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Live jazz, fine food & spirits

Coming Soon.

BLU Jazz+ is a stunning new live music venue & photography gallery coming to downtown Akron, Ohio this fall 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+ will cater to a refined demographic by providing:

 
  • A relaxing atmosphere for light socialization and the presentation of quality live jazz, Wednesday-Saturday
  • Exciting “Black & BLU”-inspired menu of tasty tapas & 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
 

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.

 


Getting to BLU Jazz+


Location

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

 
Getting to BLU Jazz+


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News

Stay up-to-date on all of the buzz surrounding BLU Jazz+! Here you will find photos, interviews, press releases and other newsworthy information about Akron’s hottest new destination for live jazz!

 

Oberlin Conservatory of Music licenses rare jazz photography collection for display at new Akron jazz venue

August 27, 2014 -

Summit County jazz fans are in for a treat this fall as an exciting and rare collection of black & white jazz photography comes to BLU Jazz+, Akron’s up-and-coming jazz club, by way of an exhibit licensing arrangement between Oberlin Conservatory of Music & the venue.


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Construction Update #2

August 26, 2014 -

Things are really taking shape here at BLU Jazz+! We are starting to get to the “fun” stuff – painting, installation of fixtures, applying finishes and awaiting the delivery of furniture, equipment & more!




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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