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Chicago School of Blues is a music program that travels to schools,
afterschool sessions, and community centers giving workshops and concerts
for people of all ages. We teach self-awareness by showing people how to
tell their stories in a three-line blues verse. Musicians from Chicago's
West and South Sides help students sing their tunes. They show how their
instruments work and how they cooperate to play together in a band.
Bonni McKeown, a blues piano player, writer and teaching artist has been
coordinating the program and recruiting the musicians since 2004. She says
they are delighted not only with a much-needed payday in the classroom,
but in passing their music on to younger generations.
Chicago School of Blues is not currently organized as a nonprofit, but its
501c3 fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, makes contributions tax-deductible