MASTER
 

Upcoming Events

BLU Jazz+

View Filters

"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).

Akron's ReaL DeaL

Akron, OH
After a sold-out BLU debut last year, sensational old-school R&B vocal group returns to Main & Market for TWO big shows with the sounds of The Temptations, The Delphonics, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bobby Womack and more! Featuri... read more

Eric Seddon's Hot Club

Akron, OH
Native New Yorker & clarinetist magnifique returns with his high-energy New Orleans jazz inspired lineup for an evening of stompin' & swingin'! Featuring Eric Seddon, Kevin Richards, Gene Epstein & Bill Fuller.

MLK Celebration w/ Hubb's Groove

Akron, OH
Renowned smooth & soul jazz group, Hubb's Groove, returns with their special 3rd annual early evening concert to celebrate the life & legacy of Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. Featuring Tony Watson Jr., Jonatha... 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!

Daniel Spearman & Friends

Akron, OH
Funk, gospel and R&B collide as Oberlin Conservatory grad, arranger & multi-instrumentalist, Daniel Spearman, leads all-star quartet in BLU debut! Featuring Daniel Spearman, Jake Ford, Max Weiner, Zaire Darden.

Pulse

Akron, OH
Founded by bassist extraordinaire, Aidan Plank, this storytelling jazz ensemble brings a wide array of music in special return to BLU! Featuring Aidan Plank, Brad Wagner, Anthony Fuoco.

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 St... 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!

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).

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Akron, OH
Four-time Grammy® nominated master jazz organist, trumpeter & vocalist, returns to the Rubber City for two hard-swingin' shows (7PM, 9:30PM)!  Featuring Joey DeFrancesco, Dan Wilson, Michael Ode.

Wesley Bright & The Honeytones: "One Last Time"

Akron, OH
After three years of sold out Valentine's Day shows at BLU, Wesley Bright & the Honeytones are back for ONE LAST TIME! Featuring Wesley Bright, Theron Brown, Matthew DeRubertis, Jimmy Parsons, Jonathan Fields, Nathan-Paul ... 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

Jen & Anthony

Akron, OH
Stellar roots duo Jen Maurer & Anthony Papaleo hearken back to an era of old-school blues, ragtime, and early jazz with an authentic evening of Americana on the BLU stage!

Jeanette Harris' Valentine's Day Celebration

Akron, OH
Join us as the Billboard chart-topping West Coast "scintillating saxtress of smooth jazz" brings her energetic & captivating show back to BLU for Akron's premier Valentine's date night!

Michael Ode

Akron, OH
Young lion jazz drummer (of Joey DeFrancesco Trio), composer, and graduate of the 2016 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program returns for hard-swinging Valentine's Weekend trio performance!

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: "Cupid in the CLE!" ft. Jiggs Whigham & Evelyn Wright

Akron, OH
Premier Northeast Ohio jazz ensemble returns with international trombonist sensation Jiggs Whigham and beloved vocalist Evelyn Wright for a very special Valentine's Day themed concert celebration!

"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!

Wave Magnetik

Akron, OH
Rising star NYC-based trumpeter & DJ, Donald Malloy, bring his high-energy electronic dance music (EDM), mixing elements of dubstep, house, & jazz together for an electrifying 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

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).

The Nasty Nati Brass Band

Akron, OH
With a "socially conscious New Orleans second line inspired brass band with their own jazz, fusion, funk & soulful sound," join us as this red-hot group from Cincinnati makes their BLU return! Featuring Mike Wade, Alexis O... read more

"Fat Tuesday" Mardi Gras Party w/ Eric Seddon's Hot Club

Akron, OH
Eat, drink & be merry as we celebrate Mardi Gras this year at BLU with native New Yorker & clarinetist magnifique, Eric Seddon! The Hot Club returns for a 4th annual celebration with the roarin' sounds of New Orleans' Fren... read more

Nathan-Paul & The Admirables

Akron, OH
Fronted by sensational saxophonist Nathan-Paul Davis, join us for the feel-good funk & trap grooves of this dynamic, high-energy Cleveland party band as they channel the likes of Kool & the Gang, J-Dilla, James Brown, Eryk... read more

Huntertones

Akron, OH
Fan-favorite, horn-driven Brooklyn soul / jazz / hip-hop phenomenon returns to the Rubber City for TWO high-energy Saturday shows in the BLU Zone! Featuring Dan White, Jon Lampley, Chris Ott, Adam DeAscentis, John Hubbell,... read more
  January 2019  
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31

Past Events

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, January 19 2019 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, Dominic Reto, Wilbur Krebs, Jim Richley. Esterle has performed in a wide variety of musical groups from symphony orchestras to jazz big bands throughout the Midwest. H...
Friday, January 18 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, Jan 17 2019 8:00 PM Fri, Jan 18 2019 12:00 AM

Joe Hunter

Joe Hunter

Akron, OH
Our 1st & 3rd Wednesdays solo piano series showcases the finest pianists in the greater Northeast Ohio! Join us for dinner, drinks & premier live jazz as we celebrate the standards & classics in our award-winning underground speakeasy! A first-call pianist for many local, national, and internati...
Wednesday, January 16 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, January 15 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Eddie Baccus Jr.

Eddie Baccus Jr.

Akron, OH
Soulful & funky Cleveland native saxophonist and "Pieces of a Dream" alumnus returns home by way of Maryland for BLU Jazz+ debut with all-star band! Featuring Eddie Baccus Jr, John C Hall, Alphonso McDuffie & Rob Hubbard. After 15 years of recording and touring with famed urban jazz ensemble Pie...
Saturday, January 12 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Diane Marino

Diane Marino

Akron, OH
Dazzling Nashville-based vocalist & pianist sensation brings the music of her critically-acclaimed new release, "Soul Serenade – The Gloria Lynne Project," in a one night only return to BLU!  Featuring Diane Marino, Chris Burge, Frank Marino, Dan Fernandez. Born in Manhattan, accomplished vocali...
Friday, January 11 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, January 10 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

John Perry

John Perry

Akron, OH
Join us for dinner, drinks & premier live solo piano jazz as we welcome fan favorite BLU Plate pianist downstairs for club debut! Pianist John Perry has been playing the piano for 55 years and professionally for 42 years in and around the city of Akron. He performs as a member of many local musi...
Wednesday, January 9 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, January 8 2019 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
  January 2019  
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31