“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 expanded to include drummer extraordinaire, D’Arco Smith. 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, 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, 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

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
The Stillwater Center Annual Car Show is free and open to the public. Hundreds of classic vehicles will be on display. The day includes prizes, giveaways, food and music. This is a family friendly event. It is from 10 am to 3 pm. Anyone interested in showcasing their vehicle or motorcycle will be charged a $20.00 pre-registration fee if registered by 6/30/18. This cost includes an event T-shirt. Day of Show registration is $15 without the T shirt. Vehicle registration is from 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM. To pre-register call (937) 415-6215 or email swshow@mcohio.org. Show proceeds benefit Stillwater Center, a home for children and adults with severe to profound developmental disabilities and significant medical needs.

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

Dublin, Ohio 43016
Blue Spectrum brings their sound to Dublin’s On The Rocks.

Great staff, food and the best sound man around.

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!!!

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

All Disabilities Walk and activities are running all day for the whole family. This year they have also invited local, regional and national artists and the producers from COSI with a learning in English Plaza. Incredibly talented bands playing sets throughout the day on the main stage with a super special guest. Food Trucks will be serving an extensive array of foods.

Previous Events

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

Friday, June 8 8:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Blue Spectrum Returns to Larry B’s
Larry B’s Sports Lounge
5926 Westerville Rd.
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Friday, May 25 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum returns to My Bar 161
3534 W. Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, OH 43235

Saturday, May 19 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Zayne of Blue Spectrum

plays The MommaSpeaks4Me Balloon Launch
920 N Hamilton Rd

Columbus, OH 43230

Friday, May 11 8:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Blue Spectrum Returns to Larry B’s
Larry B’s Sports Lounge

5926 Westerville Rd.
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Saturday, April 28 at 6 PM – 10 PM
Blue Spectrum plays at Romancing the Grape for Easter Seals
411 Woody Hayes Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Friday, April 20 aat 8:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Blue Spectrum Returns to Larry B’s
Larry B’s Sports Lounge

5926 Westerville Rd.
Westerville, Ohio 43081

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