Nick Paparone Sextet Up-and-coming jazz guitarist fronts heavy-hitting band of jazz all-stars in return to BLU! Featuring Nick Paparone, Fred Davis, Jack Schantz, Rock Wehrmann, Jordan McBride, Mark Gonder.

Sunday, December 10

Nick Paparone is a jazz guitarist based in Northeast Ohio. Studying under greats such as Bob Fraser, Jack Schantz, Dan Wilson and James Cirillo; he is appearing more and more often within the Akron-Cleveland jazz scene.
With roots in jazz, Latin, rock and blues, he brings his own style and sound to the bandstand. Appearing in his BLU Jazz+ debut, Nick features his grandfather, Fred Davis, a professional saxophone player in Northeast Ohio for over 60 years, along with some of his oldest friends.
Catch this rising star guitarist in his return appearance as a leader on the BLU bandstand – get your tickets today!

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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.