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Live jazz, fine food & spirits

Coming Soon.

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


Complete with an exciting “Black & BLU”-inspired menu, full-service bar, and state-of-the art stage, sound & lighting, BLU Jazz+ has the retro feel & intimacy of the famous NYC clubs combined with the style and sophistication of a modern venue.


Conveniently situated in the heart of the Akron Historic Arts District, BLU Jazz+ is Northeast Ohio’s new premier destination for live jazz, fine food & spirits.


Built in the 1870′s and made of local sandstone & brick, the Hermes Building is home to BLU Jazz+ and gives our venue the distinct character and charm that a jazz club deserves.


Easily accessible via Route 8, I-77, & I-76 with on-street, garage, and valet parking services available.


For directions, click the map or on our address below:


BLU Jazz+
47 E. Market Street
Akron, OH 44308

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Construction Update

June 4, 2014 -

We wanted to share some photos of the progress being made at BLU Jazz+! A very special thanks to our friend, Weston Lott, for providing us with this sneak peek as seen below.

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An Inside Look at BLU Jazz+ with “Cool Cleveland”

May 28, 2014 -

Check out BLU Jazz+ developer & co-owner, Tony Troppe, as he chats with Cool Cleveland correspondent, Marty Bielat, about the history of jazz in Akron, his desire to build a club, and some specific specs on the venue itself.

The Man with the Horn

May 27, 2014 -

Chicago-based trumpeter and Akron native, Josh Rzepka, stands on the future site of the BLU Jazz+ stage and plays a few notes for us. (Boy, do we like the sounds of this room already…)

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