Justin Kauflin at piano.  Photo by Adam Hart

THE QUARANTINE SERIES

Playlists & Livestreams

The "Quarantine Series" was born out of the 2020 Pandemic and continues to this day.  It started off with piano soloing in the apartment, recording everything from improvised meditations & jazz standards to film scores, covers and hymns.  These playlists grew to include "JK's Playground: Producer Series," and the livestream "Hangs."  My hope is that it provides you with a little reprieve, just as it has done for me!

This portion of "JK's Sunday Hymns & Things" was dedicated to Prof. Gary Kirkpatrick.

Rest in Peace, Kind Sir

NEXT LIVESTREAM

JK's SUNDAY HYMNS & THINGS  MAR 7, 3 PM EST

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CELEBRATING CLARK TERRY

Happy 100th, CT!

DECEMBER 14, 2020

FEBRUARY 19, 2021

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JK's PLAYGROUND

Piano Shootouts & Collaborations

This is a back-to-back improvisation using identical midi performances to illustrate the different types of uprights I like to use. The first is by VI Labs and is the newest of the bunch, a modern U upright piano. The second is from the Synthogy Ivory II Upright collection. I chose the Modern upright for this demonstration. The third is Native Instruments "The Gentleman." They are running through Liquid Sonic's 7th heaven reverb plugin as well as Logic's built-in compressor and Waves' L3 Multi Maximizer. If you'd like me to cover a particular piano or style, please let me know in the comments. Thanks!

 
Quincy Jones & Justin Kauflin.  Photo by Adam Hart

Photo by Adam Hart

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NATIVE INSTRUMENTS 

"Award-winning jazz pianist Justin Kauflin explains how the accessibility features of KOMPLETE KONTROL have enhanced his music-making. Watch as he talks about the new controls in addition to his work with Quincy Jones, and Grammy-Award winning artist Derrick Hodge." 

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"What gives the American pianist another edge over the others is his soulfulness.  This is a musician who wants to do more than make you admire his virtuosity"  -The Times

"Kauflin's execution, his ability to ripple waves of notes flawlessly and evoke colorful meadows of sound is unequivocably superb" -DownBeat Magazine

"Kauflin's strength is a concern for touch & dynamics...He can take a simple motif like the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" and make a swinging concerto out of it" -Los Angeles Times

"Kauflin favors a clarity of touch and ideas...His writing is also balanced, tempering post-bop tendencies with the assurances of the gospel church" -The New York Times

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