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:
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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.