Alan Hicks ’07 and Justin Kauflin ’08 Return to Campus for Screening of Award-Winning Documentary

The campus premiere of the award-winning documentary Keep On Keepin’ On, about the poignant relationship between the late jazz legend and William Paterson University permanent artist-in-residence Clark Terry and former student Justin Kauflin ’08, drew an audience of more than 500 to Shea Center on March 12. In addition to a screening of the film, the evening included a question and answer session with Kauflin and the film’s director, Alan Hicks ’07, both of whom have received extensive national publicity.  

The event also featured a one-time reunion and performance by the ensemble Terry directed during his time on campus, including Kauflin, piano; Hicks, drums; Kevin Neaton ’12, trumpet; Stantawn Kendrick, MM ‘08, tenor saxophone; Brian McCarthy ‘05, MM ’07, alto saxophone; Cameron MacManus, MM ‘06, trombone, and Nicholas Morrison ‘01, MM ‘06, bass.  The septet performed four of Terry’s classic tunes.

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