American jazz singer known for albums like Heart First, which topped the iTunes Canada jazz albums chart in 2011. Her album They Oughta Write a Song won the Just Plain Folks award for Best Vocal Jazz Album in 2009.
She attended the Sitka Fine Arts Camp at age ten and moved to Oregon with her family at thirteen.
Her album They Oughta Write a Song sold the second-most copies of any jazz album in Japan in 2008.
She has an older sister.
She cites jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald as a key influence.