Fernando Jones Info
21st Century Bluesman and 2008 Keeping the Blues Alive recipient (education) Fernando Jones, a self-taught musician, has been a professor at Columbia College Chicago since 2005. Jones has been recognized and celebrated by his peers and the press as being on the "cutting edge" of the Blues. As a composer, he has taken great pride in performing his original works publicly to help insure the evolutionary development of this musical movement. He is always lobbying for the proper recognition of this indigenous African-American art form and its people.