JazzFest.Wien Festival History

JazzFest.Wien 2015

Justin Kauflin

Porgy & Bess  20.30  

Justin Kauflin
(c: Gustavo Morita)
Justin Kauflin
(c: Rory Anderson)

30-year old pianist Justin Kauflin lost his sight when he was 11 years old, but this did not stop him from becoming a “Wunderkind“ at a young age.

Through a twist of good fortune, one of his mentors was the legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry. Other mentors were top pianists such as Mulgrew Miller and Harold Mabern, but also Quincy Jones. They all helped Justin Kauflin on his artistic journey.

At the age of 23, he released his terrific debut album “Introducing Justin Kauflin“. At the keyboards Kauflin is a thoughtful and beautifully melodic musician. His sensitive jazz takes on Beatles classics have also won him many new fans.

line up:
Justin Kauflin (piano)
Christopher Smith (bass)
Billy Williams (drums)

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