Documentary Director Alan Hicks ’07 and Pianist Justin Kauflin ’08 Return to Campus
— Special Event Includes Screening, Q&A and Reunion Performance of their WP Ensemble that was Led by Clark Terry, who passed away February 21
Keep On Keepin’ On, the award-winning documentary directed by Alan Hicks ‘07, focuses on the special relationship between the late jazz legend and William Paterson University permanent artist-in-residence Clark Terry and his former student, Justin Kauflin ’08. Terry passed away at 94 on February 21, 2015.
Following the screening, there will be a question and answer session with Hicks and Kauflin. The evening concludes with a one-time reunion performance of the William Paterson ensemble that Terry led featuring Hicks, Kauflin, Stantawn Kendrick ‘08, Brian McCarthy ‘05, Cameron MacManus ‘06, and Nicholas Morrison ‘01.
The film won best new documentary and best new director awards at the 2014 TriBeCa Film Festival, and best documentary at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival. Renowned film and music producer Quincy Jones, who also counts Terry as his mentor, is one of the film’s producers.
Tickets are $10. Proceeds will benefit William Paterson jazz student scholarships. To reserve your seat, click here to purchase tickets or contact the University’s Box Office at 973.720.2371 or email email@example.com.
The program is the inaugural “Arts Dialogue Series” of the College of Arts and Communication, and is made possible through the generous funding of the William Paterson University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Visiting Professorship.