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Justin Kauflin On Song Travels

Justin Kauflin.
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Justin Kauflin.

Jazz pianist Justin Kauflin attended William Paterson University, where he formed a friendship with his mentor, the late Clark Terry. Kauflin, who lost his vision at age 11, connected with the trumpeter, who was dealing with his own vision loss. Their journey together was chronicled in the 2014 documentary Keep On Keepin' On.

Kauflin went on to work with Quincy Jones, and his 2015 album Dedication topped the jazz charts. On this episode of Song Travels, Kauflin remembers his mentor with "For Clark."

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