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YolanDa Brown...

- YolanDa Brown is the premier female saxophonist in the UK.

- First Musician to win a MOBO award for “Best Jazz” in two consecutive years

- YolanDa’s Debut Album “April Showers May Flowers” was No1 on the iTunes and Amazon Jazz Charts.

- 2016 has seen YolanDa Brown on her biggest ever nationwide UK tour, “Reggae Love Songs”. Perform at her first BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Headlining at the Barbican for the London Jazz Festival.

- Featured on Gareth Malone’s last album "A British Christmas" released on Decca, Universal.

- YolanDa is currently recording her new album, “Love Politics War”.

- Featured guests include: Dame Evelyn Glennie, Grammy Winner John Cleary from New Orleans, Bill Laurance (from Snarky Puppy), Award Winning Trumpeter Keyon Harrold (Maxwell, Gregory Porter, Jay Z), Floacist (From Grammy Nominated duo Floetry), Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper) and a few more to be confirmed.

- A Broadcaster with 2 Radio shows commissioned for British Airways

- YolanDa is known to sometimes give a pair of her heels away to an audience member at her gigs

- She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of East London

- Performed on a Plane with Nicole Sherzinger on route to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

- Toured with Billy Ocean, The Temptations, Errol Brown and Diana Krall.

- She is currently writing her series of Children's books.

- YolanDa recently became a Mother for the first time, her beautiful daughter is now 3.

- She is a Foodie and can also complete a Rubik's cube in under 5 minutes… on a good day!

- YolanDa also loves to race cars, fast cars! You can usually find her driving at a racing track on her days off.

- She is a celebrity ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, Children and the Arts, Plan UK, World Child Cancer, as well as the Mayor’s Music Fund.

- Graduated with a First class degree in Operations management from the University of Kent.

- She has 2 Masters and had been studying a PhD for four years at the University of Kent, before taking a hiatus from her thesis on “Multi Methodology” to pursue her music career

- Listed in the Evening Standard as one of the top 30 black students in the UK selected by ex Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

- YolanDa Speaks Spanish

- Invited to meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace.

- Awarded a BPI, Music Export Growth Scheme Grant in Jan 2017 for International Touring

- In January 2017, YolanDa was named as the celebrity ambassador for the Greater London Assembly and ABRSM "Learn Music London” Campaign.

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Comment by Orduh Jerry Ruhuoma on November 15, 2011 at 4:58
Keep d fire burning brown...... I like ur courage.... Breaking grounds and taking over territories.

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