Clark Terry Remembered In Special WCLK Screening of Keep On Keepin' On April 30 @ CAU
Join Jazz 91.9 WCLK in celebration of April as Jazz Appreciation month for a very special screening of Keep on Keepin’ On, A new Clark Terry documentary film, on Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m. at Davage Auditorium, located on the campus of Clark Atlanta University.
The public is invited and an RSVP is required for free tickets to this event.
Keep on Keepin’ On, directed by Alan Hicks, stars Clark Terry, Justin Kauflin, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and Bill Cosby. Born in 1920, Clark Terry soon rose to the forefront of the jazz movement. He played with Quincy Jones, Duke Ellington, and was said to be a huge influence on Miles Davis. Yet, while all those names are familiar, most are unaware of Terry’s efforts. That said, in the jazz community, Terry is regarded as one of the greatest trumpet players of all time.
Keep On Keepin' On tells the story of how, at the age of ninety-three, Terry is losing his sight and is bedridden due to complications from diabetes. One of the few things still able to bring Terry joy are his regular music lessons with his student, Justin Kauflin. Justin is twenty-three and lost his sight at a very young age. The film chronicles the beautiful friendship between the two over five years, as Justin prepares to compete in an international piano competition. Credit: Matthew Hoffman, Black Sheep Previews, 2014.
The film screening will be hosted by Debb Moore, announcer, Jazz 91.9 WCLK. For more information about the film, click here. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Shed Jackson at 404-880-8277 or email@example.com.