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Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Visits Akron, Showcases Unique Musical Processes

The Jazz fusion band that celebrated a birthday bash for Scales on Sept. 14, includes (left to right) Elon JD, Jonathan Scales and Maison Guidry.
The innovative steel pannist, his bassist and his drummer came to BLU Jazz+ on Sept. 14.
September 26, 2019

To celebrate his 35th birthday, Jonathan Scales and his Fourchestra made a last-minute stop at BLU Jazz+ on Market Street in Akron, their self-proclaimed “favorite city in Ohio,” on Sept. 14. Scales...

BLU Jazz +: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-10-16

Enter BLU Jazz + by entering the alley to the right of the sign. The entrance is on top of a small parking lot across from Ely Road Boutique and near Musica.
47 E Market Street
November 9, 2016

Think of BLU Jazz + as a fancier version of your usual club hangout with your crew. This club is located in downtown Akron, so it is quite accessible for UA students. BLU Jazz + is known for its quality...

Jazz Group “Blue Pi” Entertains Crowd in the Student Union for the Conclusion of Black History Month

The local jazz band called Blu Pi plays music at Starbucks during ZPN's event for Black History Month.
March 2, 2016

The jazz group Blue Pi gave a stellar performance in the Student Union on Monday evening, Feb. 29 to conclude Black History Month. The group is composed of musicians Kofi (piano), Jay (saxophone), and...

Students jazz things up at Guzzetta

Pianist Cedric Talbert and bass player Nick Golina perform at Monday's jazz concert
December 9, 2015

The “Large Jazz Ensembles” concert showcased the many talents of UA’s music students, and included many solo performances, allowing many of the students to have their moment in the spotlight. UA’s...

UA Music Ensemble performs at Guzzetta

November 12, 2015

Kevin Wilson, a graduate of The University of Akron School of Music, had his “Twilight Resound” premiere performance that was composed for the UA Music Ensemble on Nov. 10 at Guzzetta Recital Hall....

UA gets jazzed up

October 14, 2015

Guzzetta Recital Hall was filled with relaxing sounds of the saxophone, bass, guitar, and many more instruments on Oct. 13. This past Tuesday marked the night of UA’s School of Music small jazz group...

UA JazzFest kicks off

March 21, 2013

Sydney Laubscher Whether you like the big band sound or smooth undertones, the premiere of the four-day JazzFest, held in the Guzzetta Recital Hall, was the place to be on Tuesday. Students, directors...

Akron native brings unorthodox music philosophy full circle

October 4, 2011

By: Ian Schwarber On a rainy afternoon in Akron, it isn’t hard to imagine why Ralph Carney moved away to San Francisco over 20 years ago. At the same time, it is easy to understand why he still calls...

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