An entertaining and unique jazz band for your venue
Welcome to our electronic press kit (EPK). Here’s a Table of Contents for this page:
Links to our social media accounts
Some of our videos
Our background and accomplishments
How we market your venue
Song List (opens in a new tab)
To reach us 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.
Half of our songs are our own arrangements of jazz standards. And 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 jazz version of 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 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 also online event calendars including Cleveland Scene, SummitLive365, Akron Life, Cleveland Arts Events, JazzNearMe.com and more. We talk about this a bit more, farther down on this page.
Links to our social media
Read our profile on All About Jazz, a popular website covering the US and international jazz scene with daily news updates, profiles, and album reviews.
Video below: Pink Floyd’s “Us And Them” from a recent gig in Hudson, Ohio, April 2023.
Video below: Our take on Stevie Wonder’s classic “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” from a recent gig in Hudson, Ohio, April 2023.
Video below: “Harlem Nocturne,” an old jazz standard from 1940 but used for the 1980s TV series Mike Hammer, and more recently as the theme song for Guy Noir in A Prairie Home Companion. From a concert in Oberlin, Ohio. This video has nearly 8,000 views on YouTube.
Video below: Pink Floyd re-imagined as jazz. Here we play our arrangements of “Money,” “Us And Them” and “Another Brick In The Wall.” We’re proud to say this has over 14,000 views on our YouTube channel.
Video below: Our take on the jazz standard “Autumn Leaves” from a 2021 concert held in Hudson, Ohio.
Video below: Here’s our version of Van Morrison’s “Moondance” from an outdoor concert in Hudson, Ohio in 2021.
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.
Our first show (Comida in Hudson, Ohio, Feb. 1, 2020) was completely sold out (capacity 120).
Of course, 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, September 2021. Our next show was at Comida again, in October 2021, and it was also completely sold out. Our next show at Comida in 2022 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 we occasionally play private events.
Event marketing: how we market gigs
We believe in being a good marketing partner for your venue. We use social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube), websites like this one, plus online music calendar sites and news sites including AllAboutJazz.com, JazzNearYou.com, SummitLive365.com, Cleveland Scene, EventBrite and other live event sites.
Various photos of us playing.