My mom noticed that the songwriter credit for one of the songs on the below-mentioned Yo Yo Ma album was listed as “Blossom Dearie”. And that is her real name.
She has a unique voice. I like what the note on the youtube below says: “Blossom Dearie’s voice, critic Whitney Balliett once wrote, would scarcely reach the second story of a doll house. But that has never stopped her from swinging like mad.”
Here you go, Mom! She’s singing and playing piano.
She’s winning me over.