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Corridor Jazz Project

KCCK's jazz education program, Corridor Jazz Project, showcases the outstanding high school jazz programs in the Cultural Corridor and provides the opportunity for high school musicians to interact with and learn from college jazz directors and other professional players.

  • Each school that chooses to participate is matched with a professional musician/educator, who performs as a guest soloist with the school's top jazz ensemble. The group rehearses the tune in 1-2 sessions.
  • The band and guest artist record the track, under the direction of professional producers. All the tracks are included on a compilation CD.
  • High school-age artists can also submit a design for the cover art, which is chosen by a committee of artists/art educators.
  • A CD Release party and concert, featuring the bands and guest artists, is then held at an area venue. Schools are given blocks of tickets that they can sell and keep the proceeds.
  • The CD is made available to each school, below cost, to sell and keep the profit. The CD airs periodically on KCCK, particularly during April Jazz Appreciation Month, and is also available at local retailers.

The 2015 CD will be released at live concerts April 6 and 7.

CD Cover Art Contest

High School students at any Corridor-area school are invited to submit original artwork for the 2014 edition of The Corridor Jazz Project CD. Artwork should focus on music and jazz music is preferred and must be in a 2D format.

Past years have had up to 100 entries in this contest. The winner's art will be produced on the 2014 CJP compilation CD. There will also be 12 selections receiving honorable mention. The winner receives $100 and will be displayed at the concert with the honorable mention artwork.

This contest is open to all area high school students. The deadline to submit artwork is January 10, 2014. Entries may be mailed or delivered to: Corridor Jazz Project CD Art Contest, KCCK-FM, 2180 Linn Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

For an entry form and submission guidelines, visit www.kcck.org.