Intake Process for Blues Camp Day

Columbia College Chicago | The Music Center | 1014 S. Michigan Avenue

Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Audition Deadline: January 25, 2020.

Click here for Audition Link

Intake for for Blues Camp Palm Beach

Location TBA

Sunday, December 27, 2019 to Saturday, January 4, 2020.

Audition Deadline: December 15, 2019.

Click here for Audition Link

Intake for for Blues Camp Chicago

Columbia College Chicago | The Music Center | 1014 S. Michigan Avenue

Sunday, July 5 to Friday, July 10, 2020.

Audition Deadline: June 1, 2020.

Click here for Audition Link

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. Here's the audition link.

Pick a Song Below.

Perform + Video Record.

Upload to YouTube..

Parents/Guardians have your Blues Kid:
1. Pick an audition song from the SoundCloud tracks listed below. Lyrics below.

2. Play their instrument, sing and/or play along with the track.

3. Supervising parent/guardian will video record the performance on your smart phone or video camera. Hold cell phone horizontally (landscape), not vertically, when recording.

4. Upload it to YouTube.com. Check the "Public" box. Then publish.

Proper way to label the video. See samples below.

1. Label the video:

Fernando Jones' Blues Camp Day 2020

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

2. Fill out the form below (Paste YouTube URL into it) then submit.

Click here for Audition 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

 

She’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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

She’s got everything on water and land.

She’s got everything, everything but a man.

 

Photo by Glenn Kaupert