Keep On Keepin’ On
Not only a beboppingly delightful look at jazz giant Clark Terry, but also a heartwarming (take your tissues) exposé into friendship, mentorship and the power of music to bond. Now aged 94, trumpeter Clark Terry’s story is remarkable, and in this unlikely debut from Australian director Alan Hicks, we also learn of his enormously generous spirit through his relationship with 23 year-old piano prodigy, Justin Kauflin. Clark’s former students include Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, so fittingly Jones stars alongside Herbie Hancock, Bill Cosby and Dianne Reeves in this moving portrait.
“He is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, trumpet players ever!” [Dizzy Gillespe]
“Without a doubt, the top of the list, he was my idol man”
KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON
Two Screenings at Sydney Film Festival
Tuesday June 10 screening includes Q&A with filmmaker Alan Hicks
hosted by Groovescooter
UPdate: If you missed this at SFF, the film now has a cinema release beginning Jan 8, 2015 at Chauvel Cinemas.