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Joe Hunter

Akron, OH
Our Solo Piano Wednesday series showcases the finest pianists in the greater Northeast Ohio area every Wednesday!

"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

Alex Wintz

Akron, OH
Hailed by Downbeat Magazine as "capable, talented and learned in his own right," sensational New York City guitarist & recording artist makes BLU debut!

Steve Cole

Akron, OH
Celebrated Chicago contemporary jazz saxophonist & Billboard chart-topping recording artist brings soulful blend of R&B, gospel, blues, pop and more in BLU debut!

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).

Kenny Werner w/ Bobby Selvaggio Trio (Masterclass + Concert)

Akron, OH
Internationally-renowned pianist, composer & author of the landmark book, Effortless Mastery, Liberating The Master Musician Within, makes BLU debut with a special masterclass (6PM, FREE) and live concert appearance! Featu... read more

Dan Wilson

Akron, OH
International guitarist sensation & member of the trio lead by 4x Grammy-nominated jazz organist, Joey DeFrancesco, returns with new music & an all-star band! Featuring Dan Wilson, Theron Brown, Kip Reed & James Johnson III.

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!

Bobby Selvaggio Hendectet Jazz Collective

Akron, OH
Acclaimed alto saxophonist & composer returns to BLU to lead his 11-piece all-star ensemble in a very special evening of deeply textured modern jazz! Featuring Bobby Selvaggio, Chris Coles, Tony Spicer, Dave Kasper, Tommy ... read more

Chris Coles: "Nine Lives"

Akron, OH
Acclaimed NE saxophonist, educator & Knight Arts Challenge Grant recipient brings interdisciplinary multi-movement suite, "Nine Lives," inspired by the victims of the Charleston church shooting of 2015. Featuring Chris Col... read more

Art Sherrod Jr.

Akron, OH
Pacific Coast Jazz recording artist and all-star contemporary jazz saxophonist brings smooth, soulful tone and gospel inspired expressiveness from Washington D.C. in 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

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).

Victor Provost

Akron, OH
Join us as virtuosic steel pannist & award-winning percussionist grooves back into Akron from Washington, D.C. for very special live concert appearance at BLU!

The 4Korners

Akron, OH
Connected through a shared passion for music that creates experiences, join us as this inimitable high-energy jazz fusion group from Atlanta makes their BLU debut! Featuring Clarence "T-Lee" Hill, James Thompson, Isaac Tho... 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!

"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

"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!

Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival

Akron, OH
Bring the whole family and enjoy FREE jazz & blues musical performances from local and national artists to benefit youth education programming for the children of the future, presented by Open Tone Music! Featuring a perfo... read more

Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival

Akron, OH
Bring the whole family and enjoy FREE jazz & blues musical performances from local and national artists to benefit youth education programming for the children of the future, presented by Open Tone Music! Featuring a perfo... read more

Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival

Akron, OH
Bring the whole family and enjoy FREE jazz & blues musical performances from local and national artists to benefit youth education programming for the children of the future, presented by Open Tone Music! Featuring perform... 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!

YolanDa Brown: "Love Politics War" Tour

Akron, OH
Hailing from the United Kingdom, premier double MOBO Award winning female saxophonist known for seamlessly blending jazz, soul & reggae makes BLU debut!
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Past Events

Néstor Torres (Masterclass+ Concert)

Néstor Torres (Masterclass+ Concert)

Akron, OH
Latin Grammy Award winning flautist brings his rhythmic & mellifluous sounds by way of Miami for a very special masterclass (6PM, FREE) & concert event (8PM) at BLU! Presented by the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation. Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Néstor Torres moved to New York City, where he p...
Saturday, July 14 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Dred Scott Trio

Dred Scott Trio

Akron, OH
Dubbed a "sly pianist-raconteur" by the New York Times, renowned Brooklyn pianist & Ropeadope recording artist returns to the town of his alma mater (The University of Akron) with his heady "downtown cool" brand of modern & extroverted jazz! Featuring Ben Rubin, Diego Voglin.  With his seventh a...
Friday, July 13 2018 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, July 12 2018 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, July 11 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Forecast

Forecast

Akron, OH
After a sold-out summer BLU debut, contemporary jazz sensation from Cleveland brings funk, rock, reggae & pop back to the BLU stage! Featuring Lem Adams, Riley Richard, Alphonso McDuffie, Gary Stevenson, Gene Butler. The native Cleveland contemporary jazz band performs a musical blend of instrum...
Saturday, July 7 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Ernie Krivda: "A Bright and Shining Moment" Album Release

Ernie Krivda: "A Bright and Shining Moment" Album Release

Akron, OH
North Coast tenor saxophone legend returns to BLU to bring the music from his latest Capri Records release, "A Bright and Shining Moment," for a special swingin' one-night-only concert appearance! Featuring Renell Gonsalves, Jeff Halsey & Brent Hamker. “No doubt about it, Ernie Krivda is one of ...
Friday, July 6 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Kristina Koller: "Perception" Album Release

Kristina Koller: "Perception" Album Release

Akron, OH
Described by JazzWeekly as an indie-voiced mix of jazz & Bohemia, New York City vocalist makes BLU debut with music from her all-new album! Featuring Kristina Koller, Fima Chupakhin, James Robbins & Darrian Douglas. Accomplished vocalist, composer and arranger Kristina Koller will present music ...
Thursday, July 5 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Wave Magnetik + #HASHTAGGED Live ft. Curtis Taylor (Masterclass + Concert)

Wave Magnetik + #HASHTAGGED Live ft. Curtis Taylor (Masterclass + Concert)

Akron, OH
Two of Northeast Ohio's finest trumpeter exports, Curtis Taylor & Donald Malloy, return home with their all-star bands, Wave Magnetik & #HASHTAGGED Live, for a very special masterclass (6PM, FREE) and live concert double bill! Presented by the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation. Wave Magnetik (8PM...
Saturday, June 30 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Deon Yates

Deon Yates

Akron, OH
After two sold-out BLU appearances, Billboard chart-topping smooth jazz saxophonist returns to the Rubber City from Detroit and brings classic soul-jazz funk into the modern day with his high-energy band! With his explosive, melodically infectious, soulful and grooving debut on Woodward Avenue R...
Friday, June 29 2018 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, June 28 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
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