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Ns. Nack: Update Page

Tuesday, April 19 - Thursday, April 28, 2022 

Stagg Elementary School

7424 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60621

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Mahalia Jackson Elementary School

Team Building for Teachers and Administrative

(Professional Development)

Site: Hilton Hotel Chicago/Oak Lawn

12:30P to 2:30P

Sunday July 4 to Saturday July 10, 2021

Blues Camp at Columbia College Chicago

1014 S. Michigan Avenue

8A to 12P plus post-Blues Camp performances

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Blues Camp Workshop

Knotty Luxe Bistro

3445 W. 159th Street

10A to 11:30A

Blues Camp Workshop Day

Chicago Police Department District 25

Grand & Central

Saturday, May 9, 2021

Blues Camp Workshop Day 

at the Chicago Police Department District 002

5101 S. Wentworth

10A to 11A

2:30P to 5P

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Presentation for the Chicago Police Department District 002 Online

Presentation Link

Wednesdays Online

April 28, 2021,

May 5, 12, 26,

June 2, 19, 16

Blues Camp Workshop Day 

at Owen Scholastic Academy

Harmonica and Songwriting prep for graduation.

Session 1 Overview

Session 2 Overview

Owen School Greeting

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Blues Camp Workshop Day

Presentation for Jack and Jill of America Online

Presentation

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Blues Camp Workshop Day

Kappa League National Day Online

Presentation

Monday, April 5, 2021

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Presentation

In hopes of having a strategic partnership there in 2022

Presentation

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Blues Camp Day with the Links

Presentation

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Blues Camp Day Online

Blues Camp

Update: Sunday, January 24, 2021 | 3:45P

(Blues Camp Grant Journal from Fernando Jones)

Hello and Happy Day before the Snow Storm,

All is going well in the Allstate/Kellogg course with my board member Dr. Ja’ami Dawan and I. I just completed my first discussion assignment on DEI in Canvas. Yay!

 

1. We have an article coming out in DownBeat Magazine in April. Allstate is definitely mentioned. 

2. We will have 2 full sized ads in the mag: One about the Blues Camp Workshops and Blues Camp; the other, Master Class Session video. 

3. I was in contact with Mike Lowe, reporter on WGN. He’s going to forward the info below to Micah Mattere for a possible interview on yours truly talking about the grant affording opps. 

4. I’ll be featured on WGN by Lowe in an earlier recorded program due to run during Black History Month on the Palm Tavern on 47th Street where I performed and mounted interactive stage plays in the late ‘90s. 

5. Blues Camp Reunion is online Feb. 27th. I’ll send the link. 

6. We are reaching out to new schools (students) on Facebook and emails today.  

7. Carolyn Palmer at the Citizen Newspaper will mention the Blues Camp Workshop info. I'll send you the clipping.

See script posted on Facebook:

 

Black History Month / DEI / Music:

Attention Chicago area administrators and band directors of K-12 schools with interests in music enrichment programming in this time of COVID-19.  Though we are a Chicago Public School Vendor this is something different for your consideration — a potential gift

 

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Blues Kids Foundation in collaboration with Allstate is providing “Blues Camp Workshop” sessions that can/may include but are not limited to online (via Zoom), blended or in-person Blues  music, history and/or songwriting/creative writing sessions. 

 

Or an interview session with students and faculty on the impact American music has on our mental well-being during the COVID 

 

Or it could be a simple school concert in June by my trio when and if it’s safe to do so according to the CDC and CPS for your school. 

 

The activities will ultimately be tailored to your student needs and may range from one 30 minute session to five 30 minute sessions between February and June’s end. This gift will be limited to 5 schools contacting me through this Facebook post. If interested, let me know and I’ll send you the application. And it’s free. 

 

For verification check me out if you don’t know me and our work. 

FernandoJones.com 

BluesKids.com