CBeebies Proms Performance with YolanDa Brown

It’s finally going on TV The CBeebies Prom. A star-studded musical journey to the moon!  Feat YolanDa Brown,Justin Fletcher, Nigel Clarke, Chris Jarvis, Maddiemoate and Cat Sandion with the BBC Singers, Chineke Orchestra & conductor Kwame Ryan and Hans Zimmer


BBC Proms Launch Speech

YolanDa Brown speaks at the launch of the 2019 BBC Proms 

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Series 2 Commissioned of YolanDa's Band Jam  

After a successful first series, YolanDa's Band Jam will return for a second series in 2020. 


YolanDa Brown presents BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year  

YolanDa Brown joins Josie d’Arby to present coverage of the final broadcast from the Queen Elizabeth Hall on BBC Four.  


Spanish Tour is SOLD OUT for YolanDa Brown 

What an amazing tour in Spain. Great audiences, beautiful venues, sold out shows and we cannot wait to return. 


BBC Music Day Ambassador YolanDa Brown performs in Portsmouth

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Key Note Speaker - Music Mark Conference

Key Note Speech on "Youth Voice" at the Music Mark conference delivered by YolanDa Brown 


Hillsong Europe Conference Appearance - YolanDa Brown 

YolanDa speaks about having a voice in your sphere of influence and performs at the Hillsong Conference in 2018, live from the O2 Arena 


Sky News Interview  - YolanDa Brown

YolanDa Brown appears on Sky News to discuss her new album, as well as her performance at the Henley Festival. 


YolanDa Brown Launches London



A festival experience, in celebration of the saxophone through concerts, film, workshops and more. Year 1 featured Bob Reynolds from Snarky Puppy, Casey Benjamin from Robert Glasper Experiment. 


Billy Ocean Tour with YolanDa Brown

YolanDa Brown embarks on a nationwide tour with Legend Billy Ocean. 


Celebrity Eggheads Appearance - BBC 2 YolanDa Brown

 Jeremy Vine hosts. Actor Simon Greenall, singer Toyah Wilcox, arts correspondent Nick Higham, saxophonist YolanDa Brown and presenter Katie Derham face the Eggheads  


Sunday Times Feature

Me & My Motor

“Whenever anyone asks me what I wanted to be growing up, that’s always what I say,” laughs Brown, who is working towards a racing license and was once described as “the Lewis Hamilton of jazz” by Ron Dennis, former team principal of the McLaren Formula One team.  


YolanDa Interviews Comedy Legend Frank Skinner

Clive Anderson and YolanDa Brown are joined by Frank Skinner, Nicola Walker and Craig Cash for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Meklit and Abatwa on Loose Ends - BBC Radio 4. 


YolanDa presents BBC Radio 4 Documentary on Williams Syndrome

YolanDa Brown steps inside the world of Williams Syndrome as she joins the campers, saxophone in hand. In meeting those with Williams Syndrome, she discovers how they hear music in unexpected places, be it a coffee machine producing a C note or a bell with a high frequency. 

Producer: Kate Holland
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


The Government assembles advisory panel, including YolanDa Brown - National Plan for Music 

The panel will work with the DfE and DCMS to ensure the refreshed plan supports the government’s aims for all young people to have access to a high quality music education and opportunities to explore music. 



Read YolanDa Brown interview in iNews with Adam Sherwin

“Parents don’t have to be musical. You can start a beat banging on the dinner table and get a sing-along going. Just that interaction as a family can be uplifting in these trying times.”



Listen to YolanDa Brown 

 on LBC with Ruth Davidson for an in-depth chat.

Listen today at 9pm on LBC as YolanDa has an in-depth chat with Ruth Davidson about family, career, dreams and my primary schools music campaign.



YolanDa Brown 

appears on BBC Morning Live on BBC One with Kym and Gethin

YolanDa appeared on BBC Morning Live today speaking about the impact of music and her campaign to provide more access to music across primary schools around the country. 



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"My top piece of advice for helping children learn music at home is first and foremost, have fun. A lot of the ‘learning’ children will have to do at the moment will be sitting down in front of a worksheet or on a screen. Change it up!"



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YolanDa Brown presents the young jazz musician on BBC Four. Jury was made up of Guy Barker, Nubya Garcia and Orphy Robinson, recorded at Cadogan Hall.



YolanDa releases music from her 

CBeebies show on Sony Music Magic Star.

YolanDa Brown has released Something ‘bout That Noise, a single from her upcoming album based on her popular CBeebies show and announces her latest mission to promote music education in primary schools.



YolanDa Brown interviews Alexis Ffrench on Songs of Praise

Classical pianist Alexis Ffrench tells YolanDa Brown about his love of music, and how he felt as a child being Britain's youngest black church organist



YolanDa presents "Sunday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2"

YolanDa Brown presents the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Big Band in concert at Birmingham's Symphony Hall in celebration of composer Duke Ellington.



YolanDa presents Podcast with London Philharmonic Orchestra

YolanDa presents "OffStage" with the LPO. An insightful chat about the inner workings of an orchestra and will definitely take the audience into some of the anecdotes from backstage. Available now on all streaming platforms.



YolanDa Judges the Junior Guildhall School 

Lutine Prize


YolanDa was honoured to be one of the adjudicators along with, Paul Hoskins and Armin Zanner. Thanks to Rosie Whitfield and the Junior Guildhall team for a fab event.



Living Wage Foundation Panel webinar participation by  YolanDa Brown 

Do you work in the #ThirdSector? YolanDa Brown speaks at Living Wage UK webinar on 'Rebuilding an Inclusive Third Sector with the real Living Wage wearing her Chair of Youth Music charity hat. 


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BBC Radio 2 YolanDa Brown presents the Early Breakfast Show all week

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. 


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JAZZ FM announce YolanDa Brown 

as new presenter for a new slot every Saturday

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. 


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Sony Music signs 

YolanDa Brown 

signs to its

Magic Star record 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 on the Rhythm Nation

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.


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

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'.



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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.”


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Dave Stewart from Eurythmics and YolanDa Brown at Royal 

Festival Hall

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.”   


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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” 


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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


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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


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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. 

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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. 

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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.