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Steve Carrington & Beyond The Horizon ft. Tommy Lehman

Akron, OH EDT
HEAVY HITTING SAXOPHONIST, STEVE CARRINGTON, LIGHTS UP BLU JAZZ WITH HIS ALL-STAR QUINTET, SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST!

John Petrucelli Quartet

Akron, OH EDT
Saxophonist and composer, John Petrucelli, returns to Blu Jazz, with his local all-star jazz quartet!

Smooth Laughs at BLU Jazz+ with Dan Alten

Akron, OH EDT
The second Smooth Laughs at BLU Jazz+ stand-up comedy show will be held at Blu Jazz+ in downtown Akron, Ohio, on Saturday June 15! Doors open at 7:30 PM, and the show will start at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $25.

Darren Frate Group

Akron, OH EDT
Darren Frate Groups music has been described as world music, jazz and jazz fusion woven together by bass driven grooves and improvisation. The leader, bassist Darren Frate is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. The g… read more

Qwik Sil-ver Jazz

Akron, OH EDT
QS Jazz started out as a trio of musicians who loved the classic style of jazz and embraced all forms of music. Bringing their own interpretations of jazz classics and "jazzing up" their renditions of blues and even rock tun… read more

Aaron Smith & RDAA

Akron, OH EDT
Meet "Aaron Smith & RDAA," a dynamic band founded by drummer, Aaron Smith, driven by a passion for original jazz, fusion, and soul music. Hailing from the Midwest, with roots in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Kentucky, the ban… read more

The Hoschar-Palmieri Quintet

Akron, OH EDT
Akron based drummer Drew Hoschar returns home from NYC for a special night at BLU, featuring Colin Palmieri on saxophone!

Dan Wilson Group

Akron, OH EDT
DAN WILSON RETURNS TO BLU JAZZ WITH HIS ALL-STAR QUINTET, SATURDAY, JULY 13TH!

Sunny Side - 7 piece jazz band from New Orleans

Akron, OH EDT
Join us, August 2nd, as we welcome our friends, Sunny Side, for a night of high energy New Orleans jazz!
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Past Events

Prism - "Classic Jazz, Strings Attached"

Prism - "Classic Jazz, Strings Attached"

Akron, OH
What do you get when you combine saxophone, piano, bass and drums with violin and cello?  Prism, a jazz sextet that provides a unique and interesting jazz experience. Catch them live at BLU Jazz, Saturday, May 25th! Featuring: John Klayman - tenor/soprano sax, clarintet, flute & alto flute Jeffr…
Saturday, May 25 2024 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Devilstrip Cabaret and Baxters Speakeasy presents Lucky Rabbit: Asian American and Pacific Islander Variety Show!

Devilstrip Cabaret and Baxters Speakeasy presents Lucky Rabbit: Asian American and Pacific Islander Variety Show!

Akron, OH
Devilstrip Cabaret and Baxters Speakeasy presents Lucky Rabbit: Asian American and Pacific Islander Variety Show! Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month showcasing talent and culture in Akron, Ohio. Drag, Burlesque,Cultural Dances, Variety Acts CLICK HERE TO PURCHASES TICKETS & VIEW EVENT DETAILS! Perfo…
Sunday, May 19 2024 8:30 PM 11:30 PM

Keigo Hirakawa Trio feat. Joshua Smith

Keigo Hirakawa Trio feat. Joshua Smith

Akron, OH
Keigo Hirakawa returns to BLU Jazz with his jazz trio, featuring New Orleans saxophonist, Joshua Smith! Line-up: Keigo Hirakawa - Piano Matt Wiles - Bass Jeff Mellott - Drums Joshua Smith - Saxophone About: Over the period of 20 years as a professional jazz pianist and 7 full-length album ap…
Friday, May 3 2024 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Jackson High School: Student All-Star Jazz Performance

Jackson High School: Student All-Star Jazz Performance

Akron, OH
Join us at BLU Jazz+ as we showcase performances by the talented groups from Jackson High School under the direction of Sean Monigold! Presented by the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation, our BLU Jazz+ Student All-Stars Concert Series features the talented student ensembles from Jackson High School,…
Thursday, May 16 2024 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

The November Williams Project

The November Williams Project

Akron, OH
R&B vocalist, November Williams, hits the stage at BLU Jazz on Saturday, May 18th! Presented by Upscale Entertainment Group. Born on November 9 in Canton, Ohio, November Williams was influenced by her parents who had different musical tastes. Her father had family ties to Motown R&B and grew up si…
Saturday, May 18 2024 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Comedy Night at BLU ft. Marcus Martin

Comedy Night at BLU ft. Marcus Martin

Akron, OH
Dart's Promotions & Entertainment presents Comedy Night at BLU, featuring headliner Marcus Martin, with fellow comedians, The Real John King, and Tanc. The evening will be hosted by Darnell Mitchell, DJ Rizzo, and a special performance by Saxy Ric. Tickets: General Admission $15 (in advance), $20 …
Saturday, May 4 2024 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Adam Bronstein & The ABTrio

Adam Bronstein & The ABTrio

Akron, OH
Adam Bronstein, jazz guitarist from Buffalo, NY, returns to Blu Jazz+ with his trio! Adam is known for his clever songwriting and playful improvisation – with both boldly on display in his working band - ABtrio.  His music is instrumental with influences ranging from modern jazz through hip-hop an…
Saturday, May 11 2024 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Chris Hovan's Generations Quartet

Chris Hovan's Generations Quartet

Akron, OH
Chris Hovan's Generations Quartet returns to BLU Jazz on Friday, May 24th! About: When jazz bands have occasionally incorporated the word “generations” into their name, the generations described tend to cluster at the far ends of the age spectrum, but Chris Hovan’s band, which includes trumpeter …
Friday, May 24 2024 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Maria Jacobs Quartet

Maria Jacobs Quartet

Akron, OH
Jazz vocalist, Maria Jacobs returns to BLU with her quartet! Featuring Rock Wehrman (piano), Tim Lekan (bass), and Mark Gonder (drums)! Maria Jacobs is a national recording artist who has released eight solo albums as a leader. She has charted on the Groove Jazz and Smooth jazz holiday charts. She…
Friday, May 17 2024 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Dave Banks Big Band - Maynard Ferguson Birthday Bash

Dave Banks Big Band - Maynard Ferguson Birthday Bash

Akron, OH
Join us on May 10th, as The Dave Banks Big Band celebrates the music of trumpeter and band leader, Maynard Ferguson, on his late 96th birthday! Tickets will move fast.. do not miss this rafter shaking night of big band tunes! The Dave Banks Big Band: This powerhouse 17 piece swinging big band is …
Friday, May 10 2024 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
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