For some, mastery of a musical instrument and a hit album would be satisfaction enough. Not for YolanDa Brown. This British musician, who’s garnered praise for her singular mix of jazz, soul and reggae, is fascinated by all manner of pursuits. It seems whatever she puts her hand to… she excels in.
Double MOBO award-winning YolanDa Brown is the premier female saxophonist in the UK and her Debut Album “April Showers May Flowers” was No1 on the iTunes and Amazon Jazz charts. She has toured with The Temptations, Diana Krall, Courtney Pine and Billy Ocean and collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris, Lemar, Matt Cardle, Reggae Legend Bob Marley’s son Julian Marley and as part of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
She has played to Presidents and Heads of States and she is a celebrity ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, Children and the Arts and the Mayor’s Music Fund. 2016 has seen her play her biggest ever nationwide UK tour ‘Reggae Love Songs”, performing at her first BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and headlining at the Barbican for the London Jazz Festival.