“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. Smooth vocalist, “Uncle Al” Jefferson, took over at bass and lead vocals. Jazz percussionist, Hosea Hooks, brought years of band leadership and impeccable musical skills. International award-winning and Nashville recording artist, Genene Blackwell, added her amazing keyboard talent to the Blue Spectrum family. Singer and songwriter, Eileen Motok, adds new dimensions with her expansive musical repertoire and high energy performances as vocalist. 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 25 AT 1 PM

Blue Spectrum – Papa Boo’s

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 AT 8 PM

Blue Spectrum – Gatsby’s Bar and Grill

SATURDAY, JULY 2 AT 8 PM

Blue Spectrum – The Gahanna Sanctuary

MONDAY, JULY 4 AT 1 PM

Blue Spectrum

THURSDAY, JULY 7 AT 6 PM

FRIDAY, JULY 8 AT 6 PM

Blue Spectrum – Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant

SATURDAY, JULY 9 AT 7 PM

Blue Spectrum – RnR Bar & Grill

SUNDAY, JULY 10 AT 4 PM

Blue Spectrum – Boatyard at Buckeye Lake

FRIDAY, JULY 15 AT 7 PM

Blue Spectrum – Joe’s Pub & Grill New Albany

SATURDAY, JULY 16 AT 6 PM

Blue Spectrum – Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant

SUNDAY, JULY 17 AT 4 PM

Blue Spectrum – Flint Station

TUESDAY, JULY 19 AT 6 PM – 9 PM

Blue Spectrum returns to Ten Mile Inn
Ten Mile Inn

THURSDAY, JULY 21 AT 6 PM

Blue Spectrum – Papa Boo’s

SATURDAY, JULY 23 AT 6 PM

Blue Spectrum – Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant

FRIDAY, JULY 29 AT 11 AM

Blue Spectrum – Cincinnati,Ohio

SATURDAY, JULY 30 AT 8 PM

Blue Spectrum – Plum Run Winery

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 6 PM

Blue Spectrum – 96 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110-7539, United States

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 AT 3 PM

Blue Spectrum – 102 Fair Ave, St. Clairsville, Ohio

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 AT 7 PM

Blue Spectrum – Papa Boo’s

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 AT 4 PM

Blue Spectrum – Boatyard at Buckeye Lake

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 AT 10 PM

Blue Spectrum – Wannabees Bar & Grill

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 AT 8 PM

Blue Spectrum – Gatsby’s Bar and Grill

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 6 PM

Blue Spectrum – Carfagna’s

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 AT 6 PM

Blue Spectrum – Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 AT 6 PM

Blue Spectrum – Brick House Blue

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 4 PM

Blue Spectrum – Flint Station

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 AT 9 PM

Blue Spectrum – Shakers Public House

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 AT 6 PM

Blue Spectrum – Papa Boo’s

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