The Chicago School of Blues, a traveling educational program, is a joyous, multi-cultural experience for students, guest musicians and teachers. Through organic music and movement we encourage cooperation and civility, while showing youth their connection to history. Hip Hop, Rock and Roll, Swing, R & B and many other styles of music are all derived from Heritage Blues.The Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Aerosmith, Elvis Presley and other famed names openly credit the lineage of their sound back to Heritage Blues. Though simple in its origin, it created a complex platform for a global music explosion. Yet this organic sound is on the verge of extinction, and Chicago’s musicians are anxious to pass it on to our youth.