Cal State L.A. to host Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp

Kids to learn and perform the Blues during summer program


WHAT:  Cal State L.A. to host the Fernando Jones' Blues Camp this summer in collaboration with the Los Angeles Unified School District Beyond the Bell program and the Blues Kids Foundation. Although the Blues Camp is free for student musicians, ages 12 to 18, they will need to audition in order to participate.

WHO:  Through this free fun-filled experience, a select number of students will learn and perform America’s root music in a week-long program under the direction and supervision of highly qualified instructors.

WHEN:  June 30-July 3.

WHERE:  State Playhouse, Music Hall and Music Building classrooms, on the Cal State L.A. campus. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways. For a campus map and directions:

MORE:  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.

The Blues Kids Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization established to preserve, perform and promote the Blues among America’s youth, parents and educators under the tutelage of highly qualified instructors. Its focus is on education, literacy and music as a second language.

INFO:  For details:!los-angeles-ca/c1isx.

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