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3rd Chicago Blues Camp Comes to London! Aug 15th–18th 2016

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The Blues Kids Foundation (USA) and The Premises Rehearsal and Recording Studios proudly present Fernando Jones’ 3rd Annual Blues Camp in London this summer. Through this exclusive, fun-filled experience young people will learn and perform America’s root music in a week long programme under the tutelage of highly qualified Blues instructors direct from Chicago, the Blues capital of the world. Fernando Jones is a highly skilled tutor, motivator and musician and has been inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.  In a unique collaboration with our charity he is bringing his famous Blues Camp to London.

Entry is FREE! But competition for places will be high!  Students will be aged 12-18 and be intermediate to advanced musicians Places are limited to 20 for this year.

Classes will be every morning from 10.30am – 1pm leading to an afternoon performance on the final day.  We expect great things from this collaboration, come expecting to work hard, learn all about the Blues, improve your music and performance skills and make new friends.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Fernando Jones is a faculty member of Columbia College Chicago (the USA’s premier performing arts and media school) and a  Blues Ensemble director. He’s also an American Bluesman, educator, songwriter and scholar. Born to 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 education and literacy improvement whose clientele includes the Smithsonian Institute and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He has received the esteemed Keeping the Blues Alive Award (education).

Buddy Guy said that Fernando Jones is “one in a million trying to get to the bottom of the barrel of the Blues.”

He brings with him to London some of the most experienced Blues tutors in America –  a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from the best.

To sign up and for more information call Julia on 020 7729 7593 or email info@premisesstudios.com.   Entry will be by audition, young people will be asked to submit an audio recording of themselves playing a blues tune from a list we have suggested.  Fernando Jones will make the final decisions from the USA.

The Premises Studios Ltd, 209 Hackney Road | London E2 8JL | Tel: 020 7729 7593 Visit BLUESKIDS.COM for details how to be a Blues Kid or Sponsor. Europe: info@premisesstudios.com | USA: Info@BluesKids.com

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  1. Vanessa says:

    I would like to chime in on this Blued Kid Camp! I am a one of many cheerleaders for Mr. Fernando Jones!
    His musicianship is phenomenal. Mr. Jones has a way of pulling the unknown talents of the children. When they are in their persecutive groups it is amazing! If your child if ever given a chance to take part in the Blues Kids Camp he or she will never be the same! The Passion of live music will never die with Mr. Fernando at the helm!

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