Keep On Keepin’ On
May 20, 2018 – 6:00pm
Fort Douglas Post Theatre
Keep On Keepin’ On depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, having played in both the Duke Ellington and Count Basie bands. He broke racial barriers on American television and mentored the likes of Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, but his most unlikely friendship is with Justin Kauflin, a 23-year old blind piano prodigy. Justin, fighting a debilitating case of stage fright, is invited to compete in a prestigious competition, while Clark’s health takes a serious turn. The two face the toughest challenges of their lives.
Justin Kauflin will be in attendance and will do a short Q&A after the show.
John Clayton Conversations in Jazz
May 21, 2018 – 6:00pm
John Clayton will be giving a short 45-minute talk about his life in the jazz industry. This is a wonderful opportunity for students and jazz lovers to get a better understanding of what John Clayton’s life looks like. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear a world-renowned jazz musician speak about his life as a professional musician.
This talk is in conjunction with John Clayton & Friends a Celebration of Jazz that starts at 7:30pm the same night of the talk.
This is a free event and will be held in the Capitol Room at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City.