It was always Zayne Harshaw’s dream to have a band. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. When he was 14-years old, this self-taught guitarist would walk up to total strangers and ask them to be a member of his (at the time) non-existent band. At age 17, Zayne’s dream would become a reality on a snowy Saturday afternoon on January 19, 2013.
A Special Olympics teammate of many years joined as a rhythm guitarist. The autistic teen social group, Aspirations, which is held at the Nisonger Center at OSU, was where he met a bassist. The autistic teen social group held at Children’s Hospital would add a drummer. This foursome came together under the name of “Spectrum”.
The band name would eventually be changed to “Blue Spectrum” due to the “Spectrum” name itself being so prevalent and “Blue” being Zayne’s favorite color. The new name also brought new dimensions. Clarence Bowles would become the new drummer and most importantly, a mentor to help guide the band’s direction. A local blues jam introduced keyboardist, Amelia Rose, to the band. And the smooth vocalist, “Uncle Al” Jefferson, took over at bass. The Blue Spectrum family has since expanded to include saxophone extraordinaire, Clifford Marsh. But even with the changes, the message remained the same.
Together they share a deep love of creating and performing music and living the impassioned motto of Blue Spectrum: “Life is not to be viewed through the single lens of a diagnosis but to be lived through the Spectrum of potential, promise and purpose”.
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Blue Spectrum Returns to Shaker’s
Blue Spectrum returns to rock Shaker’s again.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
B-day Bash Open Stage- The Late Crew Band and Blue Spectrum
Open Stage is back at the Barn on York, and it just happens to be a certain host’s birthday!
Join us as Jenna continues to age, and The Late Crew Band & Blue Spectrum rock us out as featured artists!
This event is so big, we’ve got to move it upstairs!
The Late Crew Band is a super divers group that jams to R&B/Jazz/Fusion/Rock! These guys bring the house down!
Blue Spectrum is comprised of young people who share a passion for creating and playing wonderful music. Their love of performing is not the only commonality they share…they are also members of the special needs community. These young champions serve as inspirations and prove that life is not to be viewed through the single lens of a diagnosis but to be lived through the Spectrum of potential, promise and purpose.
Bring your gear, and let’s jam!
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Signups start at 6:30!
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays My Bar 161
Zayne brings his scorching guitar to My Bar 161. Enjoy great music and awesome stromboli.
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum returns to Tommy O’Bryan’s Pub
Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum provides entertainment for the evening with his scorching guitar.