Keep On Keepin' On


The Buzz Thu, Jul 31, 2014 6:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Susan Deutch Konop
The Buzz Sat, Aug 2, 2014 12:15 PM
Sponsored by:
Nancy Hitchcock & Adele Brinkman and Maxbauer Specialty Meat Market
Film Info
Section:Free Movies at The Buzz
Release Year:2014
Runtime:86 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Clark Terry
Justin Kauflin
Gwen Terry
Quincy Jones
Herbie Hancock
Phyllis Kauflin
Director:Alan Hicks
Produced by:Paula DuPré Pesmen
Quincy Jones
Screenwriter:Alan Hicks
Davis Coombe
Cinematography:Adam Hart
Editing By:Davis Coombe
Music By:Justin Kauflin
David Grusin
Executive Producer:Jill Mazursky


The indomitable spirit of jazz legend Clark Terry transcends the music biopic genre, creating an unquestionably special film that is pure heart and soul. A talented musician who played alongside Duke Ellington and Count Basie, Terry found his greatest joy not as one of the most celebrated trumpeters in music history, but rather as a teacher whose students include Miles Davis and mega-producer Quincy Jones. His impact on music education is incalculable. Now age 93, facing declining health and loss of vision, Terry’s enduring passion for mentoring the next generation of musicians lives on in the close bond he forms with an exceptional up-and-coming pianist who also happens to be blind. A toe-tapping crowd pleaser that never misses a beat, this moving look at a great man and the teacher-student relationship is a vibrant celebration of life and music. Winner of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award.