The Drake YolanDa Award has been created to support emerging artists across the UK on their musical journey.
Philanthropist and Entrepreneur James JP Drake and Saxophonist and Broadcaster YolanDa Brown will award artists who express a commitment to their careers, demonstrate creative excellence and a drive to succeed.
London Saxophone Festival
YolanDa Brown Launched the London Saxophone Festival in May 2018. A celebration of the saxophone through concerts, film, workshops and more. Plans are already underway for the second edition in June 2019.
Soul Women Unite
YolanDa Brown Launched Soul Women Unite in May 2019. A celebration of leading women of soul and jazz for a special collaborative concert, curated by YolanDa Brown
Year 1 Featured: Carleen Anderson, Terri Walker, YolanDa Brown, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, and Judi Jackson