“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

Events

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Blue Spectrum debuts at My Bar 161
My Bar 161
3534 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43235
Blue Spectrum makes their debut at My Bar 161. Bringing the scorching guitar of Zayne Alexander Harshaw; the amazing keyboard of Amelia Rose; the smooth tenor of Uncle Al Jefferson; the silky sax of Cliff Marsh; being held all together by the percussion of Mr. Clarence Bowles. This is Blue Spectrum.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM
Private Party
Happy Birthday to the Fan Club Prez!!!

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM
First Friday Returns to Larry B’s featuring Blue Spectrum
Larry B’s Sports Lounge
5926 Westerville Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081

Previous Events

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2 PM – 7 PM
Blue Spectrum plays the 2019 Polar Plunge Fundraiser
Hale’s Ales & Kitchen
3641 Fishinger Blvd, Hilliard, Ohio 43026

The Polar Plunge Fundraiser is for the benefit of Special Olympics Ohio. For those uninitiated, there will be a huge party with a 50/50 cash raffle and silent auction full of stuff donated to benefit Special Olympics Ohio.

Friday, January 25, 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. Home of the best stromboli in town!!!

Monday, January 21, 2019 at 12 PM – 4 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays MLK Day Open House Celebration
King Arts Complex
867 Mt Vernon Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43203

Join us as we explore the impact of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. This annual community event is an excellent opportunity for children, families and friends to enjoy musical and live theatrical performances. The event is also a great opportunity for visitors of all ages to learn about the civil rights movement, participate in art activities, view the art exhibition and meet new friends. Keynote speaker is City Council President, Shannon Hardin.

Project support for MLK Open House comes from Nationwide and Park National Bank

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM
Blue Spectrum plays AKA Sorority Founders Day Luncheon
Hilton Columbus Polaris
8700 Lyra Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43240

Private affair sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Blue Spectrum debuts at Olivers

Olivers Burgers & Bourbon
26 N High St
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Blue Spectrum debuts at Oliver’s. Great food and great times await!!!

Friday, December 28, 2018 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. Home of the best stromboli in town!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 8 PM – 11:30 PM
Blue Spectrum returns to On The Rocks

On The Rocks
5815 Karric Square Dr
Dublin, Ohio 43016

Blue Spectrum brings their sound to Dublin’s On The Rocks where the sound guy is one of the best!!!

Friday, December 21, 2018 at 10 PM – 1 AM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum returns to Wannabees in Somerset

Wannabes Bar and Grill
109 Public Square
Somerset, Ohio 43783

Back by popular demand!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7 PM – 11 PM
Doctoral Graduation Celebration – Private Gala
Ohio Union at The Ohio State University

1739 N High St
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Private event

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Blue Spectrum returns to The Point on Main Street
The Point on Main Street

1192 Noe Bixby Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43213

Blue Spectrum brings their sound back to The Point on Main St. Great food, great staff and great music!!!

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Blue Spectrum returns to Larry B’s
Larry B’s Sports Lounge

5926 Westerville Road
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Bringing to Westerville at Larry B’s!!!

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum returns to My Bar 161
3534 W Dublin Granville Rd.

Columbus, Ohio 43235

Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum brings his scorching guitar back to My Bar 161.
Come out for some great music and the best tasting stromboli in town. New owner…same great recipe!!!

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Blue Spectrum returns to Larry B’s
Larry B’s Sports Lounge

5926 Westerville Road
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Blue Spectrum brings their sound back to Larry B’s.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum goes to Zanesville
Weasel Boy Brewing
126 Muskingum Ave, Ste E.

Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Zayne brings his scorching guitar sounds to the Cass-Mind Autistic Learning Center Art Show.

Sunday October 28 – 4PM
Blue Spectrum plays the 2018 Pumpkin Pedeler
Land-Grant Brewing Company
424 W Town St
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Friday October 26 – 6PM
Blue Spectrum hits the road to Maryland
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd
Rockville, Maryland 20852

October 22-24
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays 2018 PAR Solutions Conference
Hilton Harrisburg Hotel
1 N 2nd St
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

Sunday October 21 – 11:30-AM
Blue Spectrum returns to play Cincinnati for Stadium Stride 2018
1 Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Friday October 19 – 7PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum returns to My Bar 161
My Bar 161
3534 W Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43235

Friday October 12 – 10PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum debuts at Wannabees in Somerset
Wannabees Bar & Grill
107 W Main St
Somerset, Ohio 43783

Thursday October 11 – 8PM
Blue Spectrum returns to On the Rocks
On The Rocks
5815 Karric Square Dr
Dublin, Ohio

Friday October 5 – 9PM
Blue Spectrum debuts at the new Spectators Sports Grill
Spectators Sports Grill and Lounge
3550 Gender Rd.
Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Friday, September 28, 7PM–10PM
Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum returns to My Bar 161
My Bar 161

3534 W Dublin Granville Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43235 

Thursday, September 27 at 11 AM – 1 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays Bridge 2 Equality 2018
Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Saturday, September 8, 8PM–10 PM
Blue Spectrum headlines the Grandview Heights Ox Roast
Pierce Field
1199 Hilo Ln

Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212

Friday, September 7, 9PM–10 PM
Blue Spectrum returns to Hot Times Community Arts & Music Fest
240 Parsons Ave.

Columbus, OH

Thursday, September 6, 5 PM – 8 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays the Copious 3rd Anniversary Party
Copious Notes
520 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Friday August 31, 7PM-10PM
Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum returns to My Bar 161
3534 W. Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, OH 43235

Friday August 17, 8PM-2AM
Blue Spectrum plays Songs for Sarah II benefiting ASCO
King Avenue 5
945 King Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43212

Saturday August 11, 7A-12PM
Blue Spectrum plays the African American Male Wellness Walk
Livingston Park Columbus

732 E Livingston Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43205

Saturday, Aug 11- 9:30 pm – 1:00 am
Blue Spectrum Returns to On the Rocks Dublin
On the Rocks
5815 Karric Square Dr
Dublin, Ohio

Saturday August 4 8P-11PM
The Zayne Harshaw Experience comes to The Barn on York
The Barn On York

5103 York Rd SW,
Pataskala, Ohio 43062

Saturday, July 28 at 9 AM – 3 PM
Blue Spectrum plays the UPFAD All Disabilities Festival
Genoa Park

Friday, July 20 at 8:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Blue Spectrum returns to Larry B’s
Larry B’s
5926 Westerville Rd
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Come on out to Larry B’s!!!

Thursday, July 19 at 8 PM – 11:30 PM
Blue Spectrum debuts at On The Rocks
5815 Karric Square Dr

Dublin, Ohio 43016

Sunday, July 15 at 12 PM – 1 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays the Stillwater Center Car Show
Stillwater Center

8100 N Main St, Dayton, Ohio 45415

Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Blue Spectrum goes to the Blank and Brush Block Party in Gahanna
Blank Slate Coffee

152 Mill Street Suite 1
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Friday, July 13 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Blue Spectrum returns to Shawnee Hills
Village Pavilion on W. Cherokee Rd.

40 W. Reindeer Dr.
Powell Ohio
Blue Spectrum played this wonderful event last summer
BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS AND OR BLANKETS.
Purchase food from Shawnee Hills fine restaurants.
Water and sodas for sale on site.
ADMISSION IS FREE

Saturday, June 30 at 6:30PM
Columbus Food and Wine Festival
Battelle Riverfront Park

25 Marconi Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Friday, June 29 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum returns to My Bar 161
3534 W. Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, OH 43235

Saturday, June 23 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Comfest Jazz Stage
Blue Spectrum brings their sound back to the Comfest Jazz Stage!!!

Friday, June 22 7PM – 10PM
Rick Barr with Zayne LIVE at Kindred Brewing!

Kindred Brewing
505 Morrison Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43230

Saturday, June 16 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Blue Spectrum plays Creekside Festival
New Music Discovery Stage
Veterans Memorial Park
73 Johnstown Rd.
Gahanna, OH

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