Call 330-835-0025 or click here to register online by Friday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. A limited number of tickets may be for sale at the door.


Get "jazzed up" for The J and come out to BLU Jazz+ on Sunday, Sept. 17 to support An Evening of Jazz. Featuring jazz superstars Willie Jones III, Terell Stafford, Steve Davis, Ralph Moore, Eric Reed and Gerald Cannon, the evening of entertainment will raise funds for the Shaw JCC of Akron.


It is thanks to the support of you, our members, that The J continues to be a welcoming community that brings people together. Your generosity has allowed us to provide better programs, renovated facilities, scholarships and new events for ALL of our members.


Tickets are $45 general admission, $80 per couple, or $25 student. Adults (65+) receive a $10 discount. Shows start at 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. at BLU Jazz+ in downtown Akron. Come early at 5:30 p.m. for a VIP reception featuring food and wine at BLU Plate (directly upstairs from BLU Jazz+) with our musicians for $75 per person.


We hope you will join us Sept. 17 – and invite your friends too! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet this line-up of critically acclaimed musicians – right here in Akron and all for a GREAT cause! Register today or call 330-835-0025 for more information.

Thanks to Our Sponsors 

LRC Realty

Thom Mandel 

Semantic Foundation

Woll Family Foundation 

Eberhardt Landcaping & Lawn Service

A Special Thanks to Media Sponsors

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Ticket Information


Call 330-835-0025 or click here to register online by Friday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. A limited number of tickets may be for sale at the door.


  • VIP Reception 5:30-6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:15 p.m.); VIP tickets are $75 (single) and grant access to meet-and-greet with the musicians at BLU Plate (directly upstairs from BLU Jazz+) and 7 p.m. show
  • Shows at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) & 9 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 p.m.); General admission tickets are $45 single, $80 couple & $25 student. Food and beverages are not included in the general admission ticket price but are available for purchase.
  • Seniors (65+) receive a $10 per person discount
  • Limited number of tickets may be available at the door; We encourage you to purchase in advance by Friday, Sept. 15.
  • Questions? Email Jody Faught.



Easily accessible via Route 8, I-77 and I-76 with on-street, deck, and valet parking services available, BLU Jazz+ is located at 47 E. Market Street in Akron. BLU Plate is located directly upstairs.


Transportation available to/from BLU Jazz+ 

Need a ride to BLU Jazz+? FREE Shuttle to BLU Jazz+ departing from Shaw JCC at 6:30 p.m. and returning at 9 p.m. You must reserve by calling 330-867-7850 or stopping by the desk at the Shaw JCC.



VIP tickets include appetizers and drinks 5:30-6:30 p.m. at BLU Plate. VIP tickets are $75 per person. General admission tickets do not include food and beverage, but are available for purchase at BLU Jazz. which offers a tasty selection of small plate offerings on the BLU menu, as well as a complete selection of signature cocktails, wines, beers, and spirits. 



On-street and deck parking is available. For free, “speakeasy” access to the parking deck, please enter the lower level of the deck at 11 N. Main Street. Additionally, parking at the High/Market Parking Deck at 40 S. High Street (adjacent to the Akron-Summit County Public Library) is free on Sunday evening.