'I'm an optimist," says YolanDa Brown.
"You have to be if you're expecting people to listen to you playing the saxophone for two hours."
The bright and bubbly Ms Brown has been doing rather well in getting people along to hear her play lately. In February she hired the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, with its standing capacity of some 5000, for two nights to launch her debut album, April Showers, May Flowers, and sold out both nights. And she's been clocking up the miles as she tours the UK and abroad.
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