“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.  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

SATURDAY JUNE 12 AT 7PM
Blue Spectrum returns to 10 Mile Inn

7229 W Broad St Galloway, OH 43119

Blue Spectrum brings their sound back to the Ten Mile Inn of Galloway!!

THURSDAY JUNE 17 AT 7PM
Blue Spectrum Virtual Concert

LINKhttps://www.facebook.com/ReelAbilitiesFilmFestivalColumbus

In conjunction with the film, ReelAbilities is thrilled to bring you a live concert from Columbus band, Blue Spectrum. Being livestreamed from the Lazy Chameleon 4028 Presidential Pkwy Powell, Oh 43065. Tune in on the ReelAbilities Columbus Facebook page on June 17, at 7PM.

THURSDAY JUNE 17 AT 8PM
Zayne’s Birthday Jam at the Lazy Chameleon!!!

4028 Presidential Pkwy Powell, OH 43065

After the ReelAbilities Film Festival livestream, we will celebrate the birthday of Zayne Harshaw with what else?…A Music Jam.
Zayne loves nothing better than jamming with friends. Come out and jam with Zayne, Blue Spectrum and some special musical guests on the stage of the Lazy Chameleon.
 

Multiple Dates Below
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays Giammarco’s in Westerville

FRIDAY, JUNE 25- 6 PM– 9 PM

FRIDAY, JULY 9- 6 PM– 9 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 17- 6 PM– 9 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 24- 6 PM– 9 PM

Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant

Look Inside

THE SPECTRUM

LIVE SHOW PHOTOS

GO BUCKS!