Jazz artist who trained with Lennie Tristano. Tristano considered her an original.
Her piano studies began at the age of nine, primarily focusing on classical music. She abandoned classical studies when she was 15.
She was given the title Jazz Master in April 2001 by Harvard University.
She was born in Palo Alto to George Justin and Jeanne Fahey, a singer.
She collaborated with Max Roach during the eighties, particularly on the album Swish from 1982.