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"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

Swing Dance Party w/ Red Light Roxy & Get Hep Swing

Akron, OH
Jump blues, swing jazz & boogie-woogie masters, Red Light Roxy, are joined by the renowned Get Hep Swing Dancers for a throwback-themed night of music & dance!  Featuring Eileen Burns, Demetrius Steinmetz, Joe Hunter, Dave... read more

Danny Kusz (Masterclass + Concert)

Akron, OH
Award-winning, chart topping Innervision Records National Record Artist and funk jazz saxophonist stops in Akron as part of his "The Everything Pink Tour 2018" for a special masterclass (6PM, FREE) and live concert appeara... 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

Ava Preston

Akron, OH
Mentored by the likes of local jazz heroes Dominick Farinacci & Theron Brown, join us as this 13-year-old singer/songwriter wunderkind brings her inspired blend of jazz & blues to center stage at BLU as part of our new Loc... read more

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).

Nathan-Paul Davis

Akron, OH
Bandleader of the popular funk & soul group, Nathan-Paul & The Admirables, join us as the spirited saxophonist brings vibe, bounce, and dance to our award-winning underground speakeasy with a special solo project appearanc... read more

Phil Denny

Akron, OH
5x Billboard chart-topping international smooth jazz saxophonist & producer returns to BLU with fresh, urban vibes & up-tempo, sultry grooves from his all-new album, Align, 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

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!

Daniel Bruce, Chris Burge & Evelyn Wright

Akron, OH
Acclaimed Northeast Ohio jazz artists bring an intimate trio configuration (guitar, saxophone, vocals) to BLU for an evening of swinging standards, beautiful ballads and Brazilian bossa nova not to be missed!

Bill Laurance (Masterclass + Concert)

Akron, OH
Three-time Grammy® Award winning pianist, composer, performer and original member of internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy makes BLU debut with a very special masterclass (6PM, FREE) and live concert (8PM) event! Presente... read more

Lucas Kadish Spearhead 5tet

Akron, OH
Premier New York City guitarist wunderkind & Ohio native returns to BLU with an all-star lineup for a very special one-night-only Fall show! Featuring Lucas Kadish, Nora Stanley, Tom Lehman, Max Weiner, Christopher Latona.

"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

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).

Mark Zaleski Band

Akron, OH
Internationally touring New England saxophonist, bandleader & educator brings his jazz virtuosity and high-energy original compositions in a one-night-only return to the Rubber City! Featuring Theron Brown, Anton Defade, J... read more

Occidental Gypsy

Akron, OH
Nationally recognized quintet plays an exhilarating blend of gypsy swing, jazz and world music that enraptures the listener with a lightning fast, complex acoustic sound and sultry smooth vocals reminiscent of the first er... 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

Greg Abate (Masterclass + Concert)

Akron, OH
Prolific New England woodwind master and internationally-acclaimed recording artist swings back into BLU for a very special masterclass (6PM, FREE) and live concert experience (8PM) not to be missed!  Featuring the Theron ... read more

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: "Dreams of 1968"

Akron, OH
Premier Northeast Ohio jazz ensemble opens new season right here in the Rubber City with a commemoration of 1968 – a pivotal & transformative year in American history, featuring music by Oliver Nelson, Herbie Hancock, Mayn... 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

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).

Monika Herzig's Sheroes

Akron, OH
Downbeat Magazine hails the "superior musicianship" of this compelling pianist, composer & educator as she leads her all-female cast of stellar international talent in a special masterclass (6PM, FREE) and live concert app... 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!

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: "The Holidays with Helen!" ft. Helen Welch

Akron, OH
Sleigh bells will be ringin' & swingin' as premier Northeast Ohio jazz ensemble returns for a very special holiday show featuring dynamic & entertaining vocalist, Helen Welch! Bring the whole family & celebrate the season ... read more
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Past Events

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 19 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, September 18 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Pulse

Pulse

Akron, OH
Founded by bassist extraordinaire, Aidan Plank, this storytelling jazz ensemble brings a wide array of music in BLU debut with an all-star lineup! Featuring Aidan Plank, Brad Wagner, Anthony Fuoco. Pulse explores original compositions by its members as well as a diverse range of music composed b...
Saturday, September 15 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

"Double Feature Friday" w/ Esto Jazz, Teddy Pantelas

"Double Feature Friday" w/ Esto Jazz, Teddy Pantelas

Akron, OH
Instrumental jazz & pop saxophonist, Bob Esterle (8 PM), and guitarist marvel, Teddy Pantelas (9:30 PM), bring each of their bands to the BLU stage for a very special night of live music - one ticket gets you into both shows! Instrumental jazz & pop saxophonist, Bob Esterle (8 PM), and guitarist...
Friday, September 14 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, September 13 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Zach Freidhof: "The Troubador of Peace"

Zach Freidhof: "The Troubador of Peace"

Akron, OH
Vocalist, guitarist, & founder of community-building organizations Akron Peace Project and Big Love Network, brings his many talents to the BLU Jazz+ stage for a very special evening of music as part of our new Local Artist Spotlight series! “We should manifest ourselves in exquisiteness every c...
Wednesday, September 12 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, September 11 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Organ-Ism

Organ-Ism

Akron, OH
Four of Ohio's most versatile & accomplished jazz musicians unite on the BLU stage for an unparalleled live performance! Featuring Howie Smith, Bob Ferrazza, David Thomas, Bill Ransom. Organ Ism, consisting of Howie Smith on saxophones, David Thomas on organ and Bill Ransom on drums/percussion, ...
Saturday, September 8 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Mwenso and the Shakes (Masterclass + Concert)

Mwenso and the Shakes (Masterclass + Concert)

Akron, OH
Taking from the stylings of Fats Waller, Muddy Waters, James Brown and many other American musical legends, Michael Mwenso leads his electrifying show the New York Times calls “intense, prowling, and ebullient” in not-to-miss masterclass (6PM, FREE) and live concert (8PM) experience! Presented by...
Friday, September 7 2018 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, September 6 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
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