Friday, February 4, 2011
Video: YolanDa Brown - Soulful Jazz from London
But Jazz is not her only talent. The 28 year old London born musician with Jamaican roots holds two Masters degrees and is studying for her PhD in Management Sience.
Brown's fusion of hip hop, gospel and contemporary R&B helped her win the Best Jazz category at the Music of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards in 2008 and 2009 and she has peformed at the London Jazz Festival and for the Russian president Dmitry Medvedev in St Petersburg, wrote the Haringey Independent
She said: "I started playing the piano at the age of 7 and have been through quite a few musical instruments since then, but I just fell in love with the sax and it's stuck. When I play it, it's like my own voice.
YolanDa Brown performing Story Live at the O2
YolanDa Brown plays Fela Kuti Classic "Lady" Live at the O2 in London
Her debut album is to be released later this year.
See official website at www.yolandabrown.co.uk
See the photostream of YolanDa Brown here