BLU Jazz+

BLU Jazz+ Akron's new premier destination for live jazz, fine food & spirits.
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Here is a sneak peek of the Chef’s Specials being served at BLU Jazz tonight for Jam Night, tomorrow for the sold out Ad...
02/13/2020

Here is a sneak peek of the Chef’s Specials being served at BLU Jazz tonight for Jam Night, tomorrow for the sold out Adam Hawley Valentine Celebration, and Saturday Night with Nathan Mitchell.
There is also a dessert so decadent, so amazing, so spectacular, that we can’t show you until tomorrow!
Bring your appetite with you this weekend!
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Pictured;
Mussels & Frites | $13 | 1lb. of mussels, garlic, shallots, & white wine shrimp broth topped with Frites
Lobster Crab Mac & Cheese | $24 | Rigatoni, cheese sauce, tossed with crab meat, garlic, shallots, and topped with pepperoni and lobster meat
Grilled Pork Medallions | $17 | served w/ mashed potatoes, asparagus, and red chimichurri @ BLU Jazz+

SWEETEN your Valentine's Weekend plans with an overnight stay in the BLU Zone for just $99!Attending a show at BLU Jazz+...
02/10/2020

SWEETEN your Valentine's Weekend plans with an overnight stay in the BLU Zone for just $99!

Attending a show at BLU Jazz+ THIS Valentine's Day weekend? Why not round out your fun evening by staying across the street at our newly-opened BLU-tique Hotel?!

For just $99 per night, you can stay in one of our gorgeous and comfortable standard guest rooms after the show. Special guest room pricing is valid on both Friday and Saturday evening. In addition, you will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast for two the next morning (use promo code GIFT when booking your stay).

BOOK YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION NOW:
blu-tique.com

SOLD OUT house as we celebrate the Maestro, tenor saxophone legend Ernie Krivda, on his 75th birthday with the one and o...
02/09/2020

SOLD OUT house as we celebrate the Maestro, tenor saxophone legend Ernie Krivda, on his 75th birthday with the one and only Fat Tuesday Big Band! 🎷 (📷: Ralph Meyer)

A taste of what’s to come! 🎉🍾BLU Jazz+ is offering a select bar menu during shows as we get ready for Bistro at Blu. Enj...
02/08/2020

A taste of what’s to come! 🎉🍾
BLU Jazz+ is offering a select bar menu during shows as we get ready for Bistro at Blu. Enjoy a fabulous dinner and a taste of what’s to come! 💙
Chef’s Special this weekend; CRAB CAKES served with a Zesty Carrot Beet Slaw and Citrus Beurre Blanc. @ BLU Jazz+

AFTER you buy your tickets to our Valentine’s Day show happening at BLU Jazz+ on FRIDAY (2/14), BOOK your overnight stay...
02/07/2020

AFTER you buy your tickets to our Valentine’s Day show happening at BLU Jazz+ on FRIDAY (2/14), BOOK your overnight stay at the dazzling BLU-tique Hotel to cap off the perfect date night! 💙

Valentine's Day is fast approaching! We have two lovely specials to offer you and hope that whatever your plans are, you have room to fit in a stay with us! Check out our packages & add-ons page of our website at https://www.blu-tique.com for more information!

BLU Jazz will be offering a select, delicious bar menu during shows. Available now through the launch of Bistro at Blu. ...
02/06/2020

BLU Jazz will be offering a select, delicious bar menu during shows. Available now through the launch of Bistro at Blu. 🍴🍾💙
BLU Weekend Special ///
CRAB CAKES
Served with a Zesty Carrot Beet Slaw and Citrus Beurre Blanc @ BLU Jazz+

02/02/2020
BADI ASSAD - LIVE AT BLU JAZZ

A little sneak peek of what you’re in for when you join us for the second set with the beautifully talented Badi Assad!

Guitarist Adam Hawley Artist Page brings this music of his all-new album, ESCAPE, to the BLU Zone on FRIDAY (2/14) with ...
01/31/2020
Adam Hawley to Release New Album ESCAPE

Guitarist Adam Hawley Artist Page brings this music of his all-new album, ESCAPE, to the BLU Zone on FRIDAY (2/14) with Adam Hawley's Valentine's Day Celebration at BLU Jazz+!

Give this article from BroadwayWorld a read and head over to blujazzakron.com to get your tickets now! 🎟

The four years since dropping his debut album has been a bit of a rocket ride for award-winning R&B-jazz guitarist Adam Hawley. Six of his seven singles have gone to No. 1 nationally and he deftly avoided the sophomore slump when his second outing further established the artist as a centerstage solo...

01/27/2020

THIS WEEK at BLU Jazz+ (JAN 28 - FEB 1) – JOIN US as we present a jam-packed lineup of incredible music this week, from blues to bop to bossa and a whole lot in between!

TUESDAY (1/28) - "BLU-esday Tuesday" Blues Jam, bring your horn & wail the blues as part of this new musical chapter at BLU, hosted by NE Ohio all-star blues musicians John Markovic, Ryan Neuman, & Erik Diaz! • 8PM (7PM doors), FREE

WEDNESDAY (1/29) - Joe Leaman at BLU Jazz+, our Solo Piano Wednesday series showcases the finest pianists in the greater Northeast Ohio area every Wednesday! • 7PM (6PM doors), FREE

THURSDAY (1/30) - Chris Coles at BLU Jazz+, exciting Cleveland-based saxophonist & recording artist, Chris Coles, returns for a very special night of high-energy live jazz in the BLU Zone! Featuring Chris Coles, Joey Skoch, Tim Lekan, Zaire Darden. • 8PM (7PM doors), $10

FRIDAY (1/31) – Forecast at BLU Jazz+, 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. • 8PM (7PM doors), $20

SATURDAY (2/1) – Badi Assad at BLU Jazz+, internationally-acclaimed flamenco guitarist & vocalist, Badi Assad, 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! • 8PM (7PM doors), $20

BLU Jazz Jam tonight from 8-11PM with our bud Theron Brown! He’ll be joined by Zaire Darden and Jordan McBride. 💙💙💙📸: Je...
01/23/2020

BLU Jazz Jam tonight from 8-11PM with our bud Theron Brown! He’ll be joined by Zaire Darden and Jordan McBride. 💙💙💙
📸: Jenn Kidd

Brush up on your Akron history and learn about the fascinating origins of the property we now know & love as BLU-tique H...
01/20/2020
Local history: Akron hotel rises from ashes

Brush up on your Akron history and learn about the fascinating origins of the property we now know & love as BLU-tique Hotel! Big thanks to the Akron Beacon Journal for telling this story! 💙

Ironic, isn’t it?There’s no smoking at the new boutique hotel in downtown Akron.Developer Tony Troppe’s 71-room BLU-tique Hotel opened

Repost from @tate•'Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond dimensions [..] Blue suggests the sea and sky, and they, after a...
01/20/2020

Repost from @tate

'Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond dimensions [..] Blue suggests the sea and sky, and they, after all, are in actual, visible nature, what is most abstract.' - Yves Klein (1928–1962) 💙

Yves Klein, IKB 79 1959 © ADAGP, Paris & DACS, London 2020.

​Klein made around 200 monochrome paintings using IKB (International Klein Blue). Number 79's on free display at Tate Modern. #BlueMonday

Alright friends, here is the select menu being served tonight and tomorrow night at BLU Jazz! BLU Plate is closed for a ...
01/17/2020

Alright friends, here is the select menu being served tonight and tomorrow night at BLU Jazz! BLU Plate is closed for a short time during this exciting restaurant transition.
Please enter BLU Jazz using the back stairwell at the top of the deck and rear door at the bottom of the deck. The front entrance through BLU Plate will not be open.

01/13/2020
Best of The 330

VOTING IS NOW OPEN for the Akron Life Magazine “Best of the City” 2020 and we need YOUR help! 💙💙💙

The annual “Best of the City” competition is your chance to vote for YOUR favorite things from across The 330 – and to win great prizes!

PLEASE CAST A VOTE for all three BLU Zone destinations: BLU Jazz+, BLU Plate and BLU-tique Hotel! (Remember, you can vote once a day, so make it part of your daily routine!)

Please click the link to complete this form.

01/11/2020
BLU Plate

Join us for a fabulous night of jazz and steak! 🥩

In celebration of the BLU-Tique Hotel opening, we are running a celebratory one night special - 25% off of all steaks! Join us for a fabulous night of jazz, cocktails, and delicious food!

Thank you Crain's Cleveland Business for helping us spread the news about the latest addition to the BLU family — introd...
01/10/2020
Akron's new BLU-tique Hotel opens its doors to overnight guests

Thank you Crain's Cleveland Business for helping us spread the news about the latest addition to the BLU family — introducing BLU-tique Hotel! 💙

Akron Extra Blog: The 71-room boutique hotel at 1 S. Main St., right in the heart of downtown, is in the redeveloped United Building. With a sleek midmodern style, the eight-story hotel features a full-service restaurant and five different room types. Owners hope to draw guests looking to be close t...

01/03/2020

T O N I G H T
Doors at 7, music at 8
@tommylehhman featuring an #allstar lineup for his live album recording!
Here’s his new single Masks featuring Peachcurls 💙
@theronbrown @zigg007 @danwilsonguitar @kipreedbass @sam_blakeslee @peachcurls @nathanpaulmusic

Join us tonight for Tommy Lehman’s live album recording!
01/03/2020
THINGS TO DO TODAY - Akron Beacon Journal

Join us tonight for Tommy Lehman’s live album recording!

1 Jazzy night. The Tommy Lehman Quintet will host a 'Live at BLU Jazz+' album recording at 8 p.m. at the BLU Jazz+ Club in Akron. The Akron-born trumpeter will record his concert with fellow musicians Dan Wilson, Theron Brown, Kip Reed, Zaire Darden and special guests Peachcurls, Sam Blakeslee and N...

BLU Jazz+'s cover photo
01/03/2020

BLU Jazz+'s cover photo

01/02/2020
BLU-tique Hotel

The ribbon cutting ceremony at BLU-tique Hotel! IT’S OFFICIAL — come for the food, stay for the music and now STAY for the night! Create your own special visit to the jazz-inspired BLU Zone!

Just a little clip of the awesome ribbon cutting ceremony on NYE!

City of Akron, Ohio - Mayor's Office
01/01/2020

City of Akron, Ohio - Mayor's Office

Today, Mayor Horrigan spoke at the blue ribbon cutting for the new BLU-tique Hotel in downtown Akron. Occupying the historic United One Building on the corner of Main and Market, this addition to downtown is the vision and dream of owner Tony Troppe. Together with BLU Plate Restaurant and Blu Jazz+ Nightclub, the Blu-Tique Hotel and the BLU Zone offer an all-encompassing spot where guests can come for the food, stay for the music, and stay the night. For more info check out https://www.blu-tique.com/.

We have sold out of our dinner + a show tickets, HOWEVER we still have a limited number of show tickets available at $65...
12/31/2019
"'Round Midnight" New Year's Eve Gala ft. Wesley Bright & The Honeytones, Dan Wilson

We have sold out of our dinner + a show tickets, HOWEVER we still have a limited number of show tickets available at $65. These include seating at Round Midnight, desserts, and late night sliders. Get them before they’re gone! 💙

Coming out of retirement for one night only, the smooth & raspy southern soul vocals of Wesley Bright return along with Akron's fan-favorite jazz guitarist, Dan Wilson, to ring in 2020! Tickets include dinner, dessert & late-night snack, two drink tickets, admission to both performances plus celebra...

Tomorrow is special to us for many reasons! On New Year’s Eve, the last day of the decade, we are celebrating BLU-tique ...
12/31/2019

Tomorrow is special to us for many reasons! On New Year’s Eve, the last day of the decade, we are celebrating BLU-tique Hotel with the official ribbon cutting ceremony at 10am. As a special New Year’s Eve surprise, our friend Theron Brown will be making it even more memorable by performing starting at 9:30am. Join us if you’d like!

PS- there are still a limited number of tickets available for our amazing New Year’s Eve show with Wesley Bright & The Honeytones and Dan Wilson. (We hear it’s Theron’s birthday, too — help us sing to him!) 🎶

If you were there, you know! 💙
12/31/2019

If you were there, you know! 💙

Saturday, December 28th 2019
Photo Credist: Dominic Iudiciani & Michael Swinford

Dan Wilson will be helping us kick off BLU Year’s Eve in style! And We. Can’t. Wait. Ticket link in bio. 💙 Akron’s own, ...
12/30/2019

Dan Wilson will be helping us kick off BLU Year’s Eve in style! And We. Can’t. Wait. Ticket link in bio. 💙

Akron’s own, guitarist Dan Wilson, is one of the biggest names on the jazz guitar scene today! Music has been an integral part of Dan Wilson’s life since his beginnings in gospel music. Upon hearing a Wes Montgomery record in a relative’s basement, Dan decided to pursue a career as a musician. Since then, he has spent more than a decade honing his craft.

His debut album, To Whom It May Concern was released in 2012 and is a product of an intense study of many different musical styles and concepts. His most recent album, Balancing Act was recorded live in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

Dan has been touring nationally and internationally with three-time Grammy nominated jazz organ legend, Joey DeFrancesco. Dan’s composition, “Who Shot John” was featured on Joey’s 2015 release, “Trip Mode.” Dan received a Grammy nomination for work on “Project Freedom,” by Joey Defrancesco & The People, released in 2017. Dan can also be heard on Van Morrison’s “You’re Driving Me Crazy,” and “The Prophet Speaks.” In April of 2017, Dan joined legendary bassist Christian McBride’s “Tip City.” In June of 2019, Dan recorded an album for Mack Avenue Records entitled “Vessels of Wood and Earth,” which featured Jeff “Tain” Watts, Christian Sands, Marco Panascia, and Joy Brown.

In addition to touring with Joey DeFrancesco, he has enjoyed the honor of sharing the stage with many jazz greats including Eric Marienthal, Russell Malone, Les Mcann, Christian McBride, and Dave Stryker.

📸 - Matt Torres

Still deciding whether to go with the show package or the dinner and a show package for New Year’s Eve? Here is the Gran...
12/29/2019

Still deciding whether to go with the show package or the dinner and a show package for New Year’s Eve? Here is the Grand Buffet Menu to help!
Ps- We’re hungry already!

The CODA Collective
12/28/2019

The CODA Collective

We are so incredibly proud to sponsor tonight’s 3rd installment of The Cabaret Project: STORM - get the last few standing room tickets for our 9:30 show tonight! @ BLU Jazz+

The countdown is on: 4 days left until BLU Year’s Eve! Do you have your tickets? There are two different pricing options...
12/28/2019

The countdown is on: 4 days left until BLU Year’s Eve! Do you have your tickets? There are two different pricing options available at blujazzakron.ticketleap.com 💙

Repost from Wesley Bright & The Honeytones

🔥New Year's Eve Show🔥
8p-12a
With @danwilsonguitar
@blujazzakron 🎉Tickets in bio 🎉

#newyearseve2020

12/27/2019
Tommy Lehman Music

Check it out! Then check out Tommy at BLU Jazz on January 3rd!

Heem is live tomorrow night @ midnight.

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays with your families, friends & loved ones! 💙A FRIENDLY REMINDER that our next BLU ...
12/26/2019

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays with your families, friends & loved ones! 💙

A FRIENDLY REMINDER that our next BLU Jazz Jam w/ Theron Brown at BLU Jazz+ will be happening on THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 at 8PM! (We will be CLOSED tomorrow, 12/26, so that the staff can enjoy a little more time off before we swing into the weekend and into NYE!)

Wishing you and yours a very jazzy Christmas. With love,  All of us in The BLU Zone
12/25/2019

Wishing you and yours a very jazzy Christmas.

With love,

All of us in The BLU Zone

BIG THANKS to cleveland.com for setting a chair at the cool kids’ table for us and featuring BLU Jazz+ among the hottest...
12/23/2019
New Year's Eve in CLE: 48 parties on the final day of 2019

BIG THANKS to cleveland.com for setting a chair at the cool kids’ table for us and featuring BLU Jazz+ among the hottest NYE parties this year! 💙

Need a way to spend the final day of 2019? Here are some parties and events to check out.

The suspense is building, and on New Year’s Eve, YOU can be a part of the next chapter in our BLU story as we open the d...
12/21/2019
New Blu hotel to open New Year's Eve in downtown Akron; latest Troppe venture has 71 rooms

The suspense is building, and on New Year’s Eve, YOU can be a part of the next chapter in our BLU story as we open the doors of our brand new BLU-tique Hotel!

CHECK OUT this awesome article in the Akron Beacon Journal about the rolling out of the BLU carpet once again in a few short days!

GET YOUR NEW YEAR’S EVE TICKETS NOW and add an overnight stay in a BLU-tique guest room with hot breakfast on New Year’s Day morning for a special introductory price of just $99!

MAKE HISTORY with us once again as we unveil the third property in our jazz-flavored BLU Zone – VISIT blujazzakron.com to get your tickets before they’re gone! 🎫

For the last decade, Akron developer Tony Troppe has envisioned a hotel as the linchpin in his efforts to redevelop the historic arts district at the

12/17/2019

TICKETS ARE MOVING FAST for New Year’s Eve — make your plans and get yours now! 🍯

Here’s a little taste of what’s buzzing into the BLU Zone!👇

#soul #music #coleminerecords #marvingaye #teddypendergrass #newyearseve2019 #newyearseve2020 #clevelandgram #instamood

Have you been eagerly awaiting to see what all the buzz on BLU-tique Hotel is about? As a special thank you for all of y...
12/17/2019

Have you been eagerly awaiting to see what all the buzz on BLU-tique Hotel is about?

As a special thank you for all of your support, we are giving BLU Jazz+ followers the very first sneak peek at what everyone has been talking about! BLU-tique is ready to ring in the new decade with style!

Come for dinner. Stay for the music. Stay for the night. 💙

12/15/2019
ELAN TROTMAN - LIVE AT BLU JAZZ

We’ve got an attitude of gratitude as nationally acclaimed saxophonist Elan Trotman returns to the BLU Jazz+ stage!

12/14/2019
BRENT HAMKER QUARTET - LIVE AT BLU JAZZ

Sensational rising star Cleveland guitarist, Brent Hamker, returns to the BLU stage with a swingin' small group for a very special Friday night show! Featuring Brent Hamker, Kevin Martinez, Elijah Gilmore, Tim McDonald. 🎶

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47 E Market St
Akron, OH
44308

Telephone

(330) 252-1190

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Welcome to BLU Jazz+!

BLU Jazz+ is a stunning new live music venue & photography gallery in downtown Akron, Ohio which has been designed & crafted from the ground up with the presentation of live jazz in mind.

To uphold our vision of creating an upscale yet accessible destination with a uniquely metropolitan vibe, BLU Jazz+ caters to its patrons by providing:


  • A relaxing atmosphere for light socialization and the presentation of quality live jazz

  • Chef-inspired menu of exquisite entrées & small plate specialties

  • Full-service bar boasting premium liquors, signature cocktails, and inspired wine & beer selections

  • State-of-the art stage, sound & lighting

  • Jazz photography & memorabilia gallery

  • Audience access for all ages 18+ (under 18 must be accompanied by adult)
  • BLU Jazz+ has a “retro” mid-century modern feel & captures the intimacy of the famous New York City jazz clubs while offering the style and sophistication of a modern venue.

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    Comments

    LOVE MY TUESDAYS . . .
    Where are the New Year's Eve photos? :(
    Badi Assad at BLU Jazz 2/1/2020!
    Anything special for Valentine's day?
    📸: The Jam Company
    Great music!!
    Is this 21 and over? I have a 17 jazz loving vocalist.
    Looking forward to returning to BLUjazz+ on Friday, January 11th!
    I was excited to see Brianna's painting displayed at Blu. . .
    All I can say about last Friday is WOW!!!!!!!