THE TERRA HAZELTON TRIO
Terra Hazelton, Genie-nominated actress, internationally known jazz singer and radio personality, will be releasing a new album in just a few months. It’s a stripped down, live off the floor compilation of classics that needed an album cover to match. We proposed a similarly stripped down cover shot of a (seemingly) topless Terra, lots of white, and pretty but knowing makeup treatment. Shot entirely in studio, media shots of herself with Nathan Hiltz, another of the trio (along with Jordan O’Connor), will be used for posters and other promotional materials.
I think music has become an objectified medium that has in many ways lost touch with its roots in expressionism. For me, this album has been about expressing who we are, not who we wish we were or who we think we are supposed to be. And if only because Jazz was born out of a fundamental need to express oneself, it seems crazy to not be yourself. ~ Jordan O’Connor