Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp London TBA 2019
Blues Kids Foundation (USA) proudly present Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp London. Through this priceless, fun-filled experience, your Blues Kid will learn and perform America’s “root” music, direct from Chicago, in a structured program with like minded others under the tutelage of Chicago Blues Hall of Fame member Fernando Jones, himself. Blues Kids all over Europe are invited to audition online and attend. Entry is competitive; space is limIted. Beginner, intermediate and advanced placements are available. For more information visit BluesKids.com/London. Blues Kids Foundation (USA) is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. Thanks for making us your charity of choice.
Buddy Guy has said that Fernando Jones is
"One in a million trying to get to the bottom of the barrel of the Blues."
"Paul Jones meets Chicago based Blues musician and educator Fernando Jones who is about to launch the UK's first summer school dedicated to the Blues under the auspices of the Blues Kids Foundation. The Blues Kids Foundation, which is already runs a number of summer schools throughout the US, is a charitable foundation dedicated to providing a high level of education for young Blues musicians of the sort already enjoyed by classical and Jazz musicians." - BBC
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.
Photos by Glenn Kaupert