For some, world-wide touring and critically acclaimed albums would be satisfaction enough.
Not for YolanDa Brown who has garnered praise for her delicious fusion of reggae, jazz and soul.
Double MOBO Award winner YolanDa has worked with The Temptations, Diana Krall, Billy Ocean and features on Jools Holland’s new album. She is currently composing music for the iconic Sesame Street.
A champion for the importance of music education, YolanDa is chair of Youth Music (one of the largest music education charities in the UK) and an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and London Music Fund. Brown was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts by the University of East London.
In 2021, she was invited by the Government and Department for Education to sit on the advisory board of the National Plan for Music Education.
A broadcaster too – working across TV and Radio, including her eponymous series for CBeebies, “YolanDa’s Band Jam”, which recently won the Royal Television Society Awards as Best Children’s Programme. On BBC Radio 4, she co presents Loose Ends with Clive Anderson and covers for Trevor Nelson and Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio 2 and presents “YolanDa Brown on Saturday” on Jazz FM.
Join YolanDa at the Jazz Cafe for some sunshine music…