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. And the smooth vocalist, “Uncle Al” Jefferson, took over at bass. The Blue Spectrum family expanded to include jazz percussionist, Hosea Hooks, who brought years of band leadership and impeccable musical skills. 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”.
Zayne of Blue Spectrum returns to Brew Dogs
Zayne brings his sizzling guitar back to Brew Dogs in Canal Winchester.
96 Gender Road Canal Winchester, OH 43110
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3 AT 8:45PM
Blue Spectrum Returns to the Lazy Chameleon
Blue Spectrum brings their entertaining show to Lazy Chameleon!!!
4028 Presidential Pkwy Powell, OH 43065
Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum returns to Pour Boys
3882 Sullivant Ave. Columbus, OH 43228
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9 AT 6 PM
Blue Spectrum returns to Shawnee Hills
Blue Spectrum returns to Shawnee Hills. Blue Spectrum will set up on the front balcony. Tables will be set in the font parking lot.
9215 Dublin Rd. Powell, OH 43065
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10 AT 6 PM
Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum plays Private Event for Best Buddies Ohio
The Columbus Athenaeum
Blue Spectrum makes their Plain City debut at Lee’s
209 W Bigelow Ave Plain City, OH 43064
Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum returns to Flint Station
225 Park Road, Columbus, OH
Private Event at COSI
Zayne of Blue Spectrum plays Giammarco’s in Westerville
Zayne brings his sizzling guitar skills to Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant in Westerville. Amazing cuisine, excellent staff and great music.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18 AT 7PM
Blue Spectrum returns to Galloway at Ten Mile Inn
7229 W Broad St Galloway, OH 43119
FRIDAY OCTOBER 1 AT 7PM
Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum returns to My Bar 161
3534 W Dublin Granville Rd Columbus, OH 43235