cost of filming and travel for the next 8 months.
We are filming history in the making, and are fully committed to making this an award winning film. We look forward to you being a part of this historic documentary!
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