SIFF to honor Quincy Jones with Lifetime Achievement Award June 4

An Evening with Quincy Jones

Join acclaimed artist Quincy Jones for a special screening of his film Keep On Keepin’ On, featuring the jazz-legend Clark Terry and blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin. Mr. Jones will be honored with the Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award before the screening, and will take part in a conversation following the film.

QuincyJones_440x300The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. June 4 at the SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Our lives have been touched by the work of Quincy Jones in so many more ways than most of us are aware. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Seattle International Film Festival, we honor this onetime Seattleite and legendary trumpeter, producer, conductor, arranger, and composer with SIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Jones has earned our recognition and gratitude for a lifetime of visionary achievements, which are reflected in two films at this year’s Festival: Sidney Lumet’s searing 1964 drama The Pawnbroker, scored by Jones, and 2014’s Keep on Keepin’ On, a candidly emotional look at one of Jones’ mentors, the incredible jazz trumpeter Clark Terry.

This year, SIFF will present Quincy Jones with the Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the premiere screening of Keep on Keepin’ On.

Special Presentation Screening of Keep On Keepin’ On and Quincy Jones Tribute Reception
June 4 | 7:30PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

$150 | Buy Now
Ticket price includes a 5:00 PM pre-film reception at the extraordinary Chihuly Boathouse, catered by City Catering and featuring beverages by Chateau Ste. Michelle and New Belgium Brewing, and reserved seats at the screening. Availability is limited.

$35 | $30 Members | Buy Now

Ticket price includes screening only.

Learn more about Keep On Keepin’ On here.

The SIFF will also present An Evening with the Justin Kauflin Trio at 7 p.m. June 5 at The Triple Door.

Enhance the experience of the film Keep On Keepin’ On by spending the evening with one of its star subjects: the exciting blind jazz pianist Justin Kauflin, with his Trio composed of drummer Billy Williams, and bassist Christopher Smith. With an introduction by Quincy Jones.

$25 | Buy Now

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