Double MOBO award-winning YolanDa Brown is the premier female saxophonist in the UK, known for seamlessly blending jazz, soul and reggae. 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, Matt Cardle, Reggae Legend Bob Marley’s son Julian and as part of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
YolanDa also loves to race cars, fast cars! You can usually find her driving at a racing track on her days off. She is broadcaster – working on TV and Radio, a foodie and can complete a Rubik’s cube in under 5 minutes… on a good day!
Brown was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the University of East London and also invited to meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace.
She has played to Presidents and Heads of States and is a celebrity ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, Children and the Arts, as well as the Mayor’s Music Fund.
Fresh off her critically acclaimed Reggae Love Songs Tour, YolanDa Brown will perform songs from her New Album to be released in 2017, Love Politics War a delicious fusion of reggae and jazz melodies… sunshine music.
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