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"These two men, 70 years apart, inspired each other.  And that inspiration can be infectious"  

"If you think you're having a rough day or can't escape whatever hole life has dug for you, Kauflin's worldview should give you a little perspective. He simply never lets his situation get him down ... His ringtone is "Don't Worry, Be Happy" for God's sake"



"I think he's one of the most talented pianists to have ever walked the face of the earth"



Keep On Keepin On poster

"There are some guys who are vicious, uptight and evil ... and they SOUND vicious, uptight and evil!" 



"Your mind is a powerful asset .... use it for positive thoughts" 



"You can't do it the easy way, you have to do it the right way" 




MX | US State Dept tour

VA | Governor’s School for Arts
DR | US State Dept tour

IN | Notre Dame Jazz 
HI | Jazz Maui Summer Camps
CO | Vail Jazz Workshops
CA | Monterey Jazz Next Gen
ID | Lionel Hampton Jazz 
WA | Centrum Port Townsend 
WA | Icicle Creek Elementary
VA | VCU Jazz Clinic 
VA | GSA Masterclass

VA | Collegiate HS 

VA | Trinity Episcopal 

CA | USC Jazz Clinic

NJ | WPU Jazz Room 

VA | RJS Educator Series

AR | University of Arkansas 

CA | NAMM Accessibility

Latvia | Riga Jazz Fest 

GE | US State Dept tour

Denmark | Termansens 

Denmark | Ribe Jazz Camp

IT | Time in Jazz Sardinia

PA | WCR Reading

MO | We Always Swing

NYC | Baruch College

NYC | Jacob Burns Center

WDC | Silver Theater

LA | Landmark Theater

LA | Arclight Hollywood

SF | SF Jazz 

About KOKO

Five years in the making, Keep On Keepin' On was one the most critically acclaimed documentaries of 2014.  The film "depicts the friendship of music legend and teacher, Clark Terry 89 and Justin Kauflin, a 23-year old blind, piano prodigy."

Terry was also Quincy Jones' first teacher and mentor to Miles Davis.  He was among the few ever to have played in both Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands. In the '60's, CT broke the color barrier as the first African-American staff musician on NBC on The Tonight Show. 


Jazz education was CT's greatest passion, and the Jazz Outreach strives to share his positive messages through documentary screenings, master classes, clinics, jam sessions and concerts.  

For more information about the JAZZ OUTREACH, feel free to contact us!


VCU Jazz

“... they made our band room seem like the center of the jazz universe for those 90 minutes”

-Antonio Garcia, Director VCU Jazz

Governor's School for the Arts

“Justin is a natural teacher with his honesty, sensitivity, temperament and ability to inspire...” -Liz Barnes, Director GSA Jazz

Trinity Episcopal IB Music

 ...It’s valuable that students get to interact with professional musicians 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”

Keep On Keepin' On

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