Jazz bassist and singer who won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, as well as three others. She has worked with groups like Free the Slaves to end human trafficking.
She left the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at fifteen after becoming a concertmaster.
Her album Radio Music Society sold more than 114,000 copies in the United States.
She came from a Welsh, Hispanic, and Native American background on her mother's side, while her father was African-American.
She has cited Ella Fitzgerald as an inspiration.