Welcome to the official website of Award Winning Saxophonist and Broadcaster YolanDa Brown. Here you will find updates on gigs and tours, TV and Radio appearances, as well as her charity work. Thanks for visiting and being a part of her journey.


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YolanDa's Band Jam

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BBC Radio 2 YolanDa Brown presents the Early Breakfast Show.

YolanDa Brown sits in for Vanessa Feltz from Monday, 20th July -24th July, bringing you all the world's trending stories and this morning's Pause For Thought. 


JAZZ FM announce YolanDa Brown 

as new presenter

YolanDa Brown will present a weekly show from Saturday, 30th June.

Her show – “YolanDa Brown on Saturday” – will broadcast between 2pm and 6pm every Saturday afternoon and will allow YolanDa to showcase some of the world’s greatest jazz, soul and blues performers with her inimitable style, full of passion, personality and fun. 


Sony Music -YolanDa Brown 

signs to Magic Star label

YolanDa Brown signs to Sony Music, children and family label - Magic Star. 

Loads of exciting news to follow.


BBC Radio 2 -YolanDa Brown 

sits in for

Trevor Nelson

YolanDa Brown makes her BBC Radio 2 debut as she sits in for Trevor Nelson on his Rhythm Nation show.

Join her on the 12th Dec (election night) and 16th Dec at 10pm.


Royal Television Society Win for "YolanDa's Band Jam" on CBeebies

YolanDa Brown wins her first award as a Broadcaster with an RTSNW Award for Best Children's Programme (Pre - school). 


CBeebies Stargazing: Mission Moon, Clangers, Daisy & Ollie Christmas Special; 'What's so Great About Christmas Anyway?’.


Watch House of Games on 

BBC TWO with

YolanDa Brown

Join YolanDa Brown everyday this week at 6pm on BBC One along with Rev Kate Bottley, Joel Dommett and John Thomson. Hosted by Richard Osman.


Jools Holland interviews YolanDa Brown on BBC Radio 2

In the first of this new series Jools is joined in the studio by YolanDa Brown, the UK’s premiere female saxophonist.

A multiple Mobo winner, YolanDa is also the presenter of YolanDa’s Band Jam on CBeebies, a show often described as 'Later… for pre-schoolers'.


YolanDa Brown

presents BBC Gospel Choir of the Year - BBC One

YolanDa Brown hosts the Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year competition 2019 with judges Rick Astley, Brenda Edwards and Mark De-Lisser.


BBC Teach - Bring The Noise with 

YolanDa Brown

BBC launch an educational campaign to inspire children to become musicians and see the joys of music-making. Zara Larsson, Nile Rodgers, JP Cooper and YolanDa Brown are ambassadors. YolanDa Brown says: "The heartbeat of every generation are children and it is important that we nurture them and teach them to dream. I am pleased to be an ambassador of the Bring The Noise campaign, introducing children all around the country to music, music making and the endless joy that comes with it.”


Dave Stewart from Eurythmics and YolanDa Brown

The most eclectic and absolutely awesome artists were assembled by the legend Dave Stewart for a special concert celebrating Eurythmics at Southbank Centre

Featuring Beverley Knight, Emeli Sande and more.

Congratulations to Nile Rodgers for the brilliant curation for the meltdown festival.


Evening Standard  Feature- YolanDa Brown

How does she fit it all in? “I don’t have the answer… but if it’s in my iCalendar, it’s happening,” says Brown, showing me her iPhone’s meticulously colour-coded schedule. Family time is currently green and her daughter is yellow: “She’s got her own social calendar now.”   



Music education 'creates more well-rounded people' YolanDa Brown

Jazz star YolanDa Brown says pressure must be brought to bear on politicians to understand the social benefits of music education.

In March, the BPI said English state schools have seen a 21% drop in music provision in the last five years.

"It's not just learning notes or ticking things we can get a grade in, it's part of our wellbeing," she said.


I News interview YolanDa Brown

“Whatever the barriers are, we’ll knock them down. It’s important for me to inspire and motivate the next generation of young musicians to achieve their potential” 


YolanDa Brown New Voice of W TV  Channel 

UKTV is excited to announce YolanDa Brown as its new continuity announcer for premium entertainment channel, W. Watch W on: Sky 109 / 245, Virgin 124 / 191, BT 311 & TalkTalk 407 


YolanDa Brown on BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends with 

Kiefer Sutherlandand Bill Pullman

Nikki Bedi and YolanDa Brown are joined by Kiefer Sutherland, Bill Pullman and Andi Oliver for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Angélique Kidjo and Kiefer Sutherland.


YolanDa Brown presents podcasts celebrating 100 Years of Hilton

She interviews inspirational Team Members from across Hilton around the world to find out the secrets behind the award-winning Hilton teams and learn what motivates them to lead the way in hospitality for the next century.


Drake YolanDa Award 2019 Shortlist Chosen 

The 10 winners of the 2019 prize were selected from over 200 entries to the new prize by a stellar panel of industry judges including celebrity choir master Gareth Malone OBE; music editor of The Independent Roisin O’Connor; X Factor winner Matt Cardle, Ben Earle from UK country band The Shires and chaired by YolanDa Brown


CBeebies Show   Commissioned.

 "YolanDa's Band Jam" Starting Jan 2019 

Very Exciting News!!!

YolanDa Brown will be presenting her own show on CBeebies. It is a music show with 20 episodes, exploring tempo, rhythm, featuring lots of exciting guests, an awesome house band


Celebrity Mastermind - Watch YolanDa Brown brave the famous black chair 

Watch Wed 2nd Jan on BBC One. John Humphrys puts four celebrities to the test in another episode of the Celebrity Mastermind. 

Drake YolanDa Award. James Drake and YolanDa Brown

James Drake and YolanDa Brown

launch award for emerging young musicians

The Drake YolanDa Award has been created to support emerging young artists across the UK on their musical journey. 

Appointed Chair of biggest Music Eduction charity in the UK - Youth Music 

Youth Music is excited to announce that YolanDa Brown has been appointed as the charity’s new Chair. She was selected following a wide-ranging recruitment process and will take up the role in January 2018.


BBC 2 Appearance for YolanDa Brown "Gareth Malone's All Star Music Quiz"

The team line-ups include former MP turned presenter, Ed Balls (on piano); Cold Feet and Fast Show star John Thomson (on drums); TV presenter and former JLS member JB Gill (on piano); comedian and actor Rob Rouse (on guitar and trumpet), Olivier Award-winning comedian Pippa Evans (on guitar) and yours truly YolanDa Brown on Saxophone!   

BBC Radio 4 - Loose Ends

Amanda Abbington Interview

Clive Anderson and YolanDa Brown are joined by Don McLean, Amanda Abbington and In-Sook Chappell for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Kimmie Rhodes and The Magic Numbers.

Producer: Sukey Firth

Royal Festival 

Hall - YolanDa Brown 10 Year Anniversary 

Celebration Concert

Epic concert at Royal Festival Hall celebrating YolanDa Brown's 10 Year Anniversary in music. With Special Guests: Dame Evelyn Glennie, Lemar and Randy Valentine. 

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