Join us from 5PM-7:30PM at The Piano Bar at BLU Plate as we showcase the finest pianists in the greater Northeast Ohio area at Akron, Ohio's all-new happy hour destination!
Enjoy our delicious new southern-inspired menu (po'boys, gumbo, & BBQ, oh my), signature cocktails, and top-shelf live jazz by Joe Hunter Jazz!
Afterward, mosey downstairs to our modern-day speakeasy, BLU Jazz+, to keep the good times rollin' with pianist Jackie Warren!
— — — A first-call pianist for many local, national, and international acts, Joe Hunter has established himself as one of the cornerstones of the Cleveland & Columbus jazz circuits.
Joe Hunter has been playing piano professionally since 1978 and his versatility has garnered him work with an array of artists. He attended Cleveland State University where a 1979 exchange program in Rio De Janeiro fueled his fascination for Brazilian rhythms. He returned to Brazil in 1981 to study at the Universidade Gamma Filho. From 1987 to 1996 he served on the Conservatory of Music faculty at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, He has performed with many national artists including Conti Condoli, Tito Puente, and Scott Hamilton, and is a favorite at many JazzFest events. Joe has been with the Tri-C Jazz Sudies program for several years and is co-host of the popular Song Is You! Series produced by Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland.