SIFF 2014: Quincy Jones, Part 3/3–An Evening with the Justin Kauflin Trio

Thursday, June 5 Before Thursday's concert, I had never been to the Triple Door.  If you have the money, it's a beautiful venue, though watching a show there and eating dinner will put you back $60 or more. I got there early and saw Justin Kauflin enter the building, along with Candy, his guide dog, and … Continue reading SIFF 2014: Quincy Jones, Part 3/3–An Evening with the Justin Kauflin Trio

SIFF 2014: Quincy Jones, Part 2/3–An Evening with Quincy Jones

Wednesday, June 4 Introduction The next Jones event was the tribute to him, where he received the Lifetime Achievement Award.  I was there in the morning when they brought in a piano, though it wasn't for Jones, but for Justin Kauflin, a young blind pianist who was discovered by Clark Terry (or "CT," as Kauflin refers to him), … Continue reading SIFF 2014: Quincy Jones, Part 2/3–An Evening with Quincy Jones

SIFF 2014: Quincy Jones, Part 1/3–The Pawnbroker

Tuesday, June 3 The Pawnbroker (Sidney Lumet, 116 mins, USA 1964--released 1965) As part of the Quincy Jones tribute at SIFF, the festival showed the first film he ever scored.  Carl Spence introduced the film by saying it was picked in 2008 by the Library of Congress as a significant film.  When Spence said it … Continue reading SIFF 2014: Quincy Jones, Part 1/3–The Pawnbroker