Discover Jazz Festival Launches Contest To Re-Imagine Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Album Art

Attention artists and/or Miles Davis fans! The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (June 3 – June 12) is issuing a request for submissions from visual artists for artwork re-imagining the original album cover for Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew.

The artwork will be displayed in conjunction with the Bitches Brew Revisited performance on June 3 and throughout the 2011 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival.

Ten finalists (chosen by a public vote) each will receive a pair of tickets to the June 3 performance of Bitches Brew Revisited; the Discover Jazz Festival’s opening night show features musicians including Graham Haynes, Vernon Reid and Marco Benevento.

One of those ten finalists (chosen by a panel of judges) will receive a pair of tickets to the show and a grand prize of $500. All finalists’ and winner’s work will be displayed on stage prior to the performance and printed for display at the after-party.

Deadlines for submissions is May 13, 2011. Click here for more information.

“This is such a fun opportunity to think about how we approach art, and how art builds on art,” Geeda Searfoorce, associate director of the jazz festival, told the Burlington Free Press.

“The visual art on the album is so stunning and striking. There’s something really lovely — and with great potential — to say ‘re-imagine it.'”

Searfoorce added: “We thought about how we can engage audiences in a deeper way to really funny enjoy the show, and have the best experience possible.”

Mati Klarwein (1932 – 2002) was the creator of the original Bitches Brew album cover art, a visionary artist and painter inspired by psychedelic surrealism and best known for his works used on the covers of music albums.

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