In the new documentary, “Keep On Keepin’ On, which opens Friday, September 19th in L.A. and October 3rd in New York, Producer Quincy Jones has aligned himself with documentarian and Jazz musician, Alan Hicks to tell a story about a living Jazz legend, Clark Terry. Terry not only mentored Miles Davis, but played trumpet in both the Count Basie and Duke Ellington orchestras, an unbelievable fete that most Jazz musicians are in awe of. Additionally, he was Quincy Jones’ first teacher, and in the film we are introduced to Terry as he is teaching the other subject of the film, Justin Kauflin. Together we see a beautiful friendship develop that’s not only based on the love and passion for music, but both Justin and Clark encourage each other to quote the title, ‘Keep on keepin’ on’. Justin is blind and about to enter a major competition, but suffers from stage fright, while Clark is fighting to stay alive, despited several illnesses. With appearances by Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves and Wynton Marsalis, to name a few, the film is not only a Jazz history lesson on a Jazz great, but a beautiful tale of overcoming our fears and not giving up.
Watch our video interview with Quincy Jones, Justin Kauflin, Qwen Terry and Alan Hicks below, and visit KeepOnKeepinOn.com Follow @KeepinOnFilm The film opens Friday, September 19th at the Arclight in Hollywood, CA and the Landmark Theater in Los Angeles. It will open on October 3rd in New York at the Sunshine Cinema and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.