(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Epiphany Center For The Arts: The Sanctuary
201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
Freddie Dixon Blues Band & Fernando Jones Date: Friday, March 3, 2023 Doors: 5PM for Golden Hour Showtime: 7:30PM Tickets: $20 - General Admission | $60 - VIP table for 2
Freddie Dixon Blues Band & Fernando Jones
Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
Doors: 5PM for Golden Hour
Tickets: $20 - General Admission | $60 - VIP table for 2
‘Service charges apply to ALL ticket purchases (online and box office)’ - Credit card only at door
The Freddie Dixon Blues Band consists of a group of South Side Chicago Blues greats anchored by Doktu Rhute Muuzic, Maurice John Vaughan, and of course the inimitable Freddie Dixon! What they have in common is that they are all steeped in the traditions of the music as well as creators of their own powerful songs. They are carrying on the work of blues pioneers like Willie Dixon, Otis Clay, A.C. Reed, and more.
If one word could describe this "creative" named Fernando Jones it would be rare. This multi-instrumentalist started off by playing the Blues on the guitar when he was just four years old. Today, he's still going strong as a bandleader. This world-class, internationally known American Bluesman, educator and songwriter was born to loving Mississippi parents on the Southside of Chicago. They were advocates for education and the arts. Jones is one of a few living African American Bluesmen to have a tribute album of his compositions done by a band on a different continent; Jona's Blues Band of Rome, Italy is the group.
Jones has performed his compositions from basement parties to the University of Hawaii to The Smithsonian Institute to the Conservatory of Music in Pescara, Italy to nightclubs in Havana, Cuba. Here is a sample of his scholarly writing in the Journal of Popular Music Studies and awards. In January 2020, the National Association of Music Merchants invited him to host a lecture on the impact of Blues Pedagogy. As a lecturer Fernando Jones has established Blues Camps for youths on the continents of Asia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean island of Cuba. Here's an interview on him done by The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
Golden Hour at Epiphany:
Stop by Epiphany for our live music series concerts, and be sure to hit Golden Hour before-hand for drinks and lite-bites! Doors open at 5pm Wednesday - Saturday for Golden Hour with 1/2 priced bottles of wine and other specials!
Come early to EXPLORE and DISCOVER your own EPIPHANY… our art galleries are open and there is free entertainment before the show!
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