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Justin Kauflin is an American jazz pianist, composer, producer and educator.  He is a Quincy Jones Artist & Yamaha Artist who performs internationally & stateside. He is recorded on 32 albums & has published 84 original compositions & arrangements.

MUSIC as leader | composer | producer

  • Introducing Justin Kauflin (2010)

  • Justin Kauflin Live at EDYE (2012)

  • Dedication (2015)

  • Keep On Keepin' On Soundtrack (2015)

  • Synesthesia (2017)

  • Silent Night (2017)

  • Coming Home (2018)

  • Christmas Candy (2019)

APPEARS ON

  • Frank Hauch (2004)

  • The Sinnett Hearings (J. Sinnett 2005)

  • Equilibrium (E. Haziza 2008)

  • An Evening w/Jae Sinnett Trio (2009)

  • Roxy Coss (2010)

  • Theatre (J. Sinnett 2010)

  • Old School Loyalty (J. Sinnett 2011)

  • CT & WP: A Perfect Match (WPU 2012)

  • Still Standing (J. Sinnett 2012)

  • See Dream Blues (Rob Duguay 2013)

  • A Quincy Jones Christmas (2013)

  • When Trees Speak (Jimmy Masters 2013)

  • Subject to Change (J. Sinnett 2014)

  • This Just In (Brian McCarthy 2014)

  • Echoes (Jen Gammill 2015)

  • Songevity (R. Duguay 2016)

  • The Better Angels of our Nature (B. McCarthy 2017)

  • Oscar with Love (2017)

  • Music to Inspire (2017)

  • Offbeat (Katie Thiroux 2017)

  • Codex (B. McCarthy 2017)

  • Americana Groove Project (J. Sinnett 2018)

  • Sharing (Thomas Fonnesbaek 2018)

  • Crossing the Water (Chris Brydge 2020)

ORIGINAL FILMSCORE

  • Keep On Keepin' On Documentary (2015)

  • Meet Kandice There with Care Promo (2016)

  • Meaningful Connections There with Care Promo (2017)

  • Caring for Families There with Care Promo (2018)

  • Community of Care There with Care Promo (2019)

  • Liv Documentary Short (2020)

outreach

 

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JAZZ EDUCATION

  • Jazz Maui Summer Camp

  • Riga Jazz Fest Workshop (Latvia)

  • Monterey Jazz Fest Adjudicator

  • Centrum Jazz Camp Faculty

  • U.S. State Dept Envoy (DR)

  • VSA & U.S. State Dept (Rep. of Georgia)

  • We Always Swing (MO)

  • Icicle Creek  ES Assemblies (WA)

  • Lionel Hampton Jazz Workshop (ID)

  • U. Arkansas Jazz Clinic

  • UCLA Jazz Workshop (CA)

  • VCU Jazz Clinic (VA)

  • JAM INC High School Clinics (RVA)

  • Governor's School Masterclass (VA)

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

  • NJ Foundation for the Blind

  • NAMM Panel (Music Production Accessibility)

  • Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol

  • Sibelius software beta testing

  • Rochester Inst. Tech Diversity Week

  • Irish Guide Dogs (Cork, IR)

  • VSA Kennedy Center - Diversity in Arts

  • Academy of Music for the Blind (CA)

  • The Seeing Eye (NJ)

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bio

 

Justin Kauflin is a “jazz pianist who favors a clarity of touch and ideas, rarely spinning into an orbit he can’t control” (The New York Times). After losing his sight at the age of 11, Kauflin gravitated towards playing jazz piano, despite having a classical background in violin & piano. He received top honors at jazz festivals nationally and began performing professionally by age 15. In 2004, he attended William Paterson University in New Jersey and while studying there, was taken under the tutelage of the legendary Clark Terry (2010 Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz) and played in the Clark Terry Ensemble. He garnered numerous awards such as the VSA International Young Soloist, selected as a semifinalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Competition, and voted “Jazz Artist of the Year” in VEER Magazine. Kauflin is also a composer, producer, educator and Quincy Jones & Yamaha Artist.  He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

quotes

He's a monster on the piano!  And, one of the greatest people I know  -Clark Terry

Simply beautiful cat...you can feel it in every note he plays  -Quincy Jones

His playing is beautiful...his spirit & spirituality shine through -Mulgrew Miller

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

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