FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FERNANDO JONES’ BLUES CAMP LOS ANGELES
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY • LOS ANGELES
SUNDAY, JUNE 21 - THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
The Los Angeles Unified School District and the Blues Kids Foundation proudly present Fernando Jones' Blues Camp this summer. Blues Camp is free for student musicians ages 12 to 18. To be part of this incredible opportunity you must audition. Register to audition.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Fernando Jones is a Columbia College Chicago (the nation’s premier performing arts and media school) faculty member and Blues Ensemble director. He's also an American Bluesman, educator, songwriter and scholar. Born to loving Mississippi parents on the South Side of Chicago, Jones was inspired by his older brothers, Foree and Gregory, and that inspiration led him to teaching himself how to play guitar when he was four years old.
Jones is a highly sought-after lecturer focusing on music pedagogy and literacy improvement whose clientele includes the Smithsonian Institute and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Buddy Guy said that Fernando Jones is “one in a million trying to get to the bottom of the barrel of the Blues.” The incomparable Fernando Jones is a 21st Century Renaissance man and the 2008 Keeping the Blues Alive Award recipient (education).
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Media Contacts: Fernando Jones (Blues Kids Foundation)
The Blues Kids Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. We were established to preserve, perform and promote the Blues among America's youth, parents and educators under the tutelage of highly qualified instructors. Our focus is on education, literacy and music as a second language.
TENTATIVE WEEKLY SCHEDULE: SUNDAY, JUNE 21 - THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Kick-Off Picnic
Monday to Wednesday
8:15 AM Healthy Morning Snacks
8:30 AM Morning Assembly / Roll Call / Star Spangled Banner
8:45 AM Ensemble Sessions Start
11:00 AM Ensemble Sessions End
11:10 AM Special Guest Visitor
11:30 AM Lunch / Recess
12:00 PM Dismissal
Thursday (Schedule subject to change. This is just one model)
8:15 AM Morning schedule is the same as above
11:00 AM Head To Hosting Performance Venue
12:00 PM Lucheon & Red Carpet
12:30 PM Fernando Jones & Friends in Concert
1:00 PM Blues Kids Concert Begins
3:00PM Blues Kids Concert Ends
3:30 PM Dismissal
Photos by Glenn Kaupert