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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

Joe Leaman

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

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).

Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival “Downtown Throwdown with Theron Brown” Fundraiser

Akron, OH
We're rolling out the "BLU" carpet for a very special cause as we bring some of the area's most respected jazz musicians to the stage for an epic blues battle in support of the Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival! Featuring ... read more

Dave McMurray: "Music Is Life"

Akron, OH
Blue Note Records recording artist and Detroit native saxophonist brings the music of his latest critically-acclaimed release, "Music Is Life," to the Rubber City 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

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!

EarthQuaker Day 2019: Lisa Bella Donna

Akron, OH
Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, composer, modular synthesist & clinician brings her innovative musical perspective in must-hear BLU debut! Join us in this special collaboration with premier effects pedal maker, EarthQuake... read more

"The Satchmo Show": A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Akron, OH
Virtuoso trumpeter, singer & entertainer, Dean Simms, pays tribute to the master himself, Louis Armstrong, bringing Satchmo's legendary music and showmanship to life in not-to-miss BLU debut! Featuring Dean Simms, Frank De... 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 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).

Red Light Roxy

Akron, OH
Jump blues, swing jazz and boogie-woogie masters, Red Light Roxy, make a roarin' return to BLU!  Featuring Eileen Burns, Demetrius Steinmetz, Joe Hunter, Dave Sterner, Daris Adkins, & Holbrook Riles III.

Jackiem Joyner

Akron, OH
After a sold-out BLU debut in 2017, award-winning Los Angeles saxophonist & Billboard chart-topping sensation returns to the Rubber City for an evening of West Coast soul jazz at its finest!

"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!

"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

Pharez Whitted

Akron, OH
Legendary trumpeter and patriarch of the Chicago jazz scene breezes back into the Rubber City for a special return to BLU with an all-star band! Featuring Pharez Whitted, Eddie Bayard, Theron Brown, Jordan McBride, Zaire D... read more

Michelle Walker

Akron, OH
Armed with a provocative, whiskey-soaked tone, the charismatic New York City-based breakout jazz vocalist brings her artful blend of blues, bebop, swing & soul back 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!

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).

"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 Leaman

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

Maria Jacobs

Akron, OH
National smooth jazz recording artist & accomplished vocalist returns to the BLU Jazz+ stage! Featuring Maria Jacobs, Rock Wehrmann, Aidan Plank, Mark Gonder.

Eric Seddon Quartet

Akron, OH
Native New Yorker & reedman extraordinaire brings his warm & expressive sound back to the Rubber City, featuring his familiar swingin' clarinet and introducing us to his latest vintage instrument acquisition – a vintage Co... read more

Bobby Selvaggio: "The Music of Wayne Shorter"

Akron, OH
Acclaimed Northeast Ohio alto saxophonist returns for an exciting evening at BLU celebrating the music & 86th birthday of legendary Grammy-winning jazz icon, saxophonist & composer, Wayne Shorter (of Art Blakey's Jazz Mess... 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-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).

Ken Peplowski & Diego Figueiredo: "Amizade" Album Release Party

Akron, OH
New York City clarinet master, Ken Peplowski, and virtuoso Brazilian guitarist, Diego Figueiredo, return to BLU in an intimate duo setting in celebration of their critically-acclaimed new album, "Amizade" – the Portuguese ... 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 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

"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).

Svetlana & The Delancey Five

Akron, OH
From premier NYC jazz clubs to the underground world of secret speakeasies, join us as this “sweet & naughty, energetic and delightful” band from the big city brings their hard-swinging 1920s-40s jazz standards & charismat... read more
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Past Events

Deon Yates: "Quintastic" Tour

Deon Yates: "Quintastic" Tour

Akron, OH
Billboard chart-topping contemporary jazz saxophonist, award-winning media producer and educator returns to the Rubber City from Detroit with his high-energy band and the music of his all-new EP, "Quintastic"! With his explosive, melodically infectious, soulful and grooving debut on Woodward Ave...
Saturday, July 20 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Marcus Johnson

Marcus Johnson

Akron, OH
Billboard-ranked musician and NAACP Image Award-nominated keyboardist, pianist, & recording artist returns to Akron by way of Washington, D.C. for a special smooth jazz summer show! While pursuing his JD and MBA at Georgetown, Marcus Johnson independently produced and distributed his first CD (L...
Friday, July 19 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Bobby Selvaggio Hendectet Jazz Collective

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 Lehman, Mark Russo, Chris Anderson, Zach Warren, Theron Brown, Max Weiner, ...
Thursday, July 18 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

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, July 17 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, July 16 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Dave Banks Big Band: “North Coast Meets West Coast”

Dave Banks Big Band: “North Coast Meets West Coast”

Akron, OH
Akron's wildly popular big band returns for a swingin' summertime show as they feature music from some our best homegrown arrangers (Chas Baker, Paul Ferguson, Don Turoso, Jeremey Poparad, Dave Banks) as well as the top writers on the West Coast (Tom Kubis, Gordon Goodwin, Bob Florence, Matt Harr...
Saturday, July 13 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Steve Cole

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! Chicago native Steve Cole exploded onto the scene in 1998 with the album “Stay Awhile” that was produced by fellow Chicagoan Brian Cu...
Friday, July 12 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, July 11 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, July 10 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, July 9 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
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