Kennedy Freshman Wins Corridor Jazz Art Contest

By January 22, 2017About
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Lauren Stangl, a freshman at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Corridor Jazz Project CD Cover design. Lauren will receive a $100 cash prize from KCCK-FM and the design will adorn the cover of the “The Corridor Jazz Project X”, 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; Iowa City High, Solon High School, Mt. Vernon High School, and Lisbon High School.

Receiving Honorable Mention in the contest were nine other students:
Kayla Donahue, Kennedy
Kylie Easton, Kennedy
Emma Eltze, Kennedy
Marissa Lofton, Kennedy
Alissa Tiedemann, Prairie
Jennifer Sanchez, Jefferson
Hannah Montgomery, Jefferson
Jozlyn Wright, Jefferson
Lauren’s original piece, and those receiving Honorable Mention will all be exhibited during the Corridor Jazz Project concert, March 6 at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids.

The Corridor Jazz Project is a jazz education and mentoring program for jazz band students at the high schools in the Creative Corridor. 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, and West Music.
For more information, contact Dennis Green, dennis@kcck.org or 319.398.5446

Article and Photo Provided by KCCK.

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