(3 songs​.​) ARRIVAL

by NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble



The North Carolina Central University Vocal Jazz Ensemble is proud to debut their first full-length recording, since they began ito appear with the NCCU Jazz Ensemble on performance in 1992. Mr Arnold George and Lenora Zenzalai Helm Co-Directors for the ensemble.


released June 7, 2011

produced by: Branford Marsalis

arrangements by: Ed Paolantonio, Lenora Zenzalai Helm, Robert Trowers, Dan Keberle, Kirby Shaw, Paris Rutherford, Steve Zegree, Geri Allen.

lyrics by: J. Hendricks, L.Z. Helm, Meredith d'Ambrosio.

NCCU feature vocal group, "Resolution": Courtney Bailey, Erica Thompson, Chassity "Cookie" Nobles, Jabril Graves, Michael Hanna, Josh Johnson.

additional vocal solos by: Mavis "Swan" Poole, Adia Ledbetter, Jasmine Isaac.

instrumentalists: Marc Davis, guiatar; Ryan Hanseler, piano; Ed Paolantonio, piano; Arnold George, piano; Lance Scott, acoustic bass & electric bass; Theous Jones, drums; Branford Marsalis, tenor sax on "So Dark".



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born and raised in north carolina, erica has always had a passion for singing & creating music. she sang her first solo over her church choir at 5 & started writing shortly after. she started her professional career as a writer in 2007 when she was discovered by a Grammy Award Winning writer. since then, while figuring out her niche as an artist, she's collaborated on projects for many others. ... more

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