BJFM to Present Performance by Fruteland Jackson Oct. 18

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On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, starting at 7 p.m. Schools that Rock, local students under the supervision of Mark Doebrich will perform followed by Fruteland Jackson our Blues in the Schools educator for 2017 at Washington State Community College Graham Auditorium. $5 per person. No credit or debit cards. For info call: 304-481-8389  or  740-376-0222. Presented by The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society.

Mr. Fruteland Jackson is an award-winning blues educator and a professional blues musician, who is based out of Chicago.  Since 1992, Fruteland has been involved with blues education and has now stopped counting after presenting to his one-millionth student a number of years ago.  He was instrumental in developing the first Blues in the Schools (BITS) curriculum and has since developed a wide variety of presentations, programs, and curricula for different age and ability levels.  He won the “Keeping the Blues Alive” educational award from the Blues Foundation for his blues education work and has presented all over the USA, and in other countries. October 16-18 he will be presenting at 6 schools on both sides of the Ohio River.

A public fundraising show for our BITS program, featuring Fruteland will be on Wed. Oct. 18, 2017 starting at 7 p.m. in the Graham Auditorium of Washington State Community College, 710 Colegate Dr.,  Marietta OH. The High Schools That Rock will do a short opening set.  Fruteland will then do a 90 minute performance. Admission will be a $5 donation to BJFM’s Blues in the Schools program.  We hope that this can provide a positive, family-oriented, and entertaining program for our local communities.