An entertaining and unique jazz band for your venue

Blue Fiasco jazz quintet
CLICK TO ENLARGE: Blue Fiasco, an Ohio-based jazz quintet, plays 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s classic rock hits reimagined as jazz. Julie McCreary, keyboards; Andy Kenen, drums; Jon Densmore, bass; George Cyphers, saxophones and clarinet; Jon Hedges, guitar.

Welcome to our electronic press kit (EPK). Here’s the Table of Contents for this page:

»Links to our social media
»Band photos
»Some of our videos
»Our background and accomplishments
»How we market our date at your venue
»Event photos
»Song List (opens in a new tab)
»To reach Blue Fiasco directly, click this link to get our phone number a contact form: Contact Blue Fiasco.

Blue Fiasco biography

We’re a jazz quintet based in northeast/north central Ohio and have been together since 2019. The five of us have played professionally or semi-professionally, or taught music, for decades.

Half of our songs are our own arrangements of jazz standards. And about half are our own jazz arrangements of 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s classic rock hits. It’s a fun combination of music for the audience, especially when they recognize a jazz version of a song from The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Police, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, or Billy Joel.

This variety keeps audiences engaged if they’re jazz fans, or if they enjoy classic rock. In fact, not all of our fans are jazz fans. They enjoy hearing something familiar, but different.

We know the value of a good marketing partner for your venue so we post our events on social media, and to online event calendars including Cleveland Scene, SummitLive365, Akron Life, Cleveland Arts Events, and more. We talk about this a bit more, farther down on this page.

Social media links



Band photos

These photos are from the 10th Annual Defiance Jazz Festival in Defiance, Ohio in July, 2023. We opened the festival. (Photos are courtesy Jerry Latta.)

George Cyphers
CLICK TO ENLARGE: George Cyphers
Jon Hedges
Jon Densmore
Andy Kenen
Julie McCreary


Our videos

A few videos from our YouTube channel. One of these has 14,000 views on YouTube, and another has over 8,000 views.

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 and pit orchestras in Akron, Cleveland and surrounding communities.

One of our recent thrills was being invited to be the opening/host band for the 10th Annual Defiance Jazz Festival in Defiance, Ohio, in July 2023.

Since we started in 2019, of course the pandemic is part of our story. Our very first show at Comida in Hudson, Ohio, Feb. 1, 2020, was completely sold out (capacity 120). Then, the pandemic stopped us from playing for the next year and a half.

In 2021 we had a chance to play again in public and about 300 heard us at our second show on the Hudson Green, September 2021. Our next show at Comida was also completely sold out. Our third show at Comida was sold out, too. We’re not only good musicians, we’re good marketers!

In 2022 and 2023, we’ve played at other music venues including nightclubs and private events.

Event marketing: how we market ourselves and our date at your venue

We believe in being a good marketing partner for your venue. We use social media (FacebookInstagramYouTube), this website, plus online music calendar sites and news sites including,,, Cleveland Scene, EventBrite and other live event calendars.

Event photos

Photos of us playing 2019-2023.

(Above) Playing an outdoor concert on the Green in Hudson, Ohio, 2021
(Above) Audience on the Green in Hudson, Ohio
(Above) The stage at Jilly’s, Akron.
(Above) Pretty incredible, our first gig ever.
(Above) The SRO crowd.
(Above) Playing on the beautiful patio at Sharon James Cellars.
(Above) At a private event.