A Special Return To BLU Jazz in Akron FRI 5/5/17 from 8pm-11

Join us as we celebrate jazzy torch blues with a cabaret-style twist as we return to BLU Jazz in Akron! Featuring Anna Paolucci, Dan Sagraves, Rick Soriano, Jack Schantz, and Mark Gonder.

Don’t miss this *one time* event as Anna & the Consequences interpret the torch blues of the 1940-60’s. Anna Paolucci, born and bred in Akron, returns with Dan Sagraves on upright, pianist Rick Soriano plus local giants and special guests: trumpeter Jack Schantz and Mark Gonder on drums. The theme is mentoring future mentors as jazz legends Jack & Mark join the Consequences, who in turn host University of Akron music majors, grads and those in the Masters program. We share the stage and make great music! Think Supper Club, even speakeasy with a healthy side of improv! Expect the gents below to join Anna on a few tunes.

SPECIAL $10 pricing for STUDENTS with any current school ID!

Dillon Shidemantle, a native of Conneautville, PA will play a set between Anna & the Consequences. Featuring Nicholas Paparone on guitar, Jacob Eberly on piano, Rob Sobnosky on bass, and Joshua Leslie on drums. Dillon Shidemantle is currently attending the University of Akron for a Masters in Trumpet Performance. He received his bachelors degree in Trumpet Performance from Mercyhurst University in 2015. Scott Johnston, Mark Maliniak, and Jack Schantz. Dillon has had the privilege of performing with the University of Akron’s Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Choir, and the Graduate Quintet. He has performed for the Erie Jazz and Blues Fest, and the Columbus Jazz and Ribs Fest with The Monk’s Brew, a jazz combo that performs in the Tri-State Area. He has also had the absolute pleasure of performing with Joe Augustine, Dave Morgan, and Jim Rupp.

Get your tickets today!
BLU Jazz, 47 E Market St, Akron, OH 44308 (map)

Also, mark your calendars for our other Upcoming Shows:

  • WED, May 17, 7pm-8:30pm, Barber Shop Blues series w/WDIF 97.5FM
  • SAT, May 20, 9:30am-11:30am, Clintonville Farmer’s Market
  • SAT, May 27, 9pm-12am, Double header BENEFIT with William Brady Project Band
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