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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!

"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

"Four Women: Interpretations of Nina Simone"

Akron, OH
Join us at BLU Jazz+ and celebrate the "High-Priestess of Soul" on what would be her 80th birthday as four vocal powerhouses – Tracey Nguma, Dorianne Denard, Ceco Selinas and Afi Scruggs – take the stage with a very specia... read more

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: "The Big Easy Meets the Northcoast"

Akron, OH
"Let the good times swing" as premier Northeast Ohio jazz ensemble returns for a very special Mardi Gras themed show featuring vocalist Reggie Bowens! Bring the whole family & celebrate the sounds of New Orleans jazz with ... read more

"Fat Tuesday" Mardi Gras Party w/ Eric Seddon's Burning River Jazz Band

Akron, OH
Eat, drink & be merry as we celebrate Mardi Gras this year at BLU with native New Yorker & reedman extraordinaire, Eric Seddon! The Burning River Jazz Band returns for a 5th annual celebration with the roarin' sounds of Ne... read more

Joey Skoch

Akron, OH
Enjoy dinner, cocktails and some midweek swingin’ live jazz as the delightful & talented pianist returns to the BLU Zone!

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).

Nick Puin Band

Akron, OH
Join us for a swingin' evening at BLU as we celebrate some of the very best of the Great American Songbook, including songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan & more!

Bobby Selvaggio: "The Music of Joe Henderson"

Akron, OH
Acclaimed Northeast Ohio alto saxophonist & recording artist returns for an exciting evening at BLU celebrating the musical legacy of jazz icon, saxophonist & composer, Joe Henderson!

"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!

Barbara Rosene

Akron, OH
New York City vocal sensation returns to BLU with an all-star band for a swingin' evening of Great American Songbook classics & standards! Featuring Rock Wehrmann, Nick Paparone, Aidan Plank, Mark Gonder.

"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).

Nathan-Paul EP Release Party

Akron, OH
Sensational saxophonist & Ropeadope recording artist brings the music of his all-new EP into the BLU Zone for a high-energy live experience not to be missed!

"Saturday Salsa Party" with Kawakan Orchestra and DJ Yama

Akron, OH
Join us as we bring the ultimate Latin dance vibe into the BLU Zone featuring a live performance by the red-hot 10-piece orchestra along with DJ Yama spinning the best salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha & more to make you m... 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

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 return to BLU!

"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

Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead

Akron, OH
Award-winning New York City drummer and composer marks his arrival with acclaimed debut album, Vision Ahead, swinging through the Rubber City as part of his 2020 spring tour! Featuring Jonathan Barber, Andrew Renfroe, Tabe... read more

Vanessa Rubin

Akron, OH
New York City vocalist extraordinaire and 2020 NAACP Image Awards nominee makes a one-night-only return to BLU Jazz+ with an all-star band featuring Duncan McMillan, Perry Hughes, and Gayelynn McKinney!

"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).

Elijah Gilmore

Akron, OH
Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and recording artist (of Joe McBride, Gladys Knight, Dave Mathews Band, Robert Randolph, Gerald Veasly, Najee, Chuck Loeb, Jack Johnson, P Diddy, John Mayer, The Yellow Jackets & more) bring... read more

Harry Allen

Akron, OH
Award-winning tenor saxophonist & recording artist from New York City returns to the BLU Zone for a special Thursday night show that is sure to swing straight-ahead!
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Past Events

Nathan Mitchell

Nathan Mitchell

Akron, OH
Billboard chart-topping vocalist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist brings his acclaimed showmanship, unique talent and enthusiastic energy to the Rubber City for a very special one-night-only BLU debut! The passion and essence of Nathan’s music has penned him in the hearts of musi...
Saturday, February 15 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Adam Hawley's Valentine's Day Celebration

Adam Hawley's Valentine's Day Celebration

Akron, OH
Internationally touring contemporary jazz guitar sensation (of Dave Koz, Jennifer Lopez, Brian Culbertson, Natalie Cole, Gerald Albright & more) brings his soulful & high-energy show from Los Angeles to Akron's premier Valentine's date night destination! Adam Hawley, currently a resident of Los ...
Friday, February 14 2020 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, February 13 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 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, February 12 2020 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Ernie Krivda "75th Big Band Birthday Bash" ft. the Fat Tuesday Big Band

Ernie Krivda "75th Big Band Birthday Bash" ft. the Fat Tuesday Big Band

Akron, OH
Legendary tenor saxophonist and his dynamic 18-piece "Band That Swings" make a roarin' return to the Rubber City in celebration of his milestone 75th birthday! A “fan favorite” at BLU Jazz+, legendary tenor saxophonist, Ernie Krivda, returns to our stage for an exciting (and no doubt, swingin’) ...
Saturday, February 8 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Esto Jazz

Esto Jazz

Akron, OH
Saxophonist Bob Esterle leads feel-good instrumental jazz & pop group in roaring return to the BLU stage! Featuring Bob Esterle, Duncan Crooks, Wilbur Krebs, Mark Gonder. Esterle has performed in a wide variety of musical groups from symphony orchestras to jazz big bands throughout the Midwest. ...
Friday, February 7 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

BLU Jazz+ Student All-Stars Concert Series presents: Stow-Munroe Falls High School & Kent State University

BLU Jazz+ Student All-Stars Concert Series presents: Stow-Munroe Falls High School & Kent State University

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 Stow-Munroe Falls High School & Kent State University! Presented by the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation, our ...
Thursday, February 6 2020 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Joey Skoch

Joey Skoch

Akron, OH
Enjoy dinner, cocktails and some midweek swingin’ live jazz as the delightful & talented pianist returns to the BLU Zone! Joey Skoch is a jazz pianist and keyboardist. He received a Master’s Degree from DePaul University, where he studied with Ron Perrillo. Joey graduated from Capital University...
Wednesday, February 5 2020 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Badi Assad

Badi Assad

Akron, OH
Internationally-acclaimed flamenco guitarist & vocalist transcends the traditional styles of her native Brazil with a mixture of pop, jazz and world/ethnic sounds for a not-to-miss BLU debut solo performance! Brazil’s Badi Assad (Bah-gee Ah-sagh) is one of the most innovative, passionate and tal...
Saturday, February 1 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Forecast

Forecast

Akron, OH
After a string of sold out appearances on the BLU stage, Cleveland contemporary jazz sensations bring their high-energy funk, rock, reggae & pop in return to the Rubber City! Featuring Lem Adams, Alphonso McDuffie, Gary Stevenson, Gene Butler. The native Cleveland contemporary jazz band performs...
Friday, January 31 2020 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
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