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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

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!

Swing Dance Party w/ Moustache Yourself & Get Hep Swing Dancers

Akron, OH
Akron's premier gypsy jazz quartet is joined by the renowned Get Hep Swing Dancers (dance lesson at 7PM) for a throwback-themed night of music & dance! Featuring Jeremy Jones, Brent Hamker, Brad Wagner, Matthew DeRubertis.

"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!

Josh Rzepka

Akron, OH
Midwest trumpet sensation and Akron native returns home by way of Chicago for his annual post-Thanksgiving swingin' concert event! Featuring Josh Rzepka, Theron Brown, Zaire Darden, Mike Forfia, Lucas Kadish.

Lucas Kadish

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, Devon Gillingham, 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

Rock Wehrmann

Akron, OH
Our Solo Piano Wednesday series showcases the finest pianists in the greater Northeast Ohio area from 7PM-10PM every Wednesday. Join us at 6PM as we open our doors, with live music starting at 7PM (no cover)!

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: "A Motown Christmas"

Akron, OH
Sleigh bells will be ringin' & swingin' as premier Northeast Ohio jazz ensemble returns for a very special holiday show featuring dynamic & entertaining vocalists, Evelyn Wright & Reggie Kelly! Bring the whole family & cel... 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-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!

Barbara Rosene: "Home for the Holidays"

Akron, OH
New York City vocal sensation returns to BLU with an all-star band for a swingin' evening of Great American Songbook standards & holiday favorites! Featuring Barbara Rosene, Rock Wehrmann, Jack Schantz, Aidan Plank.
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Past Events

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, November 20 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, November 19 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Nick Paparone Quintet ft. Dillon Shidemantle: "The Music of Frank Sinatra"

Nick Paparone Quintet ft. Dillon Shidemantle: "The Music of Frank Sinatra"

Akron, OH
Join us in celebrating the songbook of legendary Rat Pack leader, “Ol’ BLU Eyes," Frank Sinatra, as rising star jazz guitarist leads a spirited & swingin' group of young lions in roarin' return to BLU! Featuring Nick Paparone, Dillon Shidemantle, Tommy Lehman, Brad Wagner, Jordan McBride, Zaire D...
Saturday, November 16 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Dan Weiss Trio (Masterclass + Concert)

Dan Weiss Trio (Masterclass + Concert)

Akron, OH
New York City drummer, tabla player & composer brings his expansive influences and rhythmically driven music in BLU debut with a special masterclass (6PM, FREE) and live concert appearance (8PM)! Featuring Dan Weiss, Thomas Morgan, Jacob Sacks. Presented in partnership with the BLU Jazz+ Mastercl...
Friday, November 15 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, November 14 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, November 13 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, November 12 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Mike Garson (Bowie's Keyboardist): Meet & Greet and Jam Session

Mike Garson (Bowie's Keyboardist): Meet & Greet and Jam Session

Akron, OH
Co-presented by BLU Jazz+ and Playground Sessions, join us for a very special Monday night popup show in the BLU Zone as we welcome the prolific pianist, composer, and improviser (of David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, St. Vincent, Free Flight, The Smashing Pumpkins) for an intimate trio performance, m...
Monday, November 11 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Daniel Spearman Quartet

Daniel Spearman Quartet

Akron, OH
Funk, gospel and R&B collide as Oberlin Conservatory grad, arranger & multi-instrumentalist, Daniel Spearman, leads all-star quartet in return to BLU! Featuring Daniel Spearman, Gabriel Morales, Jordan McBride, Zaire Darden. Oberlin based trumpeter & pianist, Daniel Spearman, has a very eclectic...
Saturday, November 9 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Charita Franks

Charita Franks

Akron, OH
Dazzling vocalist and her high-energy band bring the sounds of motown, R&B, jazz and soul back to the Rubber City in her annual return to BLU! Featuring Charita Franks, Joe Leaman, Chris Conway, Jesse Marquardt. Vocalist Charita Franks was born in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Community Baptist C...
Friday, November 8 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
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