YolanDa's Band Jam for KS1!

YolanDa’s Band Jam is coming to Saffron Hall in November with a special school's show for children in KS1!

Date: Friday November 17 2023
Venue: Saffron Hall, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4UH
Tickets: £3.50, teachers go free!

Join Yolanda and her band in a live version of the critically acclaimed children's TV show dubbed “Jools Holland for kids”!

With the aim of encouraging children to discover the joys of music through dancing, singing and playing, YolanDa’s Band Jam will expand children’s knowledge about music and instruments, attune children’s understanding of different musical sounds and styles, and inspire them to discover the wonders of music making.

This event is suitable for children in Y1 and Y2. If your school has a mixed Reception/Y1 class please get in touch as we may be able to accommodate your younger students.


Due to the interactive nature of this event the audience are encouraged to make noise, dance and join in!

There will also be a quiet space available for children who would like to use it, and the lights will not fully go dark in the auditorium.

You can download our social story about coming to Saffron Hall below. It is a Microsoft word file so teachers or parents can adapt to suit individual children.

Please get in touch with: schools@saffronhall.com with any questions.

Something 'Bout That Noise

Watch YolanDa and her band jaminals perform Something 'Bout That Noise - a song written to help children explore dynamics!

Book your places today!

We have reached our initial capacity for this event, however it is possible that places will become available.

Please fill-in our booking form below to express your interest and we will be in touch.

If you have already received an acknowledgement of your booking we will be in touch closer to the event with final details.

All About YolanDa

For some, world-wide touring and critically acclaimed albums would be satisfaction enough. Not for YolanDa Brown, she wears many hats, musician, broadcaster, author, philanthropist and wears them well… with passion and full of vigour.

YolanDa is a double MOBO Award winning artist, her music is 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 is currently composing music for the iconic Sesame Street and an animated series called Bea’s Block, as well as the Netflix Series CocoMelon Lane.

A champion for the importance of music education, YolanDa is Chair of Youth Music, sits on the Arts Council National Council, is a trustee of the PRS Foundation, an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and London Music Fund and sits on the advisory board of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2021, she was invited by the Department of Education to sit on the advisory panel of the National Plan for Music Education. November 2022 saw YolanDa awarded the Music Week – Women in Music “Music Champion Award”.

She is a broadcaster working across TV and Radio, including her eponymous series for CBeebies, "YolanDa’s Band Jam", which won the RTSNW award as Best Children’s Programme. For the BBC Proms she hosted the Ella and Dizzy Centenary, as well as Last night of the Proms, Gospel Choir of the Year for BBC One and BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year. Host of the London Philharmonic Orchestra podcast Offstage, YolanDa presents a series talking to a range of musicians within the LPO about their experiences as orchestral musicians.