The Sound of St. Louis Jazz Compilation Vol. 1
The Sound of St. Louis Jazz Compilation Vol 1. is a project through the Kranzberg Arts Foundation that hosts resident musicians and gives them a weekly schedule of routine performances. Resident artists are helped with marketing strategy and personal branding during their time within residency. This compilation album features original compositions of resident artists that were recorded at Clayton Studios in Richmond Heights, MO in the winter/early spring of 2018-2019. Art direction for the compilation needed to project the energy associated with jazz as well as the space resident artists perform in. I was able to illustrate instruments associated with our resident artists and create cartoon influenced characters to play them. The color selection can be associated with hues found within The Dark Room, where the resident artists play their scheduled sets. We were able to order 500 digipak CDs, 200 Digital Download cards, and release them at a preview listening party.