Pittsburghers lovingly called her ‘the small piano young lady of East Liberty.’ She mentored Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. She was a specialist musician by enough time she reached her teenagers. She collaborated with Duke Ellington, Artwork Blakey, and Benny Goodman, executing with the last mentioned at his 1978 40th-anniversary Carnegie Hall concert. She was created in Georgia, but her family members shifted to Pittsburgh’s East Liberty community while she was still youthful. She regarded Lovie Austin to possess influenced her one of the most.