Grammy Award-winning jazz Artist who has headlined at prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall.
Her first concert was at a Holiday Inn in Tacoma when she was ten years old; she sang country music.
She has collaborated with artists like Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Charles, and Dizzy Gillespie.
Her parents recognized her musical talents and encouraged her to pursue singing.
She was born prematurely and developed retinopathy as a result, which blinded her at birth like Stevie Wonder.