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Turner Sims presents: YolanDa Brown

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Double MOBO Award-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown brings her delicious fusion of reggae, jazz and soul.

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Double MOBO Award-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown brings her delicious fusion of reggae, jazz and soul.

For some, world-wide touring and critically acclaimed albums would be satisfaction enough. YolanDa Brown wears many hats – musician, broadcaster, author, philanthropist – and wears them well, with passion and full of vigour.

YolanDa has toured with The Temptations, Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, and Billy Ocean. She has collaborated with artists such as Dave Stewart from Eurythmics, Snarky Puppy’s Bill Laurance, Kelly Jones from Stereophonics and Rick Astley. She is currently composing music for the iconic Sesame Street as well as the Netflix Series CocoMelon Lane.

YolanDa is a broadcaster working across TV and Radio. Her series for CBeebies, ‘YolanDa’s Band Jam’, won the RTSNW award as Best Children’s Programme. For the BBC Proms she hosted the Ella and Dizzy Centenary, as well as Last night of the Proms. She hosted Gospel Choir of the Year for BBC One and BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year. She is host of the London Philharmonic Orchestra podcast Offstage.

On the radio, you can catch YolanDa Brown on Saturday on Jazz FM. She presents the best of classical music on Scala Radio on Sundays, and BBC Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’ with Clive Anderson.

A real renaissance woman set to reach new heights, join YolanDa Brown for some sunshine music.

Bring your 3 – 11 year olds and join us for YolanDa’s Band Jam on Sunday 1 October. Find out more

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Location and contact

Turner Sims

Turner Sims Concert Hall, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton