About 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.

Getting to BLU Jazz+



Location & Parking

Conveniently situated in the heart of the Akron Historic Arts District directly beneath 3 Point Restaurant, 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.

 

BLU Jazz+ is open weekly, Wednesday & Thursday (6PM-midnight) and Friday & Saturday (6PM-1:30AM) with live music nightly.

 

Parking options include:

  • Complimentary self-parking at the 11 N. Main Street parking deck
  • On-street metered parking
  • High/Market Parking Deck located at 40 S. High Street (adjacent to the Akron-Summit County Public Library), free after 6PM and on weekends
  • Valet parking
 

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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BLU Jazz+ was named one of the "Best Jazz Venues in the World" by DownBeat Magazine (2016, 2017)*
   
 
Committed to the preservation of America's treasured art form of jazz, BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation (BJMF) is a new program developed by the founders of BLU Jazz+ Akron that brings “front-row” jazz education performance & mentorship opportunities to student musicians and art lovers alike through an ongoing series of special events throughout the year.
   
 

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