"Her command as performer has clearly prospered and grown. Her regular Monday night gig is a small club in Chicago, the Green Mill lounge, seven miles North of the city centre, and these days there is no doubt of her powerful ability to communicate from a wide stage right into the back row of a 1.400-seat theatre. She held the audience transfixed for an hour and a half. She is in her late fifties. Tall, lean and determined, she comes across as younger, full of energy and defiance and imbued with sheer class."