June 1, 1942|
|Associated acts||Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan|
Yolande Bavan (born June 1, 1942) is a Sri Lankan singer and actress.
Bavan toured Australia and Asia as a performer with Graeme Bell's band early in her career. She is best known for replacing Annie Ross in the jazz vocal group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross after Ross was forced to leave the group due to poor health in 1962. She recorded three albums, all live recordings, with the group under the name of Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan. In 1964, she and Dave Lambert left the group, effectively ending the trio. She appeared on To Tell the Truth in 1962 and in a rare feat, the singing group appeared and sang "This Could Be the Start of Something."
She has made several recorded appearances in musicals, including Salvation, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Michael John LaChiusa's Bernarda Alba. She appeared in the films Parting Glances, One True Thing, and Cosmopolitan and in plays.