Yolanda W. Rabun
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Yolanda W. Rabun

Raleigh, NC | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Raleigh, NC
Established on Jan, 2010
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Having graduated from a renowned performing arts high school in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, Yolanda Rabun (pronounced yo∙lawn∙duh | ray∙bun) honed her singing and stage skills from a young age. She is a fierce songstress and North Carolina based recording artist who also is versatile enough to handle all styles of music, although she favors jazz and soul. She says, “…really any music can lift your heart, warm your soul and awaken your senses; delivery is key.”

Studio Albums and Live Shows

Rabun exploded onto the jazz scene first on Stanley Baird’s 2007 Traffic Jam hit single, “I Want 2 Love You,” and, in 2011, released her debut CD project, “So Real,” on which she co-wrote several songs, including the title song. In 2012, Rabun infused Soul, R&B, Gospel, Folk, Smooth and Traditional Jazz on her sophomore solo album, “Christmastime,” and followed in 2013 with the Adult Contemporary single, “Hold on To Your Dreams.”

A skilled singer with a natural storytelling instinct, Yolanda Rabun comes out the gate stunning her live audiences with her endless energy, commanding vocal power, and inventiveness. Her stage shows are engaging, full of passion, and include straight-ahead and contemporary Jazz, Blues, Folk, Pop, and even Gospel. And, Yolanda is never afraid to take risks. This rich-voice chanteuse has opened for 

and sung with such iconic artists as Jennifer Holiday, Howard Hewitt, Ron Isley and the Isley Brothers, R&B singer KEM and the world-renowned iconic drummer, Sheila E.

Yolanda has also performed with the NC Opera, the Durham Symphony, and the Raleigh Symphony Free Spirits; she appeared on a number of TV and radio programs, achieved notoriety on regional theatre stages with magnificent reviews alongside Tony-award winning actors, and is an often requested motivational speaker.


An award-winning attorney who promised the legendary Isaac Hayes she would always sing after working with him on a special arrangement of “God Bless America” for Yolanda’s performance for the late President Ronald Reagan, Yolanda has always decidedly controlled the rights and path to her music. But, with fans around the world and musical admirers throwing hints after live shows at Atlanta’s Jazz Festival, D.C.’s acclaimed Blues Alley Jazz, and Hollywood’s Catalina Jazz, the idea for Yolanda’s third studio album was born in 2014. For the new project, Yolanda effortlessly shifts between eras and genres but notably decided to take a modern day approach and launch a Kickstarter campaign where her fans eventually helped her raise more than $24,000 to produce the self-titled third studio album.

“The YOLANDA album”, as she affectionately refers to it, “bursts with brilliant soothing strings, energizing funk grooves and melodic musical and lyrical depth.“ Yolanda says, “It is all of me!” A mix of classics, standards and originals, The YOLANDA album, includes songs that showcase Yolanda’s unique ability to interpret diverse material and deliver meaningful musical stories (whether new or told before) with bare honesty and striking stylings.

Modern Day Rennaissance Woman 

Think of a modern day Renaissance or Wonder Woman. Think about it. You might imagine a wise person who is sophisticated and well-educated with self-respect and compassion for others, but also multi-talented in many fields with expert knowledge to tout. She has nothing to prove. She is the proof.

As a wife, mother, corporate lawyer, professional actor, music entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and acclaimed recording-performing artist extraordinaire, Yolanda Rabun fits that description perfectly. She is impressive and transformative. She is the real deal and she is not done!

"The music I'm producing now is carved from my soul with lots of intention and pretty high goals. There is a message for everyone in each song," says Yolanda, who laughs when people rattle off who they think she sounds like! Yolanda counts it a privilege to be able to use her gifts to be an inspiration to others. "I’m excited about being able to share so many facets of me through music that speaks to the hearts of so many! There is more to come!"

For serious music lovers, press play, the YOLANDA album is here. It is a stunning experience captured for all to enjoy Yolanda Rabun’s brand of Soulful Jazz!

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