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YolanDa Brown tops jazz chart

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EAST LONDON saxophonist, YolanDa Brown, has topped the jazz charts after an appearance on BBC Breakfast this morning.

The double MOBO award-winner’s debut album, April Showers May Flowers, shot straight to the top spot on the iTunes jazz charts this afternoon following a performance on the early morning show.

Her second EP, A Step Closer made it to number three, a spot ahead of Robbie William’s Swing When You’re Winning album, which came in at number 4.

“I’m totally overwhelmed by the support,” the 28-year-old told The Voice

She added: “A lot of work went into it and I’m happy that it will be listened to and hopefully enjoyed by those who have purchased it.”

When Brown released April Showers May Flowers in February, accompanied by a UK tour, she told The Voice that she had hopes that this album would help push jazz music to the mainstream.

She said: “I really want to make the saxophone, Yolanda Brown and my music a household thing. I do so many shows where people come up to me and say this is the first time they’ve heard the saxophone performed live – that hurts. Anything that pushes the music forward, I’m all for it.”

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