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.
This video segment is a sampler from her online course describing the origins of Jazz and Early Jazz Pioneers. The course is offered through the Distance Education offerings at North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC., where she is on the music faculty and instructs vocal jazz in their Jazz Studies program. Learn more about this course at www.IntroToVocalJazzOnline.com.
This segment is produced by Dan Reis in collaboration with the NCCU Center for Teaching and Learning and the NCCU Music Department.