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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FERNANDO JONES’ BLUES CAMP

BEYOND THE BELL / LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

 

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 in person at: El Sereno Middle School and Magnet Center, 2859 N Eastern Ave, Los Angeles, CA | 5:00PM - 8:00PM

 Blues Camp Audition Form + Songs

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For more information, please email us at Info@BluesKids.com.

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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)

Info@BluesKids.com

 

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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.

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TRADITIONAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday
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

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 Official Press Photos (Click Images)