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Glenn Holmes

Akron, OH EDT
Northeast Ohio master bassist and his all-star trio return to BLU for an evening of premier live jazz! Featuring Glenn Holmes, Seth Johnson, Paul Samuels.

Eric Seddon

Akron, OH EDT
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 Conn… read more

Emmaline

Akron, OH EDT
From gracing Rolling Stone and American Songwriter to opening for 10x GRAMMY winner Chaka Khan, rising star 23-year old vocalist, songwriter & violinist sensation makes BLU debut on her spring tour! Two 75-minute shows (7PM,… read more

Michael Austin Project

Akron, OH EDT
Join us for a special Sunday afternoon show featuring some top-shelf contemporary jazz at its finest!
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Past Events

Alla Boara

Alla Boara

Akron, OH
Seeking to bring recognition and new life to Italy's diverse history of regional folk music, join us as this exciting ensemble brings their modern interpretations of near-extinct folk songs to the BLU stage! Featuring Anthony Taddeo, Amanda Powell, Dan Bruce, Tommy Lehman, Ian Kinnaman, Clay Colley…
Friday, May 20 2022 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Dave Banks Big Band ft. Shannon Eller

Dave Banks Big Band ft. Shannon Eller

Akron, OH
Akron's wildly popular big band returns to swing us into spring with a very special pop-up show featuring the area's finest jazz players and special guest vocalist, Shannon Eller! Trumpeter & bandleader David Banks has returned to the Northeast Ohio area after a twenty-year career in Las Vegas, Ne…
Saturday, April 30 2022 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

BLU Jazz+ Student All-Stars: Jackson High School

BLU Jazz+ Student All-Stars: Jackson High School

Akron, OH
Join us at BLU Jazz+ as we showcase performances by the talented groups from Jackson High School under the direction of Sean Monigold, followed by the Thursday BLU Jazz Jam Session! Presented by the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation, our BLU Jazz+ Student All-Stars Concert Series features the talen…
Thursday, May 12 2022 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

"3Divas": Sherrie Maricle, Jackie Warren, Amy Shook

"3Divas": Sherrie Maricle, Jackie Warren, Amy Shook

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! Featuring Sherrie Maricle, Jackie Warren, Amy Shook. The newest addition to the DIVA family of …
Saturday, May 7 2022 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Bobby Selvaggio Trio

Bobby Selvaggio Trio

Akron, OH
Acclaimed alto saxophonist, recording artist, and educator returns for an exciting evening of original music & jazz favorites! Featuring an all-star trio with Jordan McBride & Zaire Darden. Bobby Selvaggio is one of the leading voices on alto sax in today’s jazz scene. Bobby plays alto and soprano…
Saturday, May 21 2022 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

"Shades of Ellington" ft. Laura Camara & Jake Reed Jazz Trio

"Shades of Ellington" ft. Laura Camara & Jake Reed Jazz Trio

Akron, OH
Join us on a musical journey as award-winning Columbus vocalist brings a special tribute to legendary composer, pianist & bandleader, Duke Ellington! Vocalist Laura Camara & The Jake Reed Jazz trio present an evening of song selections by the legendary Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington. This show wi…
Friday, April 22 2022 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Nathan-Paul Plays: 4 Rooms

Nathan-Paul Plays: 4 Rooms

Akron, OH
Sensational multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer & bandleader returns with the music from his 4 Rooms EP and other new releases! Featuring Nathan-Paul Davis, SmokeFace, Cameron Bickley, Andru Dennis. “I play energy, not notes!” is Nathan’s motto. He calls his music SOUND MEDICINE. “When I was…
Friday, May 6 2022 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Victor Provost

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! Featuring Victor Provost, Dan Wilson, Alex Brown, Tony DePaulis, James Johnson III. Born and raised on the island of St. John, Virgin Isla…
Friday, April 29 2022 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Romeo Maxwell and Hard Copy

Romeo Maxwell and Hard Copy

Akron, OH
The smooth, soulful sounds of Cleveland's finest bring their entertaining show for a special night in the BLU Zone! Featuring Romeo Maxwell, Chris George, Josh Walker, Josh Butler and Iszaiah Armstrong. Romeo Maxwell has been singing since the age of 6 years old, and started singing professionally…
Friday, May 13 2022 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Stephen Philip Harvey Octet (SPH8)

Stephen Philip Harvey Octet (SPH8)

Akron, OH
Dynamic tenor saxophonist, composer & arranger brings an all-star lineup comprised of several Mid-Atlantic jazz scenes to perform music from his octet suite, Elemental! Featuring Stephen Philip Harvey, Bobby Selvaggio, Tommy Lehman, Reggie Watkins, Dan Bruce, Theron Brown, Tony DePaolis, Dustin May…
Saturday, April 23 2022 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
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