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AUDITION FOR BLUES CAMPS

Steps for Parents/Guardians:
Step 1: Learn "Chicago's (Got Everything You Need)". 

Choose the instrumental or vocal track to perform. The lyrics and audio files are included below.

Step 2: Perform it vocally or the on your instrument of choice.

 

Step 3: Video record with a cell phone.

Video using the phone horizontally (landscape view.

> Publish it on YouTube.com;

> Label the video: Fernando Jones' Blues Camp 2023. "Chicago's (Got Everything You Need)"

performed by (Your Blues Kid's first name only), age, home state. 

> Check the "Public" box before "publishing" the video.

> Copy and paste the link into the JotForm.

Step 4: Submit the Jotform.

Notes: For example, if your Blues Kid is auditioning to be a singer, have them sing along with the instrumental audio file. They don't have to riff or use melismas (runs). Have them sing straight and with feeling. We aren't looking for stars. We're looking for those who simply want to be here. 

 

If they are auditioning as an instrumentalist have them play along with the audio file. They don't have to solo. They can just play rhythm, fills and/or chords. Have them do their best. Most importantly, encourage your Blues Kid to have fun! This is a program that focuses on the art of playing by ear. Don't hesitate. Get help from their music teacher if that helps make the recording go smoother.

Chicago (Blues Kids Contest)
00:00 / 03:20
Chicago (Instrumental Blues Kids Contest)
00:00 / 03:20

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 theaters / 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.

Audition Samples

Audition Samples

Audition Samples
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Blues Kids Audition Welcome

Blues Kids Audition Welcome

00:25
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Welcome to Fernando Jones' Blues Camp by Quincy Rycraw Cochran

Welcome to Fernando Jones' Blues Camp by Quincy Rycraw Cochran

00:42
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Fernando Jones' Blues Camp Audition Chicago 2016 by Stacy Norris

Fernando Jones' Blues Camp Audition Chicago 2016 by Stacy Norris

03:55
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Blues Camp Promo

Blues Camp Promo

00:19
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