For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle Barlak, 973-539-4425

January 27, 2016

Justin Kauflin to Perform at Festival of Sound 2 for The Seeing Eye

April 9 Concert Benefit to be Held at Drew University in Madison, N.J.

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – The Beacon Hill Musicians and The Seeing Eye invite music lovers to the Festival of Sound 2 on April 9, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will be treated to a show that brings together top performers in the worlds of jazz, pop, and blues.  The concert will be held at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew University in Madison, N.J.

The evening will include a performance by pianist and composer Justin Kauflin, a Seeing Eye® dog owner who has been mentored by jazz legends Quincy Jones and the late Clark Terry, and was featured in the award winning documentary Keep on Keepin’ On. The Beacon Hill Musicians will once again bring a lineup of talented performers to the stage: Rio Clemente, Carrie Jackson, Grover Kemble, Gordon Lane, Rob Paparozzi, Gene Perla, and host Marty Eigen. The evening begins with a chance to meet some Seeing Eye® puppies. Tickets are $50 plus handling, and can be purchased online at

“My Seeing Eye dog, Candy, and I are both thrilled to be returning to New Jersey for the Festival of Sound to benefit The Seeing Eye,” said Justin Kauflin. “We became a team seven years ago, and she has brought so much independence, joy and love into my life. I couldn’t be happier to be back to take part in such an awesome event.”

Marty Eigen, who formed the Beacon Hill Musicians, learned about The Seeing Eye through his wife, Anita Eigen, who is a past winner of The Seeing Eye Volunteer of the Year award. "We are so thrilled to have Justin Kauflin joining the Beacon Hill Musicians to benefit a worthy cause like The Seeing Eye,” said Marty Eigen. “Our show sold out last year and we moved to a bigger theater for our 2016 show, so more people have a chance to enjoy live music from some very talented musicians.”

“Last year’s concert was a huge success and we’re excited that Seeing Eye graduate Justin Kauflin and his Seeing Eye dog Candy are returning to Morris County to take the stage with the Beacon Hill Musicians,” said Seeing Eye President and CEO Jim Kutsch. “It will be a great night, bringing together music lovers and talented performers, to benefit The Seeing Eye mission to breed, raise and train the best Seeing Eye dogs.”

Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind. Seeing Eye® dog users experience greatly enhanced mobility and independence, allowing them to retain their active lifestyles despite blindness. The Seeing Eye is a 501(c)3 non-profit supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, bequests, and other planned gifts.

The Seeing Eye is a trademarked name and can only be used to describe the dogs bred and trained at the school’s facilities in Morristown, N.J. If you would like more information on The Seeing Eye, please visit the website at, call (973) 539-4425, or email