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Strategic Partners

Mary Barnes Donnelley Family Foundation | Allstate | Columbia College Chicago | Tom Liebman

Lefort-Martin Fund | Team Jones | Chicago Federation of Musicians | Jim Dunlop USA

The Blues Camp Parent Fundraising Committee | The Blues Foundation Shure | Thinking Computers | D'Addario Foundation | Chicago Community Trust

City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events | One Brick

Chicago Area Metro Chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated

Artistic Director & Founder

Fernando Jones

Legal + Business

Todd Stephens | Tyrone Blackshear | Thomas Durham


Dr. Ja'ami Dawan

Festival and Blues Camp Operations

Charles Hemphil | Marvin Jones | Buddy Payne | Sam Jones | Gayun Cannon


Charles Hemphil | Dr. Charles Hudson | Yvette Jones | Flo Lawnicki

Tom Navarro | Buddy Payne



Glenn Kaupert | Emerging Light Media


Public Relations and Social Media

James McMurray


Former and current Columbia College Chicago Blues Ensemble students.


Photo by Glenn Kaupert

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