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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 bluesman, Mike Lenz! Bring your horn & wail the blues as part of this new musical chapter at BLU!

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).

"Women of Jazz": Harris, Wright, Jacobs, Warren, Luchette, Tabler

Akron, OH
Join us as some of Northeast Ohio's finest musical talents converge upon the BLU stage for an all-star celebration of the women of jazz! Featuring Pat Harris, Evelyn Wright, Maria Jacobs, Jackie Warren, Sherry Luchette, Su... read more

Harry Bacharach

Akron, OH
Cleveland's "King of Cool" and the "Baby Daddy of Heavy Easy Listening" brings premier blend of jazz, blues, folk & funk in a big return to BLU!

"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!

Skatch Anderssen Orchestra

Akron, OH
High powered 17-piece big band performs the music of Basie, Ellington, Buddy, Thad & Mel, Maynard, Kenton, Woody & more in swingin' BLU debut!

Elan Trotman (Masterclass + Concert)

Akron, OH
Barbados native award-winning smooth jazz saxophonist & Billboard chart-topping recording artist blends Caribbean rhythms from his roots with skillful horn textures in a roarin' return to BLU for a special masterclass (6PM... read more

Ken Peplowski

Akron, OH
Internationally-acclaimed NYC jazz clarinet & tenor saxophone virtuoso swings back into the Rubber City for an unforgettable evening of premier live jazz! Featuring Jackie Warren, Dave Morgan, Jim Rupp.

Dave Banks Big Band

Akron, OH
Akron's wildly popular big band returns for a swingin' early evening Sunday show! Featuring Dave Banks, Don Turoso, John Orsini, John Klayman, Chris Coles, George Shernit, John English, Erik Gimble, Chris DeMarco, Phil Bri... 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 bluesman, Mike Lenz! Bring your horn & wail the blues as part of this new musical chapter at BLU!

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!

Alex Schrock Trio

Akron, OH
Columbus-based jazz guitarist & composer returns to the Rubber City (home of his alma mater, The University of Akron) for a special show at BLU!

"Double Feature Friday" w/ Nick Puin Band, Tim Coyne Quartet

Akron, OH
"Swing's the thing" as two great Northeast Ohio jazz groups bring the American Songbook standards & classics to the BLU stage - one ticket gets you into both shows!

Ahi-Nama Quintet

Akron, OH
The Rubber City's own salsa, timba, and Latin jazz sensation brings the quintet version of their high-energy show back to BLU!  Featuring Alex Hoyt, Tim Coyne, Matthew DeRubertis, Clay Chabola & Dan Kshywonis.

"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).

Alvin Frazier

Akron, OH
From sharing the stage with Parliament / Funkadelic, Chanté Moore, The Ohio Players & more, Cleveland-native singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor brings his own R&B, soul & jazz sound in a captivating present... read more

"3Divas": Sherrie Maricle, Jackie Warren, Amy Shook (Masterclass + Concert)

Akron, OH
Described by The New York Times as "blistering hot," join us as the hard-swingin' powerhouse jazz trio that ignited the award-winning show, "Maurice Hines: Tappin’ Thru Life," makes their return to BLU with a masterclass (... 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 bluesman, Mike Lenz! Bring your horn & wail the blues as part of this new musical chapter at BLU!

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!

Dave Kasper & The Friendly Ghosts

Akron, OH
Influenced by New Orleans' early jazz, dixieland, funk & soul, this swingin' band brings an exciting flavor to the table in their BLU debut! Featuring Dave Kasper, Joe Hunter, Demetrius Steinmetz, Roy King.

Hubb's Groove

Akron, OH
Cleveland's in-demand smooth & soul jazz sensations make a sizzlin' Friday night return to BLU with a very special surprise guest! Featuring Jonathan Jones, Tony Watson Jr, George Granville, Robert Hubbard Jr.

Althea René (Masterclass + Concert)

Akron, OH
Detroit soul jazz flutist & Billboard chart-topping sensation brings her red hot band to the Rubber City in a sizzlin' return to BLU for a special masterclass (6PM, FREE) and live concert!

"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).

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!

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 b... read more

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

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

Late Night Jazz Jam w/ Michael Ode

Late Night Jazz Jam w/ Michael Ode

Akron, OH
Young lion jazz drummer (of Joey DeFrancesco Trio), composer, and graduate of the 2016 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program hosts a special late night edition of our popular jam session! Bring your horn & join in the fun! The Late Night Jazz Jam is for musicians and music lovers alike, and will begin...
Sat, May 19 2018 11:00 PM Sun, May 20 2018 1:30 AM

Jeanette Harris

Jeanette Harris

Akron, OH
Join us as the Billboard chart-topping "scintillating saxtress of smooth jazz" brings her energetic & captivating show to the Rubber City by way of the West Coast! Jeanette started her music career by playing the piano at the age of seven and the saxophone at ten. She immediately connected with ...
Saturday, May 19 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Jeanette Harris

Jeanette Harris

Akron, OH
Join us as the Billboard chart-topping "scintillating saxtress of smooth jazz" brings her energetic & captivating show to the Rubber City by way of the West Coast! Jeanette started her music career by playing the piano at the age of seven and the saxophone at ten. She immediately connected with ...
Friday, May 18 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

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

BLU Jazz+ Student All-Stars Concert Series presents: Jackson 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 Jackson High School under the direction of Sean Monigold! Presented by the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation, o...
Thursday, May 17 2018 7:00 PM 10:00 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, May 16 2018 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, May 15 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

"Mother's Day Soirée" ft. Emmet Cohen

"Mother's Day Soirée" ft. Emmet Cohen

Akron, OH
Award-winning young pianist extraordinaire swings back into BLU from New York City with his all-star trio for a very special Mother's Day show! Co-presented by The BOP Stop at the Music Settlement. Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation’s...
Sunday, May 13 2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Akron, OH
A mainstay on the vibrant New York City jazz scene, captivating vocalist & pianist sensation returns to BLU with hard swingin' all-star group for one night only! Co-presented by BOP Stop at the Music Settlement. Born in Oklahoma, Champian Fulton has become a world class Jazz pianist and vocalist...
Saturday, May 12 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: "Caribbean Music Explosion" ft. Dan Wilson

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: "Caribbean Music Explosion" ft. Dan Wilson

Akron, OH
Dan Wilson is one of the great talents rising in jazz today - his treatments of Afro-Cuban, samba & bossa nova are not to be missed in our special concert series with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra! For 32 years, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra has been Northeast Ohio’s premier jazz voice. Led by tro...
Friday, May 11 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, May 10 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
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