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Fonnesbaek & Kauflin: Synesthesia

Read "Synesthesia" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Young US pianist Justin Kauflin and Danish bassist Thomas Fonnesbaek share the neurological condition known as synesthesia, in which the senses become mixed. For the two musicians, this means experiencing sounds as colors with their minds' eyes. They met in jny: Copenhagen for the first time in 2015. Fonnesbaek recalls, “Besides being a meeting between Justin and myself, it was a meeting of cultures with many similarities and many inspiring differences that we could express through sound ...

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Justin Kauflin: Humble Beginnings

Read "Justin Kauflin: Humble Beginnings" reviewed by Marshall Taylor

The beauty of music lies in its subliminal spirituality. Religious or not, few can argue the effects of music on the human emotions and how it impacts our perception of things beyond what is skin-deep. For 24 year-old Justin Kauflin, a New York-based pianist notable for his work with Jae Sinnett, and for his freshman release of Introducing Justin Kauflin (Self Produced, 2010), the interconnection of music and faith is not only a sure conversation-starter, but also ...

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Justin Kauflin: Introducing Justin Kauflin

Read "Introducing Justin Kauflin" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Sight and vision are not the same thing, and pianist Justin Kauflin is a testament to this fact. While a rare eye disease robbed Kauflin of his sight by the time he was eleven years old, his artistic vision and sense of purpose remain intact. Kauflin's classical training initially placed him on a certain path, but a detour toward jazz during his high school years, followed by further studies at William Patterson University, where he earned a degree in Music/Jazz ...

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Take Five With Justin Kauflin

Read "Take Five With Justin Kauflin" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Justin Kauflin:At the piano, Justin Kauflin has an improvisational zeal matched by a technique that is equal parts lyrical and emotional. His sound can be best described as dynamic and vibrant, with a genuine sense of feeling and appreciation for the soulful essence in jazz music. Although classically trained, Justin prefers the improvisational opportunity jazz provides, which is readily apparent in his mastery of the piano. His musical style reflects a steadfast, day-to- day trust in God, ...


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