Jingyu “Lucy” Liu, a sophomore at Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids, has been chosen as the winner of the Corridor Jazz Project CD Cover design. Liu will receive a $100 cash prize from KCCK-FM and her design will adorn the cover of the “The Corridor Jazz Project VI”, a compilation of recordings from the top jazz bands from Jefferson, Kennedy, Prairie, Xavier and Washington High Schools in Cedar Rapids, Linn Mar and, Marion in Marion; City and West High Schools in Iowa City, and Solon High School.
Liu’s drawing was chosen out of over 100 entries from art students in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Marion high schools.
Receiving Honorable Mention in the contest were:
- Alicia Allen – Jefferson
- Ashley Johson – Jefferson
- Alex Sauer – Jefferson
- Jessica Drees – Kennedy
- Megan Dunham – Kennedy
- Alicia Hayes-Kerr – Kennedy
- Rachel Morrow - Xavier
- Molly Vipond – Xavier
The Corridor Jazz Project CDs, along with tickets for the CD Release Concert, April 2nd at the Paramount Theatre, will go on sale February 15th. Tickets are $12, and will be available at the Orchestra Iowa box office
Liu’s original piece, and those receiving Honorable Mention will all be exhibited during the April 2nd concert.
The Corridor Jazz Project is a jazz education and mentoring program for jazz band students at the eight public high schools in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. The program, developed as a part of the education outreach of Jazz 88.3 KCCK, matches each school’s top jazz band with a professional jazz player, who performed as a guest soloist with the band. The subsequent recordings have been collected and will be released on a compilation CD. CDs will be made available to each school to sell and keep the proceeds. CDs will be available at local retail outlets as well.
Support for the Corridor Jazz Project comes from MidWestOne Bank, Rockwell Collins, and West Music.