'Keep On Keepin' On' Trailer Peeks Into Music Mentorship Magic

10:48 AM PST 08/21/2014 by Ashley Lee

"I believe in your talent, and I believe in you"

The new Keep On Keepin’ On trailer offers a peek into a story of maintaining one’s vision while losing sight.

The RADiUS-TWC Quincy Jones-produced jazz documentary from director Alan Hicks centers on the friendship between jazz legend Clark Terry and young, blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin.

Terry, 93, played with legends such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie and taught icons such as Miles Davis and Quincy Jones.

The trailer shows some of the narrative turns of the film, including a jazz competition for Kauflin and a surgery for Terry. “Dear Justin, I want you to know that I’m with you all the way,” music mentor Terry says to Kauflin in the trailer. “I believe in your talent, and I believe in you.”

The documentary nabbed the Heineken Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, and Hicks won the John Schlesinger Award for a first-time filmmaker at the Provincetown Film Festival.

Watch the trailer above.

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