BLU Jazz+ teams up with Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland to present concert series

November 12, 2015 -

AKRON, Ohio – Manufacturer of the self-proclaimed “world’s best piano,” a Steinway & Sons acoustic grand piano will be prominently on display as Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland co-presents a series of marquee concerts in November & December in partnership with BLU Jazz+ in Akron, OH.
Throughout the duration of the residency at BLU Jazz+, a Steinway & Sons acoustic grand piano will be on stage for an array of high-profile performances, including: Joe Augustine (November 29), Freddy Cole (December 2), Cleveland Jazz Orchestra (December 13) and throughout the three-day “Ol’ BLU Eyes”: Sinatra Centennial celebration, commemorating the music of legendary “Chairman of the Board,” singer & entertainer, Frank Sinatra, on what marks his 100th birthday (December 10-12).
“Being able to provide BLU Jazz+ with the Steinway piano their exceptional pianists require is our happily born responsibility as Northeast Ohio’s Steinway Representative. Our new partnership with the great people and mission at BLU is a much appreciated privilege and added bonus,” says Catherine Good-Brulport of Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland.
Hear the Steinway grand piano in action at BLU Jazz+ for the following performances:

  • • “An Evening with Joe Augustine Trio” (November 29) – Get Tickets
  • • “A Freddy Cole Christmas” Holiday Show (December 2) – Get Tickets
  • • “Ol’ BLU Eyes”: Sinatra Centennial Tribute ft. Bill Cunliffe Trio (December 10) – Get Tickets
  • • “Ol’ BLU Eyes”: Sinatra Centennial Tribute ft. Houston Person (December 11) – Get Tickets
  • • “Ol’ BLU Eyes”: Sinatra Centennial Tribute ft. Allan Harris (December 12) – Get Tickets
  • • Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: “A Not-So-Silent Night” Holiday Show (December 13) – Get Tickets



About Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons was founded by master craftsmen, trained in the best European tradition. They built their pianos one at a time, applying skills that were handed down from master to apprentice, generation after generation. We still build our pianos that way. Each Steinway grand piano, for example, takes nearly a year to create. Nothing is hurried. Even the carefully selected woods employed in the rims, tops, soundboards, and actions cure for months in our yard, kilns and conditioning rooms, until they stabilize at a rigidly specified moisture content.



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