Internationally known singer and performer Yolande Bavan was born in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). She started her career while still in her teens, touring Australia and Asia as a performer in the band led by renowned pianist Graeme Bell. Inspired by friend and mentor Billie Holiday, she developed her skills as a jazz artist. She replaced Annie Ross in the acclaimed award-winning jazz vocal trio, Lambert Hendricks and Ross. As Lambert Hendricks and Bavan, the group recorded three albums together. Yolande has had a long association with the American Foundation of the Blind Talking Books program administered by the U.S. Library of Congress. She has recorded over 200 books and has received the Alexander Scourby Narrator of the Year award for her work in this field. She has worked extensively in Europe and has appeared on the London stage and made several movies for British television. She also performed at Norway's Oslo Nye Theater, in a role that was specially created for her unique talents as an actress and a singer. In the United States, Yolande has appeared in several movies and television productions and continues her acting career on both in New York (on Broadway and Off) and in prestigious regional theaters across the country

Yolande Bavan is represented by: Paradigm, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016