( Sun., Jun. 24, 2012 )
Performed by Lenora Zenzalai Helm and her band, & Elmer Gibson, piano
Ruggero Piano, 4720 Hargrove Road # 120, Raleigh, NC 27616-2809
Gibson: Changes; De Paul: You Don't Know what Love Is;
Lenora Lenzalai Helm and her trio (pianist Ryan Hanseler, bassist Lance E. Scott, Jr.,> and drummer Larry Q. Draughn, Jr.)
Duke Ellington: Satin Doll (Ellington) and I Didn't Know About You (Ellington/Russell); Charles Mingus: Goodbye Porkpie Hat (lyrics Joni MItchell); Lenora Zenzalai Helm: Beauty, Tears are a River, I Love Myself When I'm Laughing; Antonio Carlos Jobim: Chega De Saudade (No More Blues); Victor Young: Stella By Starlight; Chick Corea: Highwire
Lenora Zenzalai Helm and her band will perform music from their 2011 CD release, I Love Myself When I'm Laughing, and music from the standard Jazz repertoire of the American Songbook., also found on her other six commercial recordings. Elmer Gibson, pianist, composer, recording artist, and CVNC critic, will also play. Following the performances, CVNC.org writers will join the artists in a panel discussion on arts criticism. Audience participation is encouraged. Light refreshments will follow.
Admission is free. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Proceeds from this event are fully tax deductible and will fund our website expansion including our new visual arts coverage.