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Southwest Jingle by Fernando Jones

June 16, 2014

 

"Where it don't fly, we don't go."

By Fernando Jones

773-841-5262

 

Southwest, Southwest don't you know?

Where it don't fly, we don't go. (Repeat)

 

Over 3,000 flights a day

From  LAX to Montego Bay.

Chicago to Portland, Maine 

To the ATL we fly that plane.

 

Southwest, Southwest don't you know?

Where it don't fly, we don't go. (Repeat)

 

Baltimore, Seattle, Cancun

San Juan, Puerto Rico [and] Nassau, too

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Dallas, San Jose. 

Memphis, Vegas we fly that plane.

 

Southwest, Southwest don't you know?

Where it don't fly, we don't go. (Repeat)

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. 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 

Mission

Blues Kids Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. Donations are tax-deductible. We were established to preserve, perform and promote the Blues among America's youth, parents and educators under the tutelage of highly qualified instructors, globally. Our focus includes Social & Emotional Learning, music literacy, pedagogy & andragogy, and Music as a Second Language. Click  to audition for Blues Camp.

 

Impact

Each Summer we present Fernando Jones' Blues Camp in different parts of the United States and Europe. Though Blues Camp is free, each Blues Kid attendee receives a tuition waiver scholarship valued between $1,500.00 and $2,500.00. This “priceless,” fun-filled, experience is designed to impact the life of the "Blues Kid" who simply wants to experience this cultural enrichment opportunity in an organic and nurturing environment with like-minded others. Here are some of our proclamations.

 

Inception

When the Blues Kids of America brand was created on the Southside of Chicago, in 1989 (Est. 1990), it was founded on the principle of having a local area program that could be scalable, internationally. In 2010, twenty one years later, Blues Camp did that.