Imagine an evening of live music with jazz greats from New York City and Los Angeles. What more could you want for a Sunday evening? The Shaw JCC is bringing critically acclaimed musicians Willie Jones III, Terell Stafford, Steve Davis, Ralph Moore, Eric Reed and Gerald Cannon to Akron. This ensemble is making a special appearance at An Evening of Jazz for the J on Sunday, September 17. The event takes place with two shows at 7 and 9 p.m. at BLU Jazz+, 47 E. Market St.


Conveniently situated in the heart of the Akron Historic Arts District, BLU Jazz+ is northeast Ohio's new premier destination for live jazz, fine food and spirits and has been designed and crafted from the ground up with the presentation of live jazz in mind.

The evening of entertainment will raise funds for the Shaw JCC, which will be used to serve children, families and seniors in a number of ways through aquatics and fitness, early childhood education, Camp JCC and more. 

Tickets are $45 for individuals and $80 for a couple. Ticket holders are welcome to purchase cocktails, craft beers and small-plates food menu from the restaurant to round out their experience. There are also $75 patron tickets available, which grants ticket holders VIP entrance an hour and half before the event to mingle with the musicians, nosh on appetizers and sip wine.

Read more about the musicians here.

Ticket Information

  • Two Shows Offered at 7 PM & 9 PM
  • Call 330-835-0025 or click here to register online
  • Tickets are $45 single, $80 couple & $25 student
  • Seniors (65+) receive a $10 discount
  • VIP Tickets are $75 and grant access to 5:30 PM Meet & Greet with the musicians and 7 PM Show!
  • Questions? Email Jody Faught.



BLU Jazz + is located at 47 E. Market St. in Akron. 


Patron Event & Shows

  • VIP Patron Event at 5:30 PM with Musicians including appetizers and wine (included in the VIP ticket price)
  • Choose from two shows - 7 PM & 9 PM