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Yolanda Brown: Bringing the Old School Jazz Vibe

Me and my flu-ridden body finally ventured out of the house at the weekend, and headed to Jazz Cafe in London. I went to catch saxophonist Yolanda Brown in concert, I’ve heard so much about her but have never seen her live. In 2008 she won the MOBO Award (Music of Black Origin) for Best Jazz Act, and since then the 26-year-old has gone from strength to strength.
It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Jazz gig, and I have to say I was impressed. She’s young and extremely talented and the way she worked the crowd was incredible.
Also for a lady who has to stand for the entire concert playing the sax, I was impressed with the fact she wore the most amazing high heels (yes I have an obsession). Anyway, check out the clip after the jump — it’s her playing to Floetry’s “Say Yes”, from a gig last year.

—Miss London

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