Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp (Animated TV series)
Inspitred by the real Blues Camp
(773) 841-5262 • BluesNewz@aol.com
Proposal Pitch to David Rudman
From Fernando Jones
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Each episode will start with human Blues Kids in their ensemble rooms at Blues Camp, in the Summertime, performing their theme song. After the performance, they will discuss fun youthful summer topics, classroom situations and/or current non-political or religious social events. Their conversation(s) will transition into them daydreaming. While daydreaming, their “cartoon selves” will emerge and go on an adventure to solve and address the concern(s).
Ultimately, their music will be used to help teach and solve Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Math (STEAM) concerns to their peers at Blues Camp. At the conclusion, they will play a song summing up the adventure’s success, as human Blues Kids. Each show will conclude with a message of friendship, peace and peer understanding through the lens of the arts.
An ethnically diverse cast of student musicians under the direction of Mr. Jones, their music teacher.
6 to 10 years old.
Activity books, dolls, Muppets, etc.
The Blues Kids could be part of the Summer youth rock concerts already associated with your brand.
Blues Kids Activity Books. Click image to download.
Blues Kids on the News.
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, scholar and Chicago (IL) Alumni Chapter member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 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. Buddy Guy said that Fernando Jones is “one in a million trying to get to the bottom of the barrel of the Blues.” The incomparable Fernando Jones is a 21st Century Renaissance man and the 2008 Keeping the Blues Alive Award recipient and a Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee.
The Blues Kids Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. We were established to preserve, perform and promote the Blues among America's youth, parents and educators under the tutelage of highly qualified instructors. Our focus is on education, literacy and music as a second language.
Photos by Glenn Kaupert