From left, singer Kathy Wade, conductor John Morris Russell and saxophonist JD Allen join the Cincinnati Pops as part of the 2021 Bond Hills Crown Jewels of Jazz series honoring women in jazz.  Wade and Russell will be back on July 14 with a Crown Jewels performance, which is also part of the CSO's inaugural Andrew J. Brady Neighborhood Concert Series.  The performance will take place at the Corinthian Baptist Church, 1920 Tennessee Ave., Bond Hill.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has been performing in and out of area parks for more than 60 years.

But in mid-June, the CSO will begin a new series of open-air concerts that will take the orchestra even deeper into the heart of Cincinnati’s neighborhoods. The Andrew J. Brady Neighborhood Concert Series is named for Andrew J. Brady, who directed a musical ensemble at Western Hills High School for more than 30 years.

It’s particularly fitting that the five-concert series is named after Brady, who led his own jazz band on hundreds of infamous performances in parks across the region.

John Morris Russell, who recently celebrated his 10th anniversary as director of the Cincinnati Pops, will lead four of the five concerts. Enrico Lopez-Yañez, Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the fifth.

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