- At Walton Arts Center
495 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Monday - Friday / 10am to 6pm
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
- One hour prior to showtime
- At Walmart AMP
5079 West Northgate Rd.
Rogers, AR 72758
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!
- Phone: (479) 443.5600
- Fax: (479) 443.9024
Keep On Keepin' On
A screening of the documentary film Keep On Keepin' On
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with more jazz!
Don’t miss the Justin Kauflin Trio (Apr. 15), Oran Etkin: What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman (Apr. 28) or The Northwest Arkansas Jazz All-Stars … A Youth Ensemble (April 30)!
Keep On Keepin' On depicts the friendship of music legend and teacher Clark Terry, 89 and Justin Kauflin, a 23-year-old, blind piano prodigy. Kauflin, who suffers from debilitating stage fright, is invited to compete in an elite Jazz competition, just as Terry’s health takes a turn for the worse. As the clock ticks, we see two friends confront the toughest challenges of their lives.
Terry was also Quincy Jones’ first teacher, and mentor to Miles Davis. He is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie’s and Duke Ellington’s bands. In the ‘60s Terry broke the color barrier as the first African-American staff musician at NBC – on "The Tonight Show."
Shot over the course of five years, Keep On Keepin' On is crafted with great affection by first time filmmaker Al Hicks, who is a drummer and former student of Terry’s.
Paula DuPre’ Pesmen (behind the Academy Award winning The Cove and the Oscar nominated Chasing Ice) produced the film with seven time Academy Award nominee Quincy Jones, who also counts Terry as his mentor.