“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.”

A Spectrum of Blues, Rock, R&B, Soul, Pop, and Jazz

OUR STORY

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. 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”.

Spectrum Sound

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Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum returns to My Bar 161

My Bar 161

3534 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43235

Zayne Alexander Harshaw of Blue Spectrum brings his searing guitar back to My Bar 161. Enjoy the music and the stromboli.


Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
ComFest welcomes back Blue Spectrum

Jazz Stage

Blue Spectrum returns back to ComFest, the annual festival held in Goodale Park.


Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 5 PM – 8 PM
Private Event – Red, White and Blue Spectrum

Rocky Fork Country Club
Red, White and Blue Spectrum!!! Happy Fourth of July!!!


Friday, July 5, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Blue Spectrum returns to Larry B’s

Larry B’s Sports Lounge

5926 Westerville Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081

Always a fun evening in Westerville when Blue Spectrum shows up.


Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 7 PM – 11 PM
Blue Spectrum makes their debut at Pour Boys

Pour Boys Pub and Patio

3882 Sullivant Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43228

Located near the Hollywood Casino, Pour Boys is a great neighborhood with an incredible patio created for summertime fun. Enjoy a cold beer or cocktail on their spacious patio or with any one of their activities – Darts, Pool Table, Volleyball, Bocce Ball, Corn Hole, and Blue Spectrum!!


Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Private Event – Arc of Ohio People First Event

Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center

100 Green Meadows Dr S, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

Blue Spectrum private event performance


Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM
Blue Spectrum returns to Sandusky

Small City Taphouse

202 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Please join us for a unique event that promises to be full of fun and fundraising for a great local charity that helps provides those in our community with developmental disabilities employment opportunities, extended employment, training, counseling and other services customized to their specific needs and more.


Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum returns to My Bar 161

My Bar 161

3534 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43235

Zayne brings his scorching guitar back to My Bar 161. Enjoy the music and the stromboli.


Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Blue Spectrum returns to Hillcrest in Johnstown

Hillcrest Golf Course Bar and Restaurant

8866 Sportsman Club Rd, Johnstown, Ohio 43031

Always a great time at Hillcrest.


Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 9 AM – 6 PM
Blue Spectrum plays 2019 UPFAD All Disabilities Festival

Genoa Park (OUTDOORS) Rain or Shine

303 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215

All Disabilities Festival and activities are running all day for the whole family. This year UPFAD has invited local, regional and national artists. Food Trucks will be serving an extensive array of foods.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 12 PM – 3 PM
Private Event – Blue Spectrum goes to Dayton

Blue Spectrum is off to Dayton.

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