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Stephanie Nakasian

b. Patricia Stephanie Nakasian, 29 August 1954, Washington, DC, USA. Nakasian’s mom have been a vocalist within the 40s, dealing with the favorite Meyer Davis music group. Elevated in Bronxville, NY, she studied traditional music, getting an achieved pianist and violinist and she also sang in choral groupings and studied tone of voice privately. Planning for a profession in business, she accomplished an economics level and worked for some time in banking so when a financial expert. In 1980, she fulfilled pianist Hod O’Brien and shortly thereafter empty her profession and began performing with him (and afterwards the couple had been married). Within the middle-80s, as an associate of Jon Hendricks’ group, Firm, she began getting interest and capitalized upon this with many well-received single recordings. Nakasian provides performed at many jazz celebrations throughout European countries and the united states. With Jim Cullum, she’s made many broadcasts, frequently in programs of songs in the 30s and reflecting upon performers of that period, such as for example Helen Humes, Peggy Lee, Helen Ward and Lee Wiley. Using the Pete Rugolo orchestra, she’s appeared within a June Christy tribute and she’s also caused Dick Hyman on displays paying out tribute to composers Hoagy Carmichael and Walter Donaldson. Among music artists with whom she’s made an appearance both live and on record are Harry Allen, Wayne Andre, Urbie Green, Scott Hamilton, Milt Hinton, Vic Juris, Joe LaBarbera, Chuck Riggs, Clark Terry, Nabil Totah and Phil Woods. She’s also made an appearance in Denmark using the Danish Radio Big Music group. Nakasian provides toured her concert revues, THE FANTASTIC Females Of American Melody as well as other tribute principles, to locations around the united states, especially over the school circuit. Among Nakasian’s concept displays, Music group Performers To Broadway, Bebop And Beyond, forms the foundation of the course on the School of Virginia that she shows. She also shows jazz tone of voice and vocal jazz improvisation at THE FACULTY of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Additionally, Nakasian conducts workshops and workshops on many areas of performing at universites and colleges.

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