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We’re ready EmmalineBand! 🎙
04/20/2022

We’re ready EmmalineBand! 🎙

I am so happy to announce that a NEW performance date has been added to the Spring Tour list— BLU Jazz+ in Akron, OH! I'm so excited to play some new tunes for everyone this Spring! Get your tickets at https://www.emmalineofficial.com/live 😍

LIMITED TICKETS REMAIN for our show TONIGHT (SATURDAY, 4/16), visit blujazzakron.com now to get yours! We’d hate for you...
04/16/2022

LIMITED TICKETS REMAIN for our show TONIGHT (SATURDAY, 4/16), visit blujazzakron.com now to get yours! We’d hate for you to have FOMO on a night as special as this. 🎟

04/15/2022

POSTPONED: Due to one of our featured performers contracting COVID-19, we must postpone our show TONIGHT (FRIDAY, 4/15), "Nancy & Cannonball" ft. Bobby Selvaggio & Céline Iris at BLU Jazz+

Ticketholders will be refunded and we will announce a rescheduled date as soon as we can! We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to presenting this show in the near future.

THIS WEEK at BLU Jazz+! Our #NYCtoAkron series continues as more amazing talent from New York City swings into the BLU Z...
04/07/2022

THIS WEEK at BLU Jazz+! Our #NYCtoAkron series continues as more amazing talent from New York City swings into the BLU Zone as Vanessa Rubin's NY Octet plays Tadd Dameron, The Relay Album Release Party, plus our "first Thursdays" BLU Jazz Big Band Residency ft. Bobby Selvaggio!

THURSDAY (4/7)
BLU Jazz Big Band Residency ft. Bobby Selvaggio at BLU Jazz+
Join us for the return of our "first Thursdays" big band artist-in-residence series led by acclaimed alto saxophonist, composer, arranger, and jazz clinician, Bobby Selvaggio, featuring his 11-piece all-star ensemble! • 8PM (7PM doors), $15 ($10 student w/ ID at door)

FRIDAY (4/8)
"The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron" at BLU Jazz+
NAACP Image Awards nominated vocalist and recording artist brings her critically-acclaimed musical tribute to legendary Cleveland composer/arranger, Tadd Dameron, to the Rubber City! With all-star octet featuring Cecil Bridgewater, Richie Goods, Winard Harper, Patience Higgins, Duane Eubanks, Bruce Williams, Clifton Anderson, Alex Harding, Brandon McCune. • 8PM (7PM doors), $30 ($10 student w/ ID at door)

SATURDAY (4/9)
"The Relay" (ft. Dan Pratt & Michael Eckroth) Album Release Event at BLU Jazz+
GRAMMY nominated New York City musicians – saxophonist Dan Pratt (Christian McBride Big Band) and pianist Michael Eckroth (John Scofield) team up with an all-new band and self-titled 2022 album release for a not-to-miss BLU debut! Featuring Dan Pratt, Michael Eckroth, Matt Clohesy, Jerome Jennings. • 8PM (7PM doors), $18 ($10 student w/ ID at door)

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8 YEARS AGO TODAY! This was the view from the BLU stage looking out into what would become our wonderful audience. Nearl...
04/06/2022

8 YEARS AGO TODAY! This was the view from the BLU stage looking out into what would become our wonderful audience. Nearly 1,500 amazing live performances later, we are still here, and still swingin’ with an attitude of gratitude. 🎶

What’s been the best show you’ve heard at BLU? Leave us some stories in the comments!

DID YOU KNOW? Often dubbed the “definitive arranger/composer of the bop era,” Ohio’s own Tadd Dameron (1917-1965) was on...
04/05/2022

DID YOU KNOW? Often dubbed the “definitive arranger/composer of the bop era,” Ohio’s own Tadd Dameron (1917-1965) was one of the most influential contributors to jazz. From Count Basie, Artie Shaw, and Jimmie Lunceford to Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, and Sarah Vaughan, Dameron wrote for the best. His bands included the likes of Fats Navarro, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, Wardell Gray, and Clifford Brown to name just another few.

We are SO excited to celebrate Tadd’s local legacy right here in the Rubber City as NAACP Image Awards nominated vocalist and recording artist Vanessa Rubin brings her New York City octet into town! Enlisting arrangers who were either contemporaries of Tadd’s or influenced by him – Frank Foster, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath and one of Tadd’s home-town compatriots, Willie Smith, the band’s beautiful arrangements have been performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Room in New York City.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW to experience the magic of this music in this exclusive Ohio engagement—THIS FRIDAY (4/8) at 8PM!

GET TICKETS:
blujazzakron.ticketleap.com/vanessa-rubin-sings-tadd-dameron-04-08-2022/dates/Apr-08-2022_at_0800PM

📸: William P. Gottlieb

APRIL IS HERE! You know what that means? We're one month closer to the re-opening of BLU-Tique, Akron, a Marriott Tribut...
04/01/2022

APRIL IS HERE! You know what that means? We're one month closer to the re-opening of BLU-Tique, Akron, a Marriott Tribute Portfolio Hotel—MAY 29, 2022. Plan your stay now!

MAKE RESERVATIONS:
https://www.marriott.com/caktx

We love the art deco vibe of this couch in our lobby and can't wait to see you sitting here. #blutiquehotel #akron #openingsoon

Have you heard?! BLU-Tique, Akron, Akron's premiere downtown hotel, is now a part of the Tribute Portfolio of hotels wit...
03/29/2022
BLU-Tique, Akron, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Have you heard?! BLU-Tique, Akron, Akron's premiere downtown hotel, is now a part of the Tribute Portfolio of hotels with Marriott. BOOK NOW beginning in June!

MAKE A RESERVATION:
https://www.marriott.com/caktx

Book a stay at our BLU-Tique, Akron, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, small luxury hotel in Akron, each custom-designed with its own personality.

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