Inaugural Season Kickoff Weekend boasts 4 sold out shows and an exciting late night jazz jam!

October 28, 2014 -

We just wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank all of the folks who attended our Inaugural Season Kickoff Weekend at BLU Jazz+ and for writing a new chapter in Akron’s jazz history. All four of our shows (early and late sets) this past weekend SOLD OUT to a wonderful audience who was eager for a top-notch jazz experience; our musicians and staff delivered!
We will be constantly striving to improve our guest experience, so that each and every one of your visits to BLU Jazz+ is a fun & memorable evening. Your patience and continued support mean everything to us, and we could not have made this first weekend a success without you!
Enjoy a selection from Saturday’s show featuring Ernie Krivda & his Jazz All-Stars, where the band played a swingin’ rendition of Juan Tizol’s, “Caravan.” A heartfelt thanks to all of the patrons, as well as the musicians, who made our Kickoff Weekend extra special: Josh Rzepka, Ernie Krivda, Theron Brown, Dan Wilson, Joe Hunter, Peter Dominguez, Val Kent, Dan Pappalardo, Jonathan Suntken, Ki Allen, Vince Mastro, Tom Lehman, Bobby Selvaggio, Brad Wagner, Chris Coles, Johnny Cochran, Sam Blakeslee, Rachel Roberts – and all the others, too many to list!
We begin our regular hours of operation (Wednesday & Thursday, 5PM-midnight and Friday & Saturday, 5PM-1:30AM) this week, so please come back soon and experience Akron’s premier destination for live jazz, fine food, and spirits!



BLU Jazz+ was named one of the "Best Jazz Venues in the World" by DownBeat Magazine (2016, 2017, 2018)
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.