Grammy Award-winning American jazz singer who was named America's Best Singer by Time Magazine in 2001. She has collaborated with a lot of artists, including Steve Coleman.
She studied piano and clarinet as a child. She went to Millsaps College and Jackson State University for his mass communications.
She won the Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2009.
She was married to Anthony Wilson from 1981 to 1983 and Isaach de Bankole from 2000 to 2003. She has a son named Jeris.
She had an appearance in the 2001 film The Score with Robert De Niro.