Blue Fiasco biography

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We’re a jazz quartet based in northeast/north central Ohio.

About half of our songs are our own arrangements of jazz standards. About half are our own jazz arrangements of 60s-70s-80s-90s classic rock hits.

It’s a fun combination of music for the audience, especially when they recognize a song from The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, or Billy Joel.

This variety keeps audiences engaged if they’re jazz fans, or enjoy classic rock.

We make jazz fun.

CLICK TO ENLARGE: George Cyphers, saxophones and clarinet
CLICK TO ENLARGE: Andy Kenen, drums
CLICK TO ENLARGE: Ron Florkowski, bass
CLICK TO ENLARGE: Jon Hedges, guitar

Blue Fiasco videos

Here’s our version of Van Morrison’s Moondance.

Our version of the jazz standard Autumn Leaves.

Our 2-minute introductory video.

Pink Floyd: Money, Us And Them, Another Brick In The Wall

Background and accomplishments

We started playing together in 2019 but each of us has over 50 years of professional experience, playing gigs or stage productions, teaching music, recording and arranging. We play in other music groups including big bands.

Our first show (Comida in Hudson, Ohio, Feb. 1, 2020) was completely sold out (capacity 120).

The pandemic stopped us from playing for the next year and a half. About 300 heard us at our second show (on the Hudson Green, Sept. 5, 2021).

We’re not only good musicians, we’re good marketers.

Event marketing

We believe in being a good marketing partner for a venue. We use social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube), websites like the one you’re on plus AllAboutJazz.com, JazzNearYou.com, SummitLive265.com, Cleveland Scene, EventBrite and other live event sites.

Event photos

Various photos of us playing and of venues.