justin kauflin


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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 - Musician & track info > 

"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


Coming Home CD



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 - Musician & track Info >

"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 CD



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 - Musician & track info >

"...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


Dedication CD



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" by Tom Robotham, VEER -  Musician & track info >

"...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


Introducing CD



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. They met in Copenhagen for the first time in 2015. Fonnesbaek recalls, "Besides being a meeting between Justin and myself, it was a meeting of cultures with many similarities and many inspiring differences that we could express through sound in the universal language of music" -Jazz in Europe - Musician & track info >



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)!

Christmas Candy



Exclusive solo live performance at EDYE Broad Stage, CA (2014)

JK Live at EDYE


JK Music Logo by Chris Kauflin


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