Click on the albums below for more information, including media, musicians, track list and links to purchase
2023 "After | life" Brian McCarthy
2023 "Acceptance" Eddie Williams
2022 "Bypass" Chris Brydge
"Sun Song" Chris Brydge
2021 "Healing Grace" Compilation
2020 "Crossing the Water" Chris Brydge
2018 "Sharing" Thomas Fonnesbaek Trio
"Americana Groove Project" Jae Sinnett
2017 "Better Nature of our Ancestors" Brian McCarthy
"Codex" Brian McCarthy
"Off Beat" Katie Thiroux
"Music to Inspire" Compilations
2016 "Safe in Sound" Rob Duguay (Songevity)
2015 "Keep On Keepin' On" Soundtrack
2014 "Subject to Change" Jae Sinnett
2013 "When Trees Speak" Jimmy Masters
"See Dream Blues" Rob Duguay
2012 "Still Standing" Jae Sinnett
"CT & WP: A Perfect Match" CT Ensemble
2011 "Old School Loyalty" House & Sinnett
2010 "Theatre" Jae Sinnett Trio
"Roxy Coss" Roxy Coss Quartet
2009 "A Night with the Jae Sinnett Trio (DVD)
2007 "Equilibrium" Etan Haziza
2005 "The Sinnett Hearings" Jae Sinnett
There are some guys that are vicious, uptight and evil ... and they sound vicious, uptight and evil!" -Cee Tee
"....It was clear from the start that Justin had goals to accomplish, offering performance and dialogue that he believed would be most effective with university-age students; and he targeted perfectly ... They made our band room seem like the center of the jazz universe for those 90 minutes" -VCU Jazz
“Justin is a natural teacher with his honesty, sensitivity, temperament and ability to inspire" -Governor's School for the Arts
"Trinity students have the benefit of witnessing music-making at the highest level by visiting professional musicians like Kauflin. It's valuable that students get to interact with artists so that they realize they are regular people. An artist like Justin, who is only a few years older than the students, has a particular resonance" -Trinity IB Music
Assistive Programs & Technology
Justin was diagnosed with exudative retinopathy at 7 months of age and, after numerous surgeries, lost all vision by age 11. He received braille (music, literary & math) instruction along with orientation & mobility in the public school system.
During his time at William Paterson University, he received braille classical scores from the National Library Service of the Library of Congress, upon request and delivered free of charge.
He graduated summa cum laude from WPU and moved to Brooklyn, NY. He decided to attend The Seeing Eye in Morristown, NJ to train, 24/7 for a month, with a black lab named Candy. Justin and Candy navigated through NYC's subways and sidewalks, and on trains, busses, and planes stateside and abroad. Candy quietly attended every performance and recording session for an incredible 12 years.
Descriptive Video Services (DVS) makes the whole 'movie-going' experience enjoyable, and increasingly more companies are incorporating DVS to make shows accessible to the blind (Netflix). The ADA Act (Americans with Disabilities) has made travel and restaurant-going less prohibitive, though most car services and taxis in NY do not abide by it! The U.S. Department of State 'Jazz Ambassadorship,' which incorporated "Disability Awareness" into their Jazz Week Tour, sends an encouraging note to countries lacking assistive programs along with world-class jazz performances and student workshops. In addition to these services & programs, companies like Apple (built-in screen readers & GPS on their phones), Native Instruments/Komplete Kontrol & Avid Sibelius (accessible music production & software) have enabled Justin to live, travel and work as independently, safely and enjoyably as possible.
Video: Watch as JK talks about new controls while working with Quincy Jones & Derrick Hodge.
Video: What jazz has done for Justin & what he hopes to contribute
Video: Q&A at the Library of Congress