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Joe Leaman

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

The Claudettes

Akron, OH
Inspired by Chicago piano blues and the full-throttle energy of rockabilly, punk and sultry 60's soul, join us as this spirited troupe returns to the Rubber City for one night only! Featuring Berit Ulseth, Zach Verdoorn, M... read more

Phil Denny & JJ Sansaverino

Akron, OH
Billboard chart-topping international smooth jazz sensations, saxophonist Phil Denny & guitarist JJ Sansaverino, return to BLU with fresh, urban vibes & up-tempo, sultry grooves for a very special live concert appearance!

"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 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).

Julian Vaughn

Akron, OH
Billboard chart-topping bassist, producer & contemporary jazz recording artist grooves his way back from Kansas City to the Rubber City for a very special one-night-only BLU return!

Dara Tucker

Akron, OH
Chart-topping Nashville vocalist sensation returns with her sultry blend of classic & contemporary jazz as well as music from her all-new album, "The Seven Colors" (2019), for a not-to-miss evening at BLU!

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!

Svetlana & Her New York Swing Collective: "Night at the Movies" Album Release Party

Akron, OH
From premier NYC jazz clubs to the underground world of secret speakeasies, join us as this “sweet & naughty, energetic and delightful” artist from the big city brings the music from her all-new album to the Rubber City to... 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).

Forecast

Akron, OH
After a string of sold out appearances on the BLU stage, Cleveland contemporary jazz sensations bring their high-energy funk, rock, reggae & pop in return to the Rubber City! Featuring Lem Adams, Alphonso McDuffie, Gary St... read more

Chris Bullock: "Boomtown" Album Release Party + Electric Kif

Akron, OH
3x-Grammy Award winning Snarky Puppy saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer steps forward with the release of his debut album, "Boomtown," with support from the cosmic funk / rock / soul / jazz of Electric Kif! Fe... 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!

Dee Lucas

Akron, OH
Acclaimed national recording artist & contemporary jazz soprano saxophonist heats up the BLU Zone by way of Atlanta with music from his latest album release, "Going Left," in not-to-miss BLU debut!

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).

Michelle Lordi

Akron, OH
Internationally-acclaimed vocalist & recording artist hailing from Philadelphia brings her deeply personal interpretations of jazz standards and eclectic original repertoire to the Rubber City!

Bob Lanzetti

Akron, OH
Brooklyn-based guitarist / composer / producer and member of 3x Grammy® award-winning jazz/funk collective, Snarky Puppy, brings his own project back to the Rubber City in a roarin' return to the BLU Zone! Featuring Bob La... 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!

Acid Cats: "BLU-o-ween" Halloween Bash

Akron, OH
Calling all zombies, witches, vampires, and ghosts! BLU is turning all the way up for Halloween with a frighteningly funky party featuring Akron's own, Acid Cats! Featuring Cameron Bickley, Justin Tibbs, Andru Senpai, Smok... 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!
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Past Events

"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, September 17 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Harry Allen

Harry Allen

Akron, OH
Award-winning tenor saxophonist & recording artist from New York City returns to the BLU Zone for a special Sunday show that is sure to swing straight-ahead! Featuring Harry Allen, Phil DeGreg, Douglas Richeson, Jim Rupp. Gene Lees writes, “Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor ...
Sunday, September 15 2019 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Birthday Show

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Birthday Show

Akron, OH
Internationally acclaimed iTunes chart-topping steel pannist and Ropeadope recording artist brings his virtuosic technique and danceable compositions back to the Rubber City in a birthday celebration at BLU! Jonathan Scales is one of the most innovative steel pannists on the planet, and is redef...
Saturday, September 14 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Brent Hamker

Brent Hamker

Akron, OH
Sensational rising star Cleveland guitarist returns to the BLU stage with a swingin' small group for a very special Friday night show! Featuring Dave Sterner, Demetrius Steinmetz. Join us in the BLU Zone to kick off the weekend as we feature this talented guitarist and his wonderfully swinging s...
Friday, September 13 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, September 12 2019 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, September 11 2019 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, September 10 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson

Akron, OH
National touring artist & Akron-native guitar master makes return appearance to BLU with an all-star lineup! Featuring Dan Wilson, Theron Brown, Kip Reed, Dave Throckmorton, Tommy Lehman. Akron’s own, guitarist Dan Wilson, is one of the biggest names on the jazz guitar scene today. He has shared...
Saturday, September 7 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Esto Jazz

Esto Jazz

Akron, OH
Saxophonist Bob Esterle leads feel-good instrumental jazz & pop group in roaring return to the BLU stage! Featuring Bob Esterle, Kevin DiSimone, Wilbur Krebs. Esterle has performed in a wide variety of musical groups from symphony orchestras to jazz big bands throughout the Midwest. He has backe...
Friday, September 6 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

AlbaTrio

AlbaTrio

Akron, OH
Founded by popular Cleveland drummer & percussionist, Anthony Taddeo, AlbaTrio explores the sounds of Miles Davis, Dave Douglas, Avishai Cohen and beyond while bringing their own unique sound to the jazz idiom in BLU debut! AlbaTrio is comprised of Tommy Lehman on trumpet (of the Acid Cats and A...
Thursday, September 5 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
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