In conjunction with Black Grape Global, Yamaha Music is to present a concert in aid of The Japan Society’s Tohoku earthquake relief fund by award-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown.
The concert – to take place on Saturday 4 June – will be held at London’s new entertainment venue Under The Bridge, which cost £20 million to develop and is located within the Chelsea Football Club complex at Stamford Bridge.
One of the jazz scene’s rising stars, YolanDa Brown has performed with artists including Alexander O’Neal and Mica Paris, and is currently in the studio working on a new album due for release in early 2012.
“I was deeply touched by the human tragedy of the recent earthquake and Tsunami disaster in Japan, being particularly moved by the unity and dignity shown by the Japanese people,” said Brown. “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 believe it is time for me to hold hands with Japan.”
Yamaha marketing and promotions manager Ian Frankland added: “The staff at Yamaha UK have been deeply shocked by the tragic events we’ve all witnessed in Japan. Yamaha’s global headquarters and most of our factories are located in Hamamatsu, some way south of Tokyo, which was largely unaffected by the Earthquake. Thankfully, all our Japanese friends and colleagues are safe and are continuing to work as normally as is possible in such difficult circumstances. However, so many others were not so fortunate, so we are delighted to be supporting our close friend and inspirational artist YolanDa Brown in her benefit concert for such an important cause.”
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.ticketweb.co.uk or call the Under the Bridge box office on 08444 771 000.