PHOTOS OF FERNANDO JONES BY KURT SWANSON
At the forefront of his generation, Fernando Jones is respected internationally as a Bluesman, entertainer, educator, author, and playwright. This self-taught musician is one of the most complete Bluesmen of his generation. From books to films . . . from sound recordings to theatrical productions, his contributions to the Blues have been paramount. He began performing, playing the guitar, and writing songs when he was four years old. Fernando Jones is a Renaissance man.
Jones has been recognized and celebrated by his peers and the press as being on the "cutting edge" of the Blues. This young man has added new blood and a new perspective to this art form and culture. As a composer, he has taken great pride in performing his original works publicly to help insure the evolutionary development of this musical movement. Jones is always lobbying for the proper recognition of this indigenous African American art form and its people on TV, radio, and in classrooms around the world.