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Fernando Jones

Blues Band from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$1200 - $5000 per event
In the Blues Capital of the world, Fernando Jones is Chicago's go to guy when it comes to all things Blues, he's an ambassador. While refuting the many negative stereotypes that haunt this music, Jones and his trio are on a mission to show people the joy and beauty of the Blues via concerts. lectures and workshops globally. These guys sound good and are always dressed sharp! As a result, Jones' hands have been photographed by National Geographic Magazine.Fernando was asked by Columbia College to teach and pilot the country's first college Blues Ensemble course.

His book, I Was There When The Blues Was Red Hot, has been used as a resource by the likes of DOWNBEAT, Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, and Living Blues Magazine. TV and radio stations suc0h as ABC, BBC, CBS, CLTV, NBC (featured on Dateline), WTTW, and WGN have celebrated him for his playing style and unique perspective on the status of the Blues globlly. As a playwright and actor, Jones received critical acclaim from the and received Jefferson and Black Theatre Alliance Award nominations. Fernando Jones is a graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He's also a proud member of the American Federation of Musicians (Local 10-208); Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) as a songwriter & publisher; the Chicago Blues Festival Planning Committee, and founder of Blues Kids of America. He has endorsements from Fender Musical Instruments, Jim Dunlop Guitar Picks & Accessories and Guitar Center.


Discography
Whodoyuvoodu (Mysoundworx)

Stranded (Mysoundworx / Dude Records)

I Was There When The Blues Was Red Hot (Mysoundworx)

The Slaves Eat First (Mysoundworx)
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Festival

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Recommend

Outstanding to work with and the kids adored him. The entire process was professionally executed and he is a warm, kind man. Definitley on our list of repeat performers. Thanks again for such a positive experience. kim shade

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2008
Mar
13
Festival
Schaumburg, IL
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2006
Dec
20
Private Party
Chicago, IL
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2006
Sep
1
NAVY PIER
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2006
Jul
29
PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE
Homewood, IL
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2006
Jan
1
PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE / LECTURE
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Baby Showers
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Funerals
Happy Hours
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Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
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Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Fernando Jones will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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