Northeast Ohio Bass Summit

IMG_5697Tuesday, September 29th, Jilly’s Music Room (near Downtown Akron) hosted the Northeast Ohio Bass Summit where several local bands came together to play an annual show.

IMG_5611The bands included were No Expectations, The Juxtaposers, Tim LongfellowThe Road Scholars, Tracey Thomas, FUBAR, Dennis Meyers, Jared LeesCOPALIAngie HazeAcid Cats, and Red Rose Panic.

I’ve highlighted a few of my favorites below:

IMG_5635Tracey Thomas is a local musician with several solo albums and a jazz band. The team that played with her this evening played songs off of her solo albums that have a more bluegrass feel. She has such a beautiful voice and I’d love to catch her Jazz band play.

IMG_5614Jared Lees is Akron-based jazz musician who touches on soul and funk. He’s always a phenomenal to watch and have been featured on the blog before.

IMG_5659COPALI continues to astound me. This talented group of musicians play instrumental funk and I’m never disappointed. They’ve been featured here several times and only seem to grow as a band.


I had never heard of Angie Haze before, but I’m definitely a fan now. She has a stellar voice with an indie, gypsy, folk sound.
IMG_5715Acid Cats are an acid jazz band that has been featured on the blog more times than I can count. They are always bringing the house down. That evening I got a chance to hear some of their new songs. Check them out if you haven’t yet.

IMG_5774Red Rose Panic took my breath away. I had no idea what to expect, but that was not it. Wow. They blend hip-hop, jazz, and funk to create a unique sound that’s hard to compare in this area. I look forward to hearing more from them.

Here are a few more photos from the event:

Thanks for reading,


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