Blues Kids Foundation

in residence at The Music Center at Columbia College Chicago presents

Fernando Jones’ 11th Annual International Blues Camp

(The Online Version)

For Blues Kids ages 12 to 18 all over the world.
 

Sunday, July 5 to Friday 10, 2020 | 8:00A to 11:30A CT

Contact us on how your Blues Kid can attend: Info@BluesKids.com | (312) 369-3229

Tentative Schedule at-a-glance updated weekly here.

Read the latest press on Blues Camp here.

Blues Camp Online Poster in PDF

Audition Deadline: June 15, 2020 • 12:00P CT.

Today, we live in a new normal. Hopefully, next year, we can present in-person again. Blues Kids Foundation and the Music Center at Columbia College Chicago are proud to be on the cutting edge of Blues andragogy and pedagogy with Fernando Jones' International Blues Camp. This July, while respecting social distancing and shelter in place, we will embrace technology and social media platforms and establish an interactive music appreciation version of Blues Camp online plus STEAM activities.

If your Blues Kid is a between the ages of 12 and 18 and is an intermediate or advanced player then they might be the ideal candidate. We are not looking for the best "Blues Kid" players in the world. We are looking for the Blues Kid who "wants to be" in this program. However, they must audition with one of the songs below, first, not one of their choosing. Then we will do our best to place them by their skillset according to our Blues Camp ensemble instrumentation need(s) and position availability. 

1. Select a Song

2. Perform + Record Video.

3. Upload Video.

4. Complete Application.

Parents/Guardians have your Blues Kid:

Use a smart phone or tablet (turned horizontally), or a video camera recorder to record their performance.


Step 1: Select a song to audition with:

        > Choose a SoundCloud tracks below.

        > Lyrics are included below, too.

Step 2: Video record your Blues Kid's performance:

        > Singing or playing along with the track they chose.

            or

        > Sing and pay along with the track they chose simultaneously.

• Vocalists: You don't have to necessarily riff or use melismas (runs). You can sing it straight with feeling.

• Instrumentalist: Simply play rhythm, fills and/or chords. Do your best and have fun. You don't have to solo. 

3. Upload performance video to YouTube.com:

        > Label the video:

           Fernando Jones' Blues Camp Online 2020

        > (Song title) performed by (Blues Kid's first name only), age, hometown 

        > Check the "Public" box.

        > Publish.

        > Copy link. 

4. Complete the application: 

> Click for Audition Link Add YouTube.com link.

Audition Songs with audition samples above.

Blues Camp: Extra T-Shirt Order

Chicago (Has Got Everything You Need)

A Tribute to My Hometown

Performed by Fernando Jones

Written, arranged and produced by Fernando Jones

Bluefunkjazroll Music, BMI | BluesNewz@aol.com

 

Chicago's got everything you need. (Repeat)
We've got a Great Lake and gold plated streets.

 

We've got hot dogs and championship teams.
We've got Soul food and championship teams.
We're the “City that Works” with a skyline that's mean.

 

(Breakdown)
We've got theatres / and / movie shows.
For a couple of bucks / go where you want to go.

 

I said, ‘Chicago's got everything you need.’
We've got a Great Lake and gold plated streets.

 

C-h-i / C-h-i / c-a-g-o / c-a-g-o. (Repeat)
Chicago has got everything you need.

 

Chicago has got everything you need.
Whenever I need a reason, a reason to smile. (Repeat)
I go window shopping on the Magnificent Mile.


Chicago's always got something new. (Repeat)
Chicago welcomes you.

She’s Got Everything (But A Man)

Performed by Jackie Scott

Written, arranged, and produced by Fernando Jones

Bluefunkjazroll Music, BMI | BluesNewz@aol.com

Verse 1

The’s got everything any woman could want.

She’s got two big cars and a little mini boat.

Got diamonds on her fingers, bracelets on her arm.

She's got 50 girlfriends and her own mink farm.

She got more food than the hungry can stand.

Even down in Texas this chick has got land.

Chorus

She’s got everything that any woman could want.

She’s got two big houses and a jet that floats.

She’s got everything on water and land.

She’s got everything but a man.

Verse 2

She’s got drawings from Picasso’s mama’s house.

She's got matching Gucci purses and a Louis Vuitton blouse.

She's got Italian marble in her French style home.

. . . got had the first Rolls Royce with a satellite phone. 

She got more shoes than us put together.

If she don’t like the temperature,

She’ll take off and change the weather.

Chorus

She’s got everything that any woman could want.

. . . got two derby horses and a dancing billy goat.

She’s got everything on water and land.

She’s got everything, everything but a man.

 

Verse 3

She’s got everything a woman could want.

She got two turntables and a microphone.

She got high healed boots and she’s really, really cute.

She got Gingerale and lobster at her photo shoot.

She’s got a SUV and a Cadillac sedan.

Oh, she’s got everything, everything but a man.

Oil & Water (Don't Mix)

Performed by Nellie Travis

Written, arranged, and produced by Fernando Jones

Bluefunkjazroll Music, BMI | BluesNewz@aol.com
 

Verse 1

You remind me of a hurricane,

But you treat me like a candle in the rain.

I give you money, give you my time,

But I know you’ll never be mine.
I've tried all of the tricks, still, oil and water don’t mix.

  

Verse 2

I just remembered I don’t know your name.

Is it Billy the Kid or Jesse James?
You’re so fine, but you treat me oh so mean.

I’ve tried all of the tricks, still, oil and water don’t mix.

  

Bridge

If I was a bottle of glue still I couldn’t stick to you.

I might as well be a brick wall because you never call.

I’ve tried all of the tricks, still, oil and water don’t mix.

 

Verse 3

You remind me of a hurricane,

But you treat me like a candle in the rain.

I give you money, give you my time,

But I know you’ll never be mine.
I've tried all of the tricks, still, oil and water don’t mix.

 

Photo by Glenn Kaupert