Collegiate Hosts Jazz Pianist Justin Kauflin

Collegiate was delighted to host jazz pianist Justin Kauflin today for a performance and short question-and-answer session with Upper Schoolers. The visit was a unique opportunity for students to engage up close with a well-known musician. Mr. Kauflin, blind since age 11, began performing jazz professionally by age 15. He worked with Quincy Jones on his second full-length CD, "Dedication," which was released in January 2015. The CD debuted at No. 6 on CMJ Jazz chart, No. 10 on Billboard's Traditional Jazz chart, hit No. 1 on JazzWeek's chart and remained in the Top 10 spot for nine straight weeks. His latest project, "Coming Home," also produced by Quincy Jones, was released last month.