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YolanDa Brown

Saxophonist and composer

Masters in European Management Science (Keynes 2001)


Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown is the premier female saxophonist in the UK. Her Debut Album, “April Showers May Flowers” peaked at No1 on the iTunes and Amazon Jazz Charts.

She has toured with The Temptations, Errol Brown, Courtney Pine and Diana Krall and collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris and as part of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Her music is a wonderful mix of genres, touching on Jazz, Soul and Reggae.

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.

YolanDa Brown has played to the President of Russia and is a Celebrity Ambassador for HRH The Prince of Wales and His Prince’s Trust.

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Last Updated: 25/03/2015