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Elan Trotman: “Dear Marvin"

Akron, OH
Billboard chart-topping recording artist and Barbados native award-winning smooth jazz saxophonist salutes soul icon Marvin Gaye's best-loved songs in one-night-only 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

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!

Reggie Bowens

Akron, OH
Accomplished Cleveland jazz vocalist, arranger, educator and season 3 finalist on NBC's "The Sing-Off" makes BLU debut with all-star quartet! Featuring Reggie Bowens, Theron Brown, Aidan Plank, Zaire Darden.

Daniel Weatherspoon

Akron, OH
GRAMMY® Award winning producer and Billboard & iTunes chart-topping contemporary jazz artist brings his soulful & funky sound to the Rubber City by way of Nashville in a not-to-miss return to BLU!

Jazz Heritage Orchestra: "Music of Chas Baker"

Akron, OH
Premiere big band makes their Rubber City return with a swingin' & spirited show featuring the music of revered jazz educator, trombonist & composer, Chas Baker!

"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!

Bobby Selvaggio's 50th Birthday Bash & Jam Session

Akron, OH
Acclaimed alto saxophonist & composer returns to BLU for a milestone birthday event! Musicians, bring your horns and join the rest of us in celebrating Bobby's 50th!

JazzWorks

Akron, OH
Experience some of the best jazz talent our region has to offer with the return of JazzWorks, including new music & arrangements by members of this all-star band! Featuring Howie Smith, John Klayman, Jack Schantz, Chris An... read more

Jazmin Ghent

Akron, OH
Billboard chart-topping recording artist and rising star smooth jazz saxophonist brings the heat from her native Florida in one-night-only 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!

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).

Orrin Evans Trio

Akron, OH
Grammy-nominated New York City pianist, acclaimed recording artist, DownBeat Critics Poll winner and newest member of The Bad Plus returns to the Rubber City with his own all-star trio for an unforgettable evening at BLU! ... 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

Maureen Choi Quartet: "Theia" Album Release

Akron, OH
Captivating violinist & recording artist returns to BLU by way of Madrid, Spain with the music of her all-new album in special North American tour! Featuring Maureen Choi, Daniel Garcia Diego, Mario Carrillo, Michael Olivera.

Paa Kow

Akron, OH
Internationally renowned recording artist, drum set player and composer from Ghana, West Africa, Paa Kow (pronounced Pah-Ko) fuses rhythm and artistry from his home with jazz and African pop in extraordinary 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

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).
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Past Events

Bobby Floyd

Bobby Floyd

Akron, OH
World-renowned pianist & organist (of Ray Charles, Dr. John, Count Basie Orchestra) brings his electrifying artistry to the Rubber City with a must-hear masterclass (6PM, FREE) and live concert event (8PM)! Featuring Bobby Floyd, Derek DiCenzo, Reggie Jackson. Presented by the BLU Jazz+ Mastercla...
Friday, May 24 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, May 23 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, May 22 2019 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 21 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Harry Bacharach

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! Pianist & vocalist, Harry Bacharach, blends a genre-bending fusion of jazz, blues, folk and funk. He has played private concerts for Stevie Wonder, Bar...
Saturday, May 18 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: "Bern, Bern, Bern!" ft. Bernie Dresel

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: "Bern, Bern, Bern!" ft. Bernie Dresel

Akron, OH
After a string of sold-out appearances at BLU, premier Northeast Ohio jazz ensemble returns with sensational big band drummer, Bernie Dresel (of Frank Sinatra, Maynard Ferguson, Ringo Starr, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and the Brian Setzer Orchestra acclaim)! For 35 years, The Cleveland Jazz ...
Friday, May 17 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

"Salsa & Bachata Thursdays" Latin Dance Party

"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) and the music starts at 9PM - come party with us! BLU Jazz+ and DJ Yama inv...
Thu, May 16 2019 8:00 PM Fri, May 17 2019 12:00 AM

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 16 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 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 15 2019 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 14 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
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