Every year the music school produces a Jazz CD with Capitol Records. This is a huge deal for the music students and an equally great opportunity for the design school because we get the chance to create album art for an actual product. After talking to several jazz students the concept that lead my design was the idea that modern jazz has many layers and is multi- faceted incorporating the various melodies and sounds. The approach I chose was to shoot stacks of various materials. As you look through the CD I wanted the feeling of excavating; looking deeper and deeper through layers of “music” and discovering what jazz is. I made a choice not to work digitally, creating a sense of realness and texture. I hat a lot of fun working on this project, one of my favorites from last year.