I’ve been including information on the calendar for Akron for a while, especially since they sometimes seem to be more active than we are a little farther south. It’s not exactly my city, but it’s something. There are a few events that have taken place at a place called Northside in Akron, which would be the equivalent of the arts district in Canton, but I didn’t know how to find it.
If anyone had told me to just go to Luigi’s (which a friend finally did), it would’ve saved me a lot of trouble. I made a trip there Wednesday to see some local musicians play a sort of impromptu jazz combo after the regular band. I’m not as familiar with some of the songs, but I was really getting into the music regardless. People switched on and off with different instruments between and even during songs, making the whole night a very freeform, creative experience. Even with a low cover charge, the music was definitely worth it.
Through the summer, the jazz nights are Wednesday from 8 p.m. to midnight at Northside.