An overview of the career highlights and performances of Jazz recording artist and vocal musician Lenora Zenzalai Helm. Includes video footage of live performances, audience reaction interviews and photographs. Narrated by Ken Grady. Produced by Kai Smith.

 

 

Lenora Zenzalai Helm sings a ballad medley of Never Let Me Go and My Funny Valentine, accompanied by pianist Ed Paolantonio.

Performed at "The Art of Song Experience," October 20, 2015 at B. N.

Lenora Zenzalai Helm, author and instructor of Vocal Jazz Online; An Introduction and Beyond, shares a segment outlining Blues standard song form. Here she performs, Centerpiece, accompanied by Ed Paolantonio, piano; Lance E. Scott, Jr. bass, and Larry "Q" Draughn, Jr., drums. Centerpiece was written by Harry "Sweets" Edison with lyrics by Jon Hendricks.

LIVE IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Lenora Zenzalai Helm with trio; Ryan Hanseler, piano; Lance Scott, Jr., acoustic bass; Larry "Q" Draughn, Jr., drums. Live at Theater on the Track, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, March 5, 2011. The concert was produced by Harmonica Jazz Foundation to honor the late South African composer Benjamin Tyamzashe.

Lenora Zenzalai Helm sings Single Petal of A Rose, by Duke Ellington accompanied by pianist Ed Paolantonio, bassist Carroll Dashiell, drummer Thomas Taylor.

Performed at "The Art of Song Experience," October 20, 2015 at B. N.

Lenora Zenzalai Helm sings Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) by composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyricist Vinicius de Moraes. English lyric by Jon Hendricks. In this performance Lenora is accompanied by pianist Ed Paolantonio, bassist Carroll Dashiell, drummer Thomas Taylor, guitarist Anthony Michael Peterson, flutist Ira Wiggins.

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