Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding and More to Perform After Tribeca Film Festival Premiere
Following the premiere of Keep On Keepin’ On at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Roy Hargrove and Justin Kauflin will perform to honor jazz legend Clark Terry, the star of the film. American Express Card Members have the exclusive opportunity to take part in the evening.
Keep On Keepin’ On chronicles a 23-year-old blind piano prodigy, Justin Kauflin, who suffers from stage fright and finds his way to jazz legend Clark Terry. Over the course of the film, Terry begins to lose his sight, forging a bond with Kauflin.
Now 93, Terry was Quincy Jones’ first teacher (Jones produced the film) as well as a mentor to Miles Davis. He is also one of the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie’s and Duke Ellington’s bands. In the ’60s, Terry broke the color barrier as the first African-American staff musician at NBC when he joined The Tonight Show.