“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. 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”.

Spectrum Sound

SCHEDULE

November 29 Friday 7 PM – 10 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays My Bar 161

My Bar 161
3534 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43235

Zayne brings his scorching guitar to My Bar 161. Enjoy great music and awesome stromboli.


December 5 at 7:30 AM – Dec 6 at 4 PM MST
El Paso, Texas

The Together for Autism Conference is celebrating 16 years in El Paso. This conference will provide families, educators, and the community with strategies, resources, tools and evidence-based practices in the education of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The conference will feature five keynote speakers and a special presentation, eighteen breakout sessions and presentations from many accomplished and inspiring individuals with ASD.


Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7 PM – 11 PM
Private Event

Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Dr S, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035


Friday, December 20, 2019 at 9:30 PM – 1 AM
Blue Spectrum debuts at Last Call Music Bar and Grill

Last Call Music Bar and Grill
5815 KARRIC SQUARE DR, Dublin, Ohio 43016

Blue Spectrum makes its debut at the new Last Call Music Bar and Grill (formerly On The Rocks).
Great menu, great people, great music and the best sound man in town!!!


Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 9 PM – 1 AM
Blue Spectrum debuts at Bottoms Up Bar & Grill

Bottoms up
Columbus, Ohio 43228

Blue Spectrum brings its high energy sound to the West side. Great wings and great music.


Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum debuts at Tommy O’Bryan’s Pub

Tommy O’Bryan’s Pub
8270 Sancus Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43081

Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum provides the first half of entertainment for the evening then followed by his band, Blue Spectrum.

Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 10 PM – 1 AM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum debuts at Tommy O’Bryan’s Pub

Tommy O’Bryan’s Pub
8270 Sancus Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43081

Blue Spectrum provides the second half of entertainment for the evening.

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