Concert violinist, published scholar on jazz and African Americans in music, and performer in a variety of ensembles internationally.
After receiving a scholarship to Radcliffe College at Harvard University at the age of sixteen, she went on to attend many festivals.
She was featured in a radio series called Billie and Me because of her exceptional writing on Billie Holiday's expressive rhythms.
She married pianist Hao Huang.
She has performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, as has Keith Lockhart.