ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

Introducing Justin Kauflin​

  • Exodus

  • Three for Glasper

  • Lucid Thoughts

Dedication

  • Elusive

  • The Professor

  • Lasting Impression

  • Mother's Song

  • For Clark

  • Epiphany

  • Tempest

  • No Matter

  • Where Are You

  • B Dub

  • Thank You Lord

  • Up and Up

Synesthesia

  • Cat Walk

  • Lost

  • Semiosis

  • Skybound

Coming Home

  • Pendulum

  • Country Fried

  • Looking Forward

  • Coming Home

  • Transition

  • Lost 

  • Present Day

  • Somethin' Somethin'

  • Somethin' Somethin' Revisited

Silent Night

  • Anticipation (Advent Meditation 1)

  • Chorale (Advent Meditation 2)

  • Hope (Advent Meditation 3)

Keep On Keepin On

  • Childhood

  • Dreams Change

  • Suspended

  • Up and Up

  • Becoming the Mentor

  • Traveling

  • Exodus

  • Significantly Worse

  • Rainy Day

  • Reflection

  • Darkest Hour

  • JK Original Blues

  • Turning Point

  • For Clark

There With Care

  • Meet Kandice

  • Meaningful Connections

  • Caring for Families

  • Community of Care

 

Liv Forever

ARRANGEMENTS

Introducing Justin Kauflin

  • Return Trip (M. Miller)

  • Delfeayo's Dilemma (W. Marsalis)

  • Be Thou My Vision

  • Abide with Me

  • A Day in the Life

  • The Covenant (B. Williams)

Silent Night

  • In the Bleak Midwinter

  • Silent Night

  • Fairest Lord Jesus - For the Beauty of the Earth

  • Away in the Manger

  • Holy Holy Holy

  • Oh Holy Night

  • Come, Thou Fount of Many Blessing

  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

  • Cradle in Bethlehem

Coming Home

  • John My Beloved (S. Stevens)

  • Strawberry Fields (J. Lennon)

  • Strawberry Fields Solo (J. Lennon)

  • Carousel (M. Miller)

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COMING HOME (2018)

When I set out to write music for this project, my goal was to "paint" a picture with sound. It's my attempt at reverse engineering my visual experience into a sonic pallet, where the instruments and timbres are the different colored paints. The title "Coming Home" deals with the many ways I've experienced 'home' globally, and the compositions serve to illuminate the various emotions attached to each unique location -JK 

"Every part of the process creating 'Coming Home' with Justin was magical... I'm hyped that people will get to journey into the mind of a truly unique artist and sonic storyteller."  -Derrick Hodge

SILENT NIGHT (2017)

One wonderful gift of music is that it allows all of us to take a break and reflect on the things that are most important. This little Christmas project is an invitation to join me in a moment of prayer and meditation. It is a collection of improvisations and arrangements centered on Christ, and I sincerely hope it can bring a bit of peace and respite to those kind enough to listen-JK

"I'm so proud of Justin for creating this absolutely stunning Christmas album as a representation of his journey to find peace in any situation he encounters ..."  -Quincy Jones

SILENT NIGHT (2017)

One wonderful gift of music is that it allows all of us to take a break and reflect on the things that are most important. This little Christmas project is an invitation to join me in a moment of prayer and meditation. It is a collection of improvisations and arrangements centered on Christ, and I sincerely hope it can bring a bit of peace and respite to those kind enough to listen-JK

"I'm so proud of Justin for creating this absolutely stunning Christmas album as a representation of his journey to find peace in any situation he encounters ..."  -Quincy Jones

DEDICATION (2015)

First and foremost, this album is dedicated to God who is at the center and source of the music I create.  And, to my incredible family, friends and teachers, for I am who I am, and where I am because of their love, support and guidance....I'm especially grateful for every second I was able to spend with the great Mulgrew Miller and his gentle, humble spirit. And, for Cee Tee, thank you for sharing your beauty and joy with the world-JK

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

INTRODUCING (2010)

Self-produced debut album - "Introducing is a testament to Kauflin's remarkable artistry, wisdom and faith. His sense of faith in himself, the power of music, as well as in God shines through on every track. So does his deep sense of humility & abundant passion for life"

-Tom Robotham, VEER

"...Kauflin has immediately established himself as a stellar jazz player, composer, leader & producer...He has a touch and imagination that is immensely appealing..." -Jersey Jazz

CT & WP: A Perfect Match (2012)

  1. Prof. C.T.

  2. Buck's Business

  3. Serenade to a Bus Seat

  4. Digits

  5. Dr. D.D.

  6. Joonji

  7. When My Dreamboat Comes Home

  8. Perdido Line

  9. Le Chat Qui Peche

Prof. Clark Terry - trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
Brian McCarthy - alto saxophone
Stantawn Kendrick - tenor saxophone
Cameron MacManus - trombone
Justin Kauflin - piano
Nicholas Morrison - bass
Alan Hicks - drums
Guest: David Demsey - tenor sax on "Dr. D.D."

Keep On Keepin' On Soundtrack (2015)

1. Dialog by Clark Terry/Letter to Justin/Exodus 

2. Brotherhood Of Man

3. Candy

4. Mumbles

5. Dialog by Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin/Mood Indigo

6. Harlem Air Shaft

7. Dialog by JK & CT/Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me)

8. Grammys Lifetime 

9. Girl Talk 

10. If I Had You 

11. Dreams Change

12. Jazz Conversations

SYNESTHESIA (2017)

Young US pianist Justin Kauflin and Danish bassist Thomas Fonnesbaek share the neurological condition known as synesthesia, in which the senses become mixed. For the two musicians, this means experiencing sounds as colors with their minds' eyes.  -Jazz in Europe

Available on Spotify, iTunes & Amazon

JUSTIN KAUFLIN LIVE (2014)

Exclusive solo live performance at EDYE Broad Stage, CA

Free download on BandCamp

PAST PERFORMANCES

as leader

N. AMERICA

 

CARIBBEAN ISLANDS

Dominican Republic Jazz Fest

 

CANADA

Ottawa | Oscar Peterson Tribute

Ontario | Bravo Niagara!

Toronto | Royal Conservatory

Belleville | Belleville Film Festival

 

USA

CA | Bacchus' Kitchen

VA | ODU Piano Duo w/J. Toomey

VA |Music in McLean Concerts

VA | Winter Blues Jazz Festival

CA | Lewis Family Playhouse

CA | Contrapuntal Hall

NYC | Mezzrow Jazz Club

CA | Spagos Beverly Hills

VA | Sandler Jazz Art of Trio

VA | Jazz Night House Concert

VA | Phoebus Jazz Series

HI  |  Jazz Maui Camp

DC | DC Jazz Fest - KC

CA | Museum of Making Music

CO | Dazzle Jazz Club

OH | Blu+ Jazz

CA | Monterey Jazz Next Gen 

NY | The Jazz Forum

CT | The Side Door

MA | Scullers Jazz 

CA | Sam First

CA | NAMM Accessibility Demo

CA | Alvas Showroom

WA | Icicle Creek Arts Center

PA | WCR Concert Hall

WA | The Triple Door

CA | SOhO Music Club

WDC | NEA Jazz Masters KC

ID | Lionel Hampton Fest

CA | Filoli Jazz

TN | Story 2018

OH | Rubber City Jazz Festival

WA | Centrum Jazz Workshop

WDC | KC Terrace Theater

NYC | The Today Show

VA | Chantilly Jazz Festival

CA | Encore 2016

NY | Rochester Inst. Tech

CA | Wallis-Annenburg

CA | Queen Latifah Show

NYC | The Today Show

NYC | The Jazz Standard

WA | D'mitrious Jazz Alley

CO | Vail Jazz Festival

CA | Monterey Jazz Festival

N. AMERICA CONT.

USA CONT.

CA | Oscar with Love

UT | John Clayton's Jazz Show

MI | Gilmore Piano Duo w/J. Siskind

WA | Upstream Music Festival

AR | Walton Arts Center

AR | University of Arkansas

NYC | Club Bonafide

NJ | WPU Jazz Room

CA | Montalbon Theater

VA | RJS Educator Series

NYC | Django Jazz

NY | Bard College

TX | N. Texas Jazz Festival

NJ | Ridgewood Library

NYC | Bar Lunatico

NYC | Miles Cafe

WDC | KC Jazz Club

WDC | Bohemian Caverns

CA | Jazz at A-Frame

MA| Berkshire Gateway Jazz

NYC | Bobo's

NYC | Settepani's

NJ | Morris Museum

NYC | Top of the Standard

NYC | Whitney Museum

NJ | Drew University

CA | EG Conference

MO | We Always Swing

VT | St. Michaels College

VA | Main Street Jazz

CA | EDYE Broad Stage

VA | Collegiate HS

VA | Contemporary Arts Center

VA | Jazz on Taz

VA | Temple Beth El

NYC | Subrosa

CO | Baurs

CO | Wheeler Opera House

WDC | Library of Congress

WDC | Westminster Jazz

VA | Havana Nights

VA | Virginia Commonwealth U.

VA | JAM INC

NJ | Bickford Theater

CA | Blue Whale

CO | There with Care Benefit

RI | Roger Williams University

VA | Trinity HS

VA | The Tin Pan

VA | Westminster-Canterbury

NYC | Baruch College

NY | Jacob Burns Center

NYC | Rockwood Music Hall

WDC | KC Millennium Stage

EUROPE

 

Italy | Teatro Garibaldi

Italy | Teatro Ristori

Italy | Teatro Sangiorio

Italy | Jazz Club Ferrara

Italy | Sina Brufani

Czech Rep | Anezsky Klaster

Latvia | Dzintari Concert Hall

UK | Pizza Express Live

Netherlands | Catharinakapel

France | Duc des Lombards

Poland | Klub Zak

Germany | Unterfahrt

Switzerland | Montreux Jazz Club

Sweden | Nefertiti Jazz

Denmark | Copenhagen Jazz Fest

Germany | Bix Jazz

Germany | Moments Musikclub

Germany | Jazz Ahead!

France | Jazz a Vienne

Rep. of Georgia | Griboyedov

Denmark | STARS DK

Denmark | Jazzhus Montmartre

France | Rhyme du Jazz

Switzerland | Dracula Club

Italy | Time in Jazz Fest Berchidda

Ireland | National Concert Hall

Ireland | The Black Box

Germany | Schloss Elmau

Rep. of Georgia | Telavi Music 

Rep. of Georgia | Balanchivadze

Netherlands | Lanteren Venster

Czech Rep | Brno Filharmonie

Belgium | DeSinger

Spain | Jamboree Jazz

Austria | Porgy and Bess

Netherlands | Bimhuis

Switzerland | Salzhaus Brugg

Denmark | Jazzy Days

Croatia | Academy of Music

Ireland | Kilkenny Arts Festival

EUROPE CONT.

Italy | Time in Jazz Fest Pattada

Austria | Treibhaus

Germany | Jazzahead! Showcase

Germany | Arthouse Blue Note

UK | Ronnie Scott's Jazz

Norway | Baerum Kulturhus

Ireland | Guinness Jazz Festival

Netherlands | Junushoff Theater

Denmark | Termansens Masters

Denmark | Dansk Jazz Historie

Denmark | Kerteminde

Denmark | Karrebaeksminde

Denmark | Askov Hoskole

Denmark | Bangsbostrand Kirke

Denmark | Audonicon

Denmark | Ribe Jazz Camp

UK | Wigmore Hall

Netherlands | Theater Meervaart

Italy | Blue Note Milan

Sweden | Fasching Jazz

Sweden | Malmo Jazz

France | International Jazz Day

Latvia | Rigas Ritmi Festival

Italy | Umbria Jazz Festival

ASIA

 

UAE | Abu Dhabi Festival

UAE | Q’s Bar and Lounge

Indonesia | Java Jazz Festival

S. Korea | SK Gym

Japan | Blue Note Tokyo

Japan | International Forum

Japan | Green Arena

Japan | GS Arts

 

S. AMERICA

Brazil | Teatro Coliseu

13. Michelle

14. Dialog by Justin Kauflin/My Biggest Enemy 

15. Jim

16. Dialog by Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin/What The Hell Time Is It?

17. Darkest Hour

18. Stardust (live in London)

19. Blee Blop Blues

20. Misty

21. Dialog/Farewell (Quincy Jones and Clark Terry)

22. I Remember Clifford 

23. Dialog by Quincy Jones and Clark Terry/Letter To Justin 

24. For Clark/Serenade to a Bus Seat (Live) (Justin Kauflin)

CHRISTMAS CANDY (2019)

As this is my first Christmas away from Candy girl, who is living full-time with my parents in VA, I wanted to dedicate this to her.  It's a few Christmas Classics in the solo piano format, but the thing I’m most proud of is the artwork so wonderfully done by my Goddaughter, Zoe (at age 5)!

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JK Music Logo by Chris Kauflin

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