AMERICAN ORIGINALS: The Cincinnati Sound

March 7-8, 2020 | Music Hall

JMR and former Late Show with David Letterman band director Paul Shaffer co-host a celebration fit for a Queen City.


John Morris Russell, conductor

Paul Shaffer, co-host, curator, keyboards and vocals

Morgan James, vocalist
Mykal Kilgore, vocalist
Felicia Collins, guitar and background vocals
Francisco Centeno, bass
Clint de Ganon, drums


Music Hall

Ticket Prices

From $25

Concert Duration

About 2 hours with intermission


This concert is part of the Pops Saturday, Sunday and Premier Series

What's Interesting

  • Cincinnati has nurtured some of America's most important musical styles and musicians, including James Brown, the Isley Brothers, Hank Williams, Mamie Smith and the Stanley Brothers.
  • Experience the legacy of American music born just blocks from Music Hall in local landmarks King Records and Herzog Studios, reimagined with the power of the Pops and special guests.