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. 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, OCTOBER 9, 2020 AT 7 PM EDT – 10 PM EDT
Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum returns to the Market at Flint Station
Zayne brings his sizzling guitar skills back to the splendid patio of Flint Station.
225 Park Road Columbus, OH 43235
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020 AT 6 PM EDT – 8 PM EDT
Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum returns to BrewDog USA
Zayne brings his amazing guitar skills back to BrewDogs.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2020 AT 7 PM EDT – 11 PM EDT
Blue Spectrum returns to RnR
Blue Spectrum returns to RnR in Hilliard.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020 AT 7 PM EDT – 9 PM EDT
Blue Spectrum Special Event at Last Call
Come enjoy a special Monday evening event at Last Call as Blue Spectrum’s performance is live streamed for the Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resource Conference in Harrisburg, PA.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2020 AT 7 PM EDT – 10 PM EDT
“Boo” Spectrum kicks off Halloween at Flint Station
Blue Spectrum makes their Market at Flint Station debut.