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"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

George Granville

Akron, OH
Sensational jazz & gospel pianist (of Pieces of a Dream, Geoffrey Golden, Hubb's Groove) returns to BLU for an intimate evening of premier solo piano jazz!

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).

Althea René

Akron, OH
Detroit soul jazz flutist & Billboard chart-topping sensation brings her red hot band back to the Rubber City in a sizzlin' return to BLU!

Nick Puin Band

Akron, OH
Join us for a swingin' evening at BLU as we celebrate some of the very best of the Great American Songbook, including songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan & more! Fea... 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!

Kent State University Jazz Faculty Ensemble ft. Ingrid Jensen

Akron, OH
Acclaimed New York City trumpeter, recording artist & dedicated jazz educator whom has performed with the likes of Clark Terry, Bob Berg, Esperanza Spaulding, Lionel Hampton, George Garzone, Geoffrey Keezer, Geri Allen, Co... read more

Miles Okazaki's Trickster (Masterclass + Concert)

Akron, OH
Critically acclaimed New York City guitarist & composer brings the music of his all-original Pi Recordings album, Trickster (2017), to the Rubber City for a special masterclass (6PM, FREE) and live concert event (8PM)! Fea... read more

Huntertones

Akron, OH
Fan-favorite, horn-driven Brooklyn soul / jazz / hip-hop phenomenon returns to the Rubber City for TWO high-energy Saturday shows in the BLU Zone! Featuring Dan White, Jon Lampley, Chris Ott, Adam DeAscentis, John Hubbell,... 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!

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).

East-Central Jazz Educators All-Star Big Band: "Ernie Wilkins Centennial Celebration"

Akron, OH
The driving & hard-swingin' big band works of acclaimed saxophonist, conductor & arranger, Ernie Wilkins, will be celebrated as this top-notch big band returns to BLU with arrangements popularized by Dizzy Gillespie, Count... read more

Hot Djang Quartet

Akron, OH
Sip on one of our specialty cocktails and soak in the sounds of 1930's Paris, France with one of the area's finest gypsy jazz & early swing bands - the Hot Djang Quartet! Featuring Reed Simon, Kevin Richards, Brad Smedley,... 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!

BLU Jazz+ Student All-Stars Concert Series presents: Hudson High School

Akron, OH
Join us at BLU Jazz+ as we feature our area's top high school & collegiate jazz programs in a special concert series! This showcase will include performances by the talented groups from Hudson High School!

"Salsa & Bachata Thursdays" Latin Dance Party

Akron, OH
Join us for the return of our "3rd Thursdays" Latin Dance Party series at BLU as host DJ Yama spins some red-hot salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha & more to make you move!  Dance lesson starts at 8PM (all levels welcome) a... read more

Marcus Anderson: "Limited Edition" Tour

Akron, OH
Following sold-out appearances at BLU in 2016 & 2017, sensational pop/R&B/jazz saxophonist & member of New Power Generation (the backing band of music icon, Prince) returns to the Rubber City with his high-energy band for ... read more

FunkyardX

Akron, OH
Where funk, pop, rock, jazz and gospel all grace the same stage, The Funkyard Experiment - or "FunkyardX" - bring their soul-laced & groove-heavy sound back to BLU! Featuring Steve Johnson, Leon Turner, Larry Galloway, Jer... 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!

Jimmy Noel ft. Theron Brown Quintet

Akron, OH
Akron's 91-year old tenor saxophone legend and jazz statesman from the Howard Street era bridges the gap between past & present in a not-to-miss BLU debut! Featuring Jimmy Noel, Theron Brown, Dan Wilson, Tommy Lehman, Dave... read more

Laura Camara

Akron, OH
Boasting a fresh mix of popular song, jazz standards, & original compositions, soulful world-traveled songstress returns to BLU with her dynamic vocal skill & thrilling improvisational style in tow!  Featuring Tony Bonardi... 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
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Past Events

Peter & Will Anderson Trio

Peter & Will Anderson Trio

Akron, OH
New York City twin brother woodwind virtuosos (of Jimmy Heath, Wycliffe Gordon, Village Vanguard Orchestra) swing back into Akron for a special one-night-only return appearance at BLU! Featuring Peter Anderson, Will Anderson, Félix Lemerle. “Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times)...
Saturday, March 23 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

"Salsa & Bachata Thursdays" Latin Dance Party

"Salsa & Bachata Thursdays" Latin Dance Party

Akron, OH
Join us for the return of our "3rd Thursdays" Latin Dance Party series at BLU as host DJ Yama spins some red-hot salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha & more to make you move!  Dance lesson starts at 8PM (all levels welcome) and the music starts at 9PM - come party with us! BLU Jazz+ and DJ Yama inv...
Thu, Mar 21 2019 8:00 PM Fri, Mar 22 2019 12:00 AM

Joe Leaman

Joe Leaman

Akron, OH
Our Solo Piano Wednesday series showcases the finest pianists in the greater Northeast Ohio area every Wednesday! Joe Leaman is an in demand pianist, percussionist and instructor in the Northeast Ohio region. He has been seen with local artists Jack Schantz, Helen Welch, Dave Morgan, and has per...
Wednesday, March 20 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 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 19 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Snarky Horns

Snarky Horns

Akron, OH
Dynamic & virtuosic instrumentalists and long standing members of three-time GRAMMY Award-winning juggernaut, Snarky Puppy, make their BLU debut for a special masterclass (6PM, FREE) and live concert appearance (8PM)! Featuring Mike "Maz Maher, Chris Bullock, Jay Jennings, Justin Stanton. The Sn...
Saturday, March 16 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Dan Wilson + Voices

Dan Wilson + Voices

Akron, OH
National touring artist & Akron-native guitar master makes return appearance to BLU with an all-star lineup! Featuring Dan Wilson, Jessica Yafanaro, Durrell Legrair, Tommy Lehman, Kip Reed, Eric Byous. Akron’s own, guitarist Dan Wilson, is one of the biggest names on the jazz guitar scene today....
Friday, March 15 2019 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 14 2019 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 13 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 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 12 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Nathan-Paul & The Admirables

Nathan-Paul & The Admirables

Akron, OH
Fronted by sensational saxophonist Nathan-Paul Davis, join us for the feel-good funk & trap grooves of this dynamic, high-energy Cleveland party band as they channel the likes of Kool & the Gang, J-Dilla, James Brown, Erykah Badu, Miles Davis & more to feed your soul! Featuring Nathan-Paul Davis,...
Saturday, March 9 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
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