For some, mastery of a musical instrument and a hit album would be satisfaction enough. Not for YolanDa Brown. This British musician, who’s garnered praise for her singular mix of jazz, soul and reggae, is fascinated by all manner of pursuits. It seems whatever she puts her hand to… she excels in.
YolanDa’s debut album “April Showers May Flowers” was No1 on the iTunes and Amazon Jazz charts. She has toured with The Temptations, Diana Krall, Courtney Pine and Billy Ocean and collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris, Lemar, Matt Cardle, Reggae Legend Bob Marley’s son Julian Marley and as part of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
2016 saw her play her biggest ever nationwide UK tour ‘Reggae Love Songs”, performing at her first BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and headlining at the Barbican for the London Jazz Festival.
YolanDa Brown is currently recording her sophomore album, “Love Politics War” due for release in June 2017, which she says will be her best piece of work yet…
The Album is a delightful fusion of Jazz and Reggae and features special guests; Bill Laurance from Snarky Puppy, Grammy award winning Pianist Jon Cleary, Saxophonist Casey Benjamin from the Robert Glasper Band, Soul Singer Raheem Devaughn, 3x Grammy Award Winning Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and New York based Trumpeter Keyon Harrold.