CD 15 tracks , 65:05
Jazz Vocals
Stephanie Nakasian - Invitation To An Escapade
Chase Music Group (2000)
In Collection

01  Invitation 04:08
02  No Moon At All 05:36
03  The Nearness Of You 05:24
04  You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love) 03:28
05  Someone Nice 02:48
06  Memories Of Tomorrow 04:29
07  It's A Blue World 05:22
08  Love Is A Necessary Evil 05:26
09  This Heart Of Mine 04:00
10  What'll I Do? 03:46
11  Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat 03:19
12  The Lamp Is Low 04:42
13  Escapade 04:42
14  He Never Mentioned Love 02:51
15  Just For You 05:04
Vocals Stephanie Nakasian
Piano Bob Hallahan
Bass Paul Langosch
Drums Joe LaBarbera
Guitar Steve Brown
Vibes Hod O'Brien
Producer Stephanie Nakasian
Engineer Jim Anderson
Personal Details
Studio Red Rock Studios, PA
Cat. Number CMD-8060
UPC (Barcode) 028568806025
Packaging DualDisc
Spars DDD
Sound Stereo
Stephanie Nakasian (pronounced nah-k~h-see-ahn) is truly ‘AAA’--- AustrIan, Armenian, American. Originially from Westchester County, New York, Stephanie’s ‘apprenticeship’ as a jazz vocalist was touring for two years with Jon Hendricks and Company in the mid 80s. She has since built a reputation for herself as a singer and educator around the world that has earned her a position in The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz.

Her 20 years of touring and recording include a tribute concert to
Kenton singer June Christy with Pete Rugolo and 10 shows for Public
Radio’s Riverwalk series with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band (including tributes
to Lee Wiley, Helen Ward, Peggy Lee, and Hoagy Carmichael---with Dick

Her original review "Great Ladies of American Song" (also an academic course at the University of Virginia) reenacts the mood and music of singers like Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Connie Boswell, Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others.
Stephanie has recorded a number of CDs with Phil Woods, Tom Harrell, Pepper Adams, Wayne Andre, Warren Chiasson, and her partner of 20 years, Hod O’Brien.

Stephanie and Hod, together with their daughter Veronica, live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they tour actively in Virginia as part of a state-wide program for arts education. Stephanie teaches jazz voice and improvisation at the University of Virginia, the College of William & Mary, and at choral, professional and school workshops around the country and in Europe.

Whether singing "Oo-Shoo-Bee-Doo-Bee" with Clark Terry on Public Television; trading "wah-wah" trombone riffs with Urbie Green at major U.S. festivals; making romantic inventions with Harry Allen or Scott Hamilton; or creating the perfect vocal-guitar duet with Pat Metheny, Stephanie is an electric and engaging stage presence with a sense of fun and adventure.

Now---with the pure, authentic tradition of ‘jazz past,’ her rhythmically swinging thrust in the ‘jazz present,’ Stephanie’s innovative approach takes us all into the ‘jazz future.’

Her sound: Distinctive, Clear, Warm and Rich, Beautiful and Swinging. She deconstructs and reconstructs with brilliant improvisation, while staying true to the original melody and concept of the composition, coloring and shaping of the lyrics, and most importantly, to the style of jazz.
Her time has arrived.