YOLANDA BROWN -Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist and Singer- new album Feb 14th and tour dates
aaamusic | On 22, Jan 2012
Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist and Singer
The Debut Album: ‘April Showers, May Showers’
Out Feb 13th on Black Grape Records
UK Tour Dates from Feb 14th:
London Dates: Hammersmith Apollo (With The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra: Feb 14th & 17th)
YolanDa Brown is a one-off, very much a woman of her time. As much entrepreneur as she is musician, as much gifted singer-songwriter as she is the UK’s premier saxophonist. After several years on the world’s jazz circuits, she is now poised to release her debut album, April Showers, May Flowers- out Feb 13th on Black Grape Records.
YolanDa’s debut album will surely see her cult reputation brought to the fore. April Showers, May Flowers is a beautifully sculpted record that touches lightly on jazz and soul and R&B, each track bestowed with the kind of lyrical insight – on love, on life – that suggests its author is something of a poet, too. It is an album of effortless unfurling grace and impeccable soulful poise, featuring 8 Saxophone tracks and for the first time 2 vocal tracks (Bitter Sweet and Without You) on which YolanDa showcases her beautiful voice.
YolanDa Brown will be touring the UK from Feb 14th
Tour dates are:
14th HMV Hammersmith Apollo £25/£30 08448 444 748
16th Palace Theatre Newark £17.50/£16.50 01636 655 755
17th HMV Hammersmith Apollo £25/£30 08448 444 748
18th Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot £15/£13.50/£12.50 01235 515 144
21st Farnham Maltings £15adv/£17 on door 01252 745 444
23rd The Stables £16.50/15 01908 280 800
24th Millfield, Enfield £19/£17 firstname.lastname@example.org
25th Thameside Theatre Thurrock £18/£12(under 16) 01375 382 555
4th Orchard Theatre Dartford £17/15 01322 220 000
23rd Carnegie Hall, FIFE £15 01383 602 302
27th The Lemon Tree Aberdeen £15 01224 642 230
28th Eden Court Inverness One Touch Theatre £20 01463 234 234
29th The Forum Barrow In Furness £13/£15 01229 820 000
30th Birnam Arts Centre £16/£14/£5 01350 727 674
24th Beck Theatre Hayes £15.50 020 8561 8371
25th Hall for Cornwall £22/£20/£17.50: Con: £18 £15.50 01872 262 466
YolanDa Brown is the UK’s premier female saxophonist, winning the MOBO Award twice for “Best Jazz” back to back in 2008 and 2009. Her music remains true to the jazz coda whilst continuing to embrace and incorporate other musical influences as equals.
She is endorsed by Yamaha and was appointed as the UK’s class band ambassador in February 2011.Yamaha Class Band is a whole-class wind band teaching method, currently being piloted, until July 2012, in a collaboration between Yamaha UK and two of the UK’s leading music services.
She has supported The Temptations and has also toured with- to critical acclaim- Errol Brown, Courtney Pine, David Sanborn, Kenny G and Diana Krall- as well as working in collaboration with artists such as Mica Paris and Soweto Kinch and has also performed as a part of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
She is a Celebrity Ambassador for HRH The Prince of Wales and His Prince’s Trust Charity, is a Patron of Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s MFYM fund. In 2010 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the University of East London
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