A Study of the Great Ladies of Jazz. Stephanie Nakasian is an educator and published author of a jazz vocal training book for advanced students at the University level and for Masters Classes. Several years ago, she decided to prepare a CD to assist students in grasping some of the specifics of her book. This CD has become quite popular far beyond the academic arena, indeed it may become her most in demand recording to date. It consists of 20 selections dedicated to expressing the style and manner of 20 acclaimed jazz vocalists. The artists selected include Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Mildred Bailey, Lee Wiley, Ivie Anderson, Connee Boswell, Helen Ward, Billie Holiday, Anita O' Day, Peggy Lee, Betty Roche, Helen Humes, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Lena Home, Shirley Horn. Dinah Washington, Abbey Lincoln and Ella Fitzgerald Hod O'Brien and Stephanie. More than anything else, this CD further reveals the wide range of technique that Stephanie Nakasian is capable of. To a great extent, she captures the feeling and manner of each of the great vocalists that she has chosen to present. This CD is not simply of interest to voice students, but has great potential appeal for all fans of vocal jazz.