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Kent State University Jazz Faculty Ensemble ft. Sean Jones

Akron, OH
Internationally-acclaimed trumpeter, recording artist & dedicated jazz educator (whom has performed with the likes of Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Wilson, Marcus Miller, ... read more

"BLU-esday Tuesday" Blues Jam

Akron, OH
Join us as we continue our Tuesday night blues jam session tradition, hosted by NE Ohio all-star blues musicians John Markovic, Ryan Neuman, & Erik Diaz! Bring your horn & wail the blues as part of this new musical chapter... read more

Jackie Warren

Akron, OH
Northeast Ohio jazz & salsa pianist sensation brings her high-energy artistry to BLU for a very special midweek show! Featured guests often join the area's "First Lady of Jazz" for a tune or two - don't miss it!

Camila Meza

Akron, OH
Described by the New York Times as "a bright young singer & guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention," join us as we bring Chilean jazz to Northeast Ohio in this special BLU return!

The YAYennings Trio

Akron, OH
Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter, Yamaha artist and member of internationally acclaimed ensemble, Snarky Puppy, returns with his bebop-driven three piece ensemble for a not-to-miss night in the BLU Zone! Featuring Jay J... read more

"BLU-esday Tuesday" Blues Jam

Akron, OH
Join us as we continue our Tuesday night blues jam session tradition, hosted by NE Ohio all-star blues musicians John Markovic, Ryan Neuman, & Erik Diaz! Bring your horn & wail the blues as part of this new musical chapter... read more

Joe Hunter

Akron, OH
Join us for dinner, drinks & premier live jazz as we celebrate the standards & classics in our award-winning underground speakeasy with the return of this top-shelf Cleveland pianist!

Cowboys & Frenchmen

Akron, OH
Sensational chart-topping New York City jazz quintet brings their "intriguing, innovative and sublime" sounds back to the Rubber City! Featuring Owen Broder, Ethan Helm, Austin Byrd, Ethan O’Reilly, Matt Honor.

Chiara Izzi & Perry Smith

Akron, OH
Award winning Italian singer & songwriter arrives in the Rubber City via Brooklyn for an intimate duo performance in a not-to-miss BLU debut!

"BLU-esday Tuesday" Blues Jam

Akron, OH
Join us as we continue our Tuesday night blues jam session tradition, hosted by NE Ohio all-star blues musicians John Markovic, Ryan Neuman, & Erik Diaz! Bring your horn & wail the blues as part of this new musical chapter... read more

BLU Jazz Jam w/ Theron Brown

Akron, OH
Bring your horn and come be part of Akron's jazz history in the making!  Hosted by fan-favorite pianist, Theron Brown, and his trio - presented by the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation (BJMF).

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

Akron, OH
Internationally acclaimed iTunes chart-topping steel pannist and Ropeadope recording artist brings his virtuosic technique and danceable compositions to the Rubber City in BLU return!

"BLU-esday Tuesday" Blues Jam

Akron, OH
Join us as we continue our Tuesday night blues jam session tradition, hosted by NE Ohio all-star blues musicians John Markovic, Ryan Neuman, & Erik Diaz! Bring your horn & wail the blues as part of this new musical chapter... read more

Harry Allen

Akron, OH
Award-winning tenor saxophonist & recording artist from New York City returns to the BLU Zone for a special Thursday night show that is sure to swing straight-ahead!
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Past Events

Nathan-Paul EP Release Party

Nathan-Paul EP Release Party

Akron, OH
Sensational saxophonist & Ropeadope recording artist brings the music of his all-new EP into the BLU Zone for a high-energy live experience not to be missed! The son of a pastor in Cleveland Ohio, Nathan-Paul learned from his father that life was about relationships, and he demonstrated this eve...
Friday, March 13 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

BLU Jazz Jam w/ Theron Brown

BLU Jazz Jam w/ Theron Brown

Akron, OH
Bring your horn and come be part of Akron's jazz history in the making!  Hosted by fan-favorite pianist, Theron Brown, and his trio - presented by the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation (BJMF). Akron-based jazz pianist, Theron Brown, is a frequent performer and jam session bandleader at BLU Jazz+....
Thursday, March 12 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Jackie Warren

Jackie Warren

Akron, OH
Northeast Ohio jazz & salsa pianist sensation brings her high-energy artistry to BLU for a very special midweek show! Featured guests often join the area's "First Lady of Jazz" for a tune or two - don't miss it! Jackie Warren, a cornerstone of the Cleveland jazz & salsa scenes, is one of the mos...
Wednesday, March 11 2020 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

"BLU-esday Tuesday" Blues Jam

"BLU-esday Tuesday" Blues Jam

Akron, OH
Join us as we continue our Tuesday night blues jam session tradition, hosted by NE Ohio all-star blues musicians John Markovic, Ryan Neuman, & Erik Diaz! Bring your horn & wail the blues as part of this new musical chapter at BLU! This week's “BLU-esday Tuesday” Blues Jam band carries 60+ years ...
Tuesday, March 10 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Barbara Rosene

Barbara Rosene

Akron, OH
New York City vocal sensation returns to BLU with an all-star band for a swingin' evening of Great American Songbook classics & standards! Featuring Rock Wehrmann, Nick Paparone, Aidan Plank, Mark Gonder. Barbara Rosene is a passionate interpreter of American popular music. Spending much of the ...
Saturday, March 7 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

JT's Electrik Blackout + Free Black!

JT's Electrik Blackout + Free Black!

Akron, OH
Two breakout bands team up for a high-energy double bill in the BLU Zone for an evening of hip-hop, jazz, rock, R&B, fusion and beyond! Featuring Justin Tibbs, Holbrook Riles III, Floco Torres, Andru Dennis, Smokeface. JT’s Electrik Blackout is rising Contemporary-Fusion group in the Akron scene...
Friday, March 6 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Youngstown State University Jazz Studies Presents: Anthony Taddeo's "Alla Boara"

Youngstown State University Jazz Studies Presents: Anthony Taddeo's "Alla Boara"

Akron, OH
Under the guidance of Youngstown State University's Dr. David Morgan, star percussionist & composer brings a modern jazz twist to Italian folk songs for a very special evening in the BLU Zone! Anthony Taddeo’s music is a reflection of his Italian-American heritage and is based on Italian folk so...
Thursday, March 5 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Joe Hunter

Joe Hunter

Akron, OH
Join us for dinner, drinks & premier live jazz as we celebrate the standards & classics in our award-winning underground speakeasy with the return of this top-shelf Cleveland pianist! A first-call pianist for many local, national, and international acts, Joe Hunter has established himself as one...
Wednesday, March 4 2020 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

"BLU-esday Tuesday" Blues Jam

"BLU-esday Tuesday" Blues Jam

Akron, OH
Join us as we continue our Tuesday night blues jam session tradition, hosted by NE Ohio all-star blues musicians John Markovic, Ryan Neuman, & Erik Diaz! Bring your horn & wail the blues as part of this new musical chapter at BLU! This week's “BLU-esday Tuesday” Blues Jam band carries 60+ years ...
Tuesday, March 3 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Bobby Selvaggio: "The Music of Joe Henderson"

Bobby Selvaggio: "The Music of Joe Henderson"

Akron, OH
Acclaimed Northeast Ohio alto saxophonist & recording artist returns for an exciting evening at BLU celebrating the musical legacy of jazz icon, saxophonist & composer, Joe Henderson! Bobby Selvaggio is one of the leading voices on alto sax in today’s jazz scene. Bobby plays alto and soprano sax...
Saturday, February 29 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
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