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Mississippi Valley Blues Society

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The Mississippi Valley Blues Society Sponsors the 2018 Ellis Kell Winter Blues Camp

WORSKHOPS: DEC 26-29, 2018, FROM 1 - 5 PM EACH DAY
FINAL JAM: Dec 29, 2018 from 6-8pm
LOCATION: River Music Experience, 129 N Main St., Davenport, Iowa
AGES: 8 - 18 years old
FEE: $175**

winter bluesThe annual Winter Blues program features vocal and instrumental workshops (guitar, bass, harmonica, keyboards & drums), as well as concentration on blues composition and improvisation. Sessions are open to area musicians from 8-18 years old.

Workshops and rehearsals run in December after Christmas and conclude with a blues jam in the Redstone Room.

These sessions will be led by RME’s Bret Dale, along with Hal Reed of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, and will feature other veteran blues musicians from the region as special guests for these workshop sessions. The focus will be on sharpening one’s individual skills and expressing oneself through the blues roots form - by learning how to improvise, and also through the composition of original blues lyrics and music.

Winter Blues will consist of five ½ day sessions from Dec 26-29. Sessions will be held from 1-5 pm on site at River Music Experience in the RME Performance Hall, the Redstone Room and on the Sound Lab. Winter Blues concludes with a special Blues Jam event in the Redstone Room on Saturday, December 29th starting at 6pm.

Winter Blues Registration and Information
You can register and pay for Winter Blues online here
(Payment due in full upon registration. Follow link to complete registration form and payment online.)

 

***DUE TO A GRANT PROVIDED BY THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BLUES SOCIETY, IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PAY SOME (OR ANY) OF THE $175 REGISTRATION FEE, WE STILL WELCOME YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2018 ELLIS KELL WINTER BLUES CAMP!!!
PLEASE CONTACT
Bret Dale for more details
Phone: 563-326-1333, ext. 110 or email: bdale@rivermusicexperience.org

 

Mississippi Valley Blues Society
Upcoming Shows

Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
LeClaire Park
Davenport, Iowa
More info coming soon!

An extensive list of other blues and jazz shows in the area can be found here.
http://qcliveblues.org/

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Photo of three musicians playing at the Quad Cities Mississippi Valley Blues Festival