Yamaha Artist YolanDa Brown Performs Sell-out Benefit Concert in London For Japan Disaster
A capacity audience at London's luxurious new entertainment venue 'Under The Bridge' were treated to a special benefit concert by double MOBO Award winning saxophonist and Yamaha Artist, YolanDa Brown on Saturday 4th June.
Presented by Black Grape Global and Yamaha Music, the concert raised over £1000 for The Japan Society’s Tohoku earthquake relief fund.
Yamaha Saxophone Artist YolanDa Brown also made her debut piano performance at the concert playing a specially arranged cover of Sting's 'Fragile' on a Yamaha C3 Grand Piano provided by Yamaha.
YolanDa Brown is widely regarded as the emerging “voice” of mainstream Jazz and one of the
's most exciting and in-demand live performers, whose concerts are always guaranteed to sell out. UK
Currently in the studio recording her eagerly anticipated album, due for release in early 2012, YolanDa decided to take time out of her recording schedule to perform the benefit concert with her stunning live band, to help the relief fund and show solidarity with the Japanese people.
YolanDa speaking to Yamaha after the gig said " I was deeply touched by the human tragedy of the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster in
, being particularly moved by the unity and dignity shown by the Japanese people. As a Yamaha artist, I appreciate the wonderful support I receive and feel a great affinity with Japan , where the fantastic saxophones I am privileged to play are manufactured. I believed it was time for me to hold hands with Japan and was delighted by the wonderful support and capacity attendance." Japan