“A new “Open Door” series is about to take a bow in Cincinnati.
The Clarion Jazz Open Door Series has several ties to a former pop and jazz music series with the “Open Door” label, which aimed to increase the diversity of audiences attending the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops orchestras in the ‘70s.
Two of the current series’ organizers, Leonard Herring, Jr., and Carmon DeLeone, were instrumental in the earlier series. The third organizer is Norman Johns, a cellist in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Together, the trio hopes to bring back the same aura of excitement by introducing a lineup of stellar jazz artists in three concerts over three months.“