Quincy Jones Holds Court at Keep On Keepin' On 's Premiere

October 3, 2014 12:06 PM

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The buzz continues for the documentary Keep On Keepin' On, even this early in awards season: this documentary may follow 20 Feet from Stardom to Oscars. The documentary's catchy title, Keep On Keepin' On, comes from the legendary trumpeter Clark Terry, now 94, a line he uses to inspire young musicians such as Justin Kauflin, a blind pianist composer he's nurtured. Both star in the movie, along with Quincy Jones, who has taken Kauflin on tour and recorded an album with him this summer. What do they have in common? All can call the legendary Clark Terry their teacher. Add to the list, Alan Hicks, the Australian drummer and surfer who made this debut documentary, along with his "mate," -that is, friend--Adam Hart. The film won the Hamptons International Film Festival's Summerdocs audience award, and will be featured during the festival this October.

Quincy Jones could not have been more proud, seated in the Tribeca Grand's screening room at the premiere last week. "You should hear the young musicians we are promoting," he said, pleased at the caliber of talent including Justin Kauflin. Barry Levinson, Barbara Kopple, Alex Gibney, Bob Balaban ch...

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