QES Students perform with double MOBO award winning YolanDa Brown

Published on 28th September 2023

We are delighted to announce that a group of young musicians from Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale will perform with YolanDa Brown at Brewery Arts on Friday 29 September.

Double MOBO award winning YolanDa Brown is the premier female saxophonist in the UK, known for a delicious fusion of reggae, jazz and soul.

She has toured with The Temptations, Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Billy Ocean and collaborated with artists such as Dave Stewart from Eurythmics, Snarky Puppy’s Bill Laurance, Kelly Jones from Stereophonics and Rick Astley.

She was awarded an OBE for services to music, music education and broadcasting in the 2023 New Year Honours List by His Majesty the King.

The four talented saxophonists from Queen Elizabeth School, aged 13 to 18, have been busy practicing a special piece of music sent to them by YolanDa Brown, which they will play live at Brewery Arts, Kendal.

David Banfield, Head of Music at the school said: “We’re delighted and very grateful that the students have been given the opportunity to play with such a high-profile musician. Such experiences are extremely impactful upon future aspirations.”

A limited number of tickets are still available for the performance and can be purchased here

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