Introducing the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation
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.
Recipient of a 2015 Knight Arts Challenge grant award by the Knight Foundation, BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation expands upon the essence of Akron, Ohio's award-winning live jazz destination, BLU Jazz+ Akron, launched in Fall 2014.
In collaboration with the Akron Art Museum, the BJMF will feature:
- BLU Jazz+ Marquee Artist Masterclasses
- BLU Jazz+ Jam Session w/ Theron Brown
- BLU Jazz+ Student All-Stars Concert Series
- BLU Jazz+ Big Band Residency ft. Sam Blakeslee Large Group
Masterclasses & Events
The inaugural season of the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation is in full swing, with some of the top jazz talent from around the world converging on Akron, OH beginning in September 2016.
Contribute to the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation
With the help of donations from gracious members of the community like you, BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation will be able to offer valuable community-driven programs to preserve the treasured American art form of jazz for current & future generations in Northeast Ohio and beyond.
You are a vital piece of the puzzle and your time, energy, participation, and generosity are essential components to the success of the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation. We are most appreciative of any contribution you are able to make in furthering live jazz among our up and coming student talent!
BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation (BJMF) is a pending 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so all charitable contributions made to BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Workshop will be tax deductible.