BLU Jazz+

BLU Jazz+ Akron's new premier destination for live jazz, fine food & spirits.
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If you’re looking for a way to give this #givingtuesday, we encourage you to consider @opentonemusic! They have a huge i...
05/05/2020

If you’re looking for a way to give this #givingtuesday, we encourage you to consider @opentonemusic! They have a huge impact on lots of kids and are encouraging and supporting the next generation of great musicians! Looking forward to hosting their performances at Blu again. 💙

www.opentonemusic.org

In 2010 Open Tone Music began with the goal to:
-make music accessible to the community
-provide music education both inside and outside the classroom for youth and adults
offer music performance which are accessible to the public of all ages
-offer opportunity for musicians in training to rehearse and perform with professionals
-provide education and access in the business of making music

Since it's creation, Open Tone Music has been able to serve thousands of youth in the Northern Ohio area with the help of fiscal agents, community partners and individual donors.

05/02/2020
FPOS Group, Inc.

Give our friends at Lock 15 Brewing Company a vote, it only takes a minute and we want to help push them over the line! 🍺

Lock 15 Brewing Co. vs. Farm House (Mexia)

Lock 15 Brewing Co. strives to be a representative of what Akron CAN Be. At Lock 15 we pay homage to Akron's rich history with our atmosphere and branding, We live in the present and do our best to create a family atmosphere where the guest experience is always our number one priority, and we look to the future to be a leader in the community, providing a place to eat, drink and gather that pushes the expectations of our guests and leaves you wondering if this is really Akron. Lock 15 Brewing Co. brings together the casual restaurant and the craft brewery experience and is committed to sourcing responsibly raised ingredients, supporting local businesses, and providing an exceptional hospitality experience for our guests.

Farm House is the premier family owned restaurant in Mexia, Tx serving Catfish, Seafood, and Steaks. Meals starting from scratch, served with a smile in great family atmosphere. “One Bite and You’re Hooked”

We sure do miss the music flowing through the air and dancing through this room. What have you been listening to lately?...
04/28/2020

We sure do miss the music flowing through the air and dancing through this room. What have you been listening to lately? Any albums in particular helping you through these times?

BLU Jazz+'s cover photo
04/24/2020

BLU Jazz+'s cover photo

@tommylehhman dropped a #Quarantine two-pack on bandcamp last night! These two tracks were recorded at a summer Squadtet...
04/24/2020

@tommylehhman dropped a #Quarantine two-pack on bandcamp last night! These two tracks were recorded at a summer Squadtet session at @akronrecordingcompany last July. Start your weekend off right & stay up folks! Much love. •
Available at https://tommylehman.bandcamp.com/




@cozycoles._23 🎷
@theronbrown 🎹
@danwilsonguitar 🎸
@jordan_mcbride_bass 🎻
@zigg007 🥁

Tonight, Sunday 4/5 at 9pm, our friend and talented musician extraordinaire @eriq_troi will be performing live on StageI...
04/05/2020

Tonight, Sunday 4/5 at 9pm, our friend and talented musician extraordinaire @eriq_troi will be performing live on StageIt!

He’ll be playing his newest works for you all. A fusion of jazz inspired grooves to keep the heads nodding, toes tapping and the fingers snapping.

Event and ticket link in comments!
Here's how it works according to the Stageit folks:

Click the GET TICKET button
Click signup to set up an account OR CLICK THE FACEBOOK ICON TO SIGN IN and then click the GET TICKET button.

You will then have an opportunity to purchase credits (which Stageit calls "Notes" ; 50 Notes = $5). Notes allow you to pay for tickets to see shows and to tip performers during the show. This show is "Pay What You Can," which means you can pay whatever you can afford (minimum 50 Notes = $5)

Get a glass of your favorite wine/beverage. Let's have a "grown-folk" night out...at home!!! We already have our ticket. It’s going to be a perfect way to wind down this evening and take our minds elsewhere. 💙

04/05/2020
BLU Jazz+

ENCORE LIVESTREAM: New York City tenor sax extraordinaire, Harry Allen, had been scheduled to return to BLU Jazz+ at the end of this month. Since those plans are now on hold, here's a little taste of his show last fall here in the BLU Zone! 🎷

We checked in with Harry this weekend and he and his wife are healthy & safe in the Big Apple, and he's looking forward to returning to Akron, Ohio (hopefully) before the year is out – enjoy the music!

NYC tenor giant Harry Allen & his quartet swingin’ the house down, come join us! 🎷🎶

04/04/2020
Nathan-Paul

Hope everyone is staying safe & healthy during this unprecedented time.

JUST before we had to take a hiatus here at BLU Jazz+, we presented one last BIG show, featuring the talents of Ohio's own, Nathan-Paul and his incredible band. Give a listen to this cut from the show, "Travel Socks" – we can't wait to get back to showcasing this kind of talent again. All in due time...

Keep taking care of yourself & one another, and keep on the lookout for some other great content in the coming weeks, including some "encore" presentations of some of our most popular livestreams! 💙

🚨🎯🔥YA’LL REALLY UNLOCKED IT! I’m proud of everybody! Turns out we really in this together...NOW YOU KNOW...! Do me a favor, SHARE the mess outa this. Bootleg Music Vol. 3 Coming soon. This song will be included!
Follow the tube 👇🏽
https://youtu.be/y6bdGUvRr6Y (subscribe) 👈🏽

03/19/2020
Downtown Akron Partnership

Tune in now! Dan Wilson Live!

This 3rd Thursday digital edition performance by Dan Wilson was made possible by support from ArtsNow, Akron Community Foundation, GAR Foundation, the Knight Foundation, Akron Civic Commons and Ohio Arts Council.

Downtown Akron Partnership is bringing us 3rd Thursday a little differently tonight! Tune into their page on th...
03/19/2020

Downtown Akron Partnership is bringing us 3rd Thursday a little differently tonight! Tune into their page on the app to watch live performances being streamed by @shelbyolive and our dear friend @danwilsonguitar. We will share the link on our page when it goes up! Be well friends, Blu Loves You. 💙

Let’s keep the music going...from a safe distance! During this time we will be sharing different ways to support artists...
03/18/2020

Let’s keep the music going...from a safe distance!

During this time we will be sharing different ways to support artists as well as highlights from past performances at BLU Jazz+. We wish you all safety and good health. Let’s enjoy the music together safely, from our homes. 💙

Want to support BLU during our closure this week? SHOP in our virtual store and get 20% OFF TODAY with promo code: ARTSY...
03/15/2020
Shop - BLU Jazz+

Want to support BLU during our closure this week? SHOP in our virtual store and get 20% OFF TODAY with promo code: ARTSY20

Find a wide selection of BLU Jazz+ merchandise which can be delivered to you directly: shirts, tote bags, notebooks, stickers, phone & tablet cases, laptop skins, mugs & more – accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal, & Amazon Payments!

Practice “social distancing” while supporting your favorite jazz club! 😉

Welcome to the BLU Online Shop, our new virtual store in collaboration with Redbubble! Find a wide selection of BLU Jazz+ merchandise which can be delivered to you directly: shirts, tote bags, notebooks, stickers, phone & tablet cases, laptop skins, mugs & more!

03/14/2020

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS! Who has an album people could be buying during these difficult times? Comment below with links to purchase!

A reminder to our BLU community on how to keep tabs on our position during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. We will...
03/14/2020
COVID-19 - BLU Jazz+

A reminder to our BLU community on how to keep tabs on our position during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

We will be CLOSED from tonight, Saturday (3/14) through next Saturday (3/21) — keep a song in your heart and stay vigilant in making healthy choices for you & your families!

As we work in real-time to keep pace with the developments surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we at BLU are faced with having to make some difficult decisions regarding our upcoming programming and business operations.

Hi friends. 💙There is a lot of uncertainty happening. We appreciate your patience as all of us navigate this unchartered...
03/13/2020

Hi friends. 💙

There is a lot of uncertainty happening. We appreciate your patience as all of us navigate this unchartered terrain together. Tonight’s show is still ON with Nathan-Paul EP Release Party at BLU Jazz+, however we have made the difficult decision to close BLU Jazz+ starting tomorrow, SATURDAY (3/14) through SATURDAY (3/21). We will be re-evaluating the situation next week and keep you updated here on Facebook and on our website at: blujazzakron.com/covid-19 with future plans. We are hopeful to get the music going again as soon as we feel that we are safely able to.

The shows for this coming week are being rescheduled for a later date. Ticketholders have been contacted with details.

We are truly grateful for all of your support. Take care of yourselves & one another. 💙

03/13/2020
THERON BROWN'S THURSDAY NIGHT JAM SESSION - LIVE AT BLU JAZZ

“And the band played on!” While our beloved Theron Brown trio swings on with our BLU Jazz jam session, we wanted to remind you that we are taking COVID-19 very seriously.

The health and safety of our community is a top priority. We are remaining open for shows, however we are taking precautions to ensure everyone’s comfort. Our staff is fully trained on CDC guidelines and recommendations. Check the comments section to learn about the extra steps BLU is taking during these times, which include lowering our capacity to 75, an increased disinfectant protocol, and a touchless box office ticketing process.

We are grateful for your continued support and will keep you posted of any changes that may arise. All of the BLU Crew wish you safety and health during these times. 💙

BLU Jazz+ will be remaining open during shows at this time. We can be reached at info@blujazzakron.com with any question...
03/12/2020

BLU Jazz+ will be remaining open during shows at this time. We can be reached at [email protected] with any questions. Wishing you all safety and good health. 💙

The jazz world has lost an absolute legend. Thank you for your countless incredible contributions to the music, McCoy Ty...
03/06/2020
McCoy Tyner, Jazz Piano Powerhouse, Is Dead at 81

The jazz world has lost an absolute legend. Thank you for your countless incredible contributions to the music, McCoy Tyner. There will never be another you! Our thoughts are with the Tyner family — may he rest in peace. 🎶

Mr. Tyner, who first attracted wide notice as a member of John Coltrane’s groundbreaking quartet, influenced virtually every pianist in jazz.

Who’s your favorite drummer? This stage has hosted some of the best! 🥁........#akron #blu #jazz #blujazz #drummer #percu...
03/04/2020

Who’s your favorite drummer? This stage has hosted some of the best! 🥁
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On this day in #jazz history...March 2nd, 1959, Miles Davis recorded side one of Kind of Blue in NYC for Columbia Record...
03/02/2020

On this day in #jazz history...

March 2nd, 1959, Miles Davis recorded side one of Kind of Blue in NYC for Columbia Records. Kind of Blue has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis's masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. The album was one of fifty recordings chosen in 2002 by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry, and in 2003 it was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Theron Brown is back tonight with Zaire Darden and Jordan McBride for the BLU Jazz Jam! The kitchen will be serving up a...
02/27/2020

Theron Brown is back tonight with Zaire Darden and Jordan McBride for the BLU Jazz Jam!

The kitchen will be serving up a delicious menu so bring your appetite!

Doors at 7, music at 8, both speakeasy entrances open off of the Everett deck.

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

Address

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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    Jazz and poetry are two of my favorite things, and I wrote this poem in honor of both Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month and because we miss Blu Jazz + so much. Copyright 2020 by Barbara Marie Minney. All Rights Reserved.
    Caught In The Moment: Nathan Mitchell @BLU Jazz+
    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!