20 ARTISTS FROM ACROSS CANADA SET TO PERFORM
AT THE HONEY JAM CONCERT – THURSDAY AUGUST 15TH

TORONTO –  The Honey Jam Canada Concert, celebrates its 18th anniversary at the Mod Club Theatre in Toronto (722 College Street) on Thursday, August 15, 2013.  Hosted by MuchMusic’s Lauren Toyota, the 2013 edition promises to deliver a night of exciting live entertainment with a diverse group of artists who were introduced at the recent launch – check out video highlights HERE

The lineup includes 20 artists from Nova Scotia, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and London representing pop, hip hop, r&b, soul, blues, rock and more.  Go to www.honeyjam.com and click on “2013 Artists” to see more info on the artists performing this year.

Tickets are available now online at ticketweb.ca or from Play de Record located at 357A Yonge Street.  Only $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Proceeds support YWCA Toronto’s programmes for women & girls.

Sponsored by:  Slaight Music, Factor, TD, the Barbados Tourism Authority, Nelstar, Universal Music Canada, Flow 93.5, Canadian Musician, Much Music, Urbanology Magazine, Exclaim.ca, Yamaha Canada and OMDC

Background

Honey Jam is an all female artist showcase and developmental initiative produced by non-profit organization PhemPhat Entertainment Group since 1995.  Along with producing the concert, they also provide opportunities to the artists including workshops on Songwriting, Media Training, and Vocal/Performance, one-on-one vocal training with celebrity coach Elaine Overholt, having a track featured on the Honey Jam compilation CD and a one hour A&R consultation session from Universal Music.
Additionally, one lucky artist will receive:

  • The Honey Jam Hookup Prize Pak including $3000 in equipment from Yamaha Canada, free entertainment lawyer consultation from Taylor, Klein Oballa, and a package from Think Fitness Studios
  • The opportunity to perform at Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artist Stage
  • The opportunity to perform in Barbados, courtesy of the Barbados Tourism Authority.

Honey Jam also promotes and raises funds for women’s charities, with Proceeds from this year’s show to support YWCA Toronto’s programs for women and girls.

For more info on Honey Jam go to www.honeyjam.com or follow the tean on Twitter: @thehoneyjam

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The Honey Jam Artist Showcase  —  National Talent Search is on!


This one is near and dear to me! I’ve been involved with Honey Jam since it launched in 1995 and it remains the longest running all-female talent showcase in the country.  Since it began, notable artists such as Jully Black, Nelly Furtado, Melanie Durrant, Eternia, Reema Major, Kellylee Evans and so many more have been in the Honey Jam spotlight.  This is an excellent opportunity for both established and emerging female artists.  The show is in Toronto, but Honey Jam proudly hosts ladies from Vancouver, Montreal, Scotia and more! If you know a female artist who is amazingly talented and would be ideal for this show, read below and peep the website – www.HoneyJam.com.  The auditions are in June and the showcase takes place in August… more details to come!
 
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Live auditions take place in Toronto on Sunday June 3, 2012, 2pm @ The Mod Club on 722 College Street.  Artists across Canada who can’t make the live auditions can submit online.  All details are on www.honeyjam.com   

Judges will include reps from record labels, booking agencies, radio programmers, music media, artist funding bodies, producers, managers, vocal coaches and artists. The live auditions are open to the public – there is a charge of $10 to attend or participate.  

Honey Jam, produced by PhemPhat Entertainment Group, a non-profit organization, is the longest running all-female multicultural talent showcase in Canada.  Now in its 17th year, it continuously delivers one of the summer’s hottest shows featuring electrifying live performances.  Whether pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, jazz, soul, country, classical, dancehall – talented female vocalists representing all musical genres can take part.

One lucky artist will have the opportunity to also perform in Barbados, courtesy of the Barbados Tourism Authority. 

All selected artists will receive vocal and performance coaching from celebrity coach Elaine Overholt of Big Voice Studios and also have the opportunity to attend a free artist workshop at Harris Institute to give them some insight into the industry in keeping with PhemPhat’s mandate to educate, mentor, as well as give exposure to up and coming female artists.

Sponsors include Slaight Music, Nelstar Entertainment, TD Bank, the Barbados Tourism Authority, Yamaha Canada Music, MuchMusic, Exlaim.ca, Urbanology, Universal Music Canada and Canadian Musician.

For info on Honey Jam and more details about the auditions and showcase go to:

 

www.HoneyJam.com
 
Follow us on Twitter @TheHoneyJam

I’m pretty excited for this one – some of the most amazing artists to ever take the Honey Jam stage are coming thru, including Jully Black, Jemeni, Kim Davis, Motion and more!! I’ve been hearing the surprises that are being put together behind the scenes so I can’t wait to see the actual performances!! Hosted by Michie Mee, vibe by me!

 

Honey Jam: Then & Now is a reunion concert and photo exhibit showcasing iconic images from the past 16 years of Honey Jam, the longest-running talent showcase in Canada. Honey Jam is a multicultural developmental initiative providing networking, educational and performance opportunities for female artists in all musical genres.

Hosted by Michie Mee, Honey Jam: Then & Now will feature Honey Jam alumni paying tribute through song to inspiring iconic black female artists, paying homage to black music and its influence across all cultures around the world. An accompanying slide show will feature photos, press clippings, flyers, ticket stubs and other memorabilia as well as some video highlights from 1995 to present. Featured artists include Jully Black, Jemeni, Belinda Brady, Kellylee Evans, Kim Davis, True, Motion, Eternia, Natasha Waterman, Saidah Baba Talibah, Courtney Taylorand more!   Music by DJ MelBoogie.
Check out photos and bios of the lineup on our  FaceBook Page.
It’s going to be a great night of live performances in a variety of genres and sweet memories of iconic songs and Honey Jam experiences.  Please join us for this memorable evening.
Tickets are only $10 and available in advance from Harbourfront Centre or at the door.  Half of proceeds will be donated to YWCA Toronto’s programs for women and girls. To purchase advance tickets please go to Harbourfront website for details – see link:  www.harbourfrontcentre.com/WhatsOn/Music.cfm?id=3551
Sponsored by TD, this event is part of the KUUMBA event series.  This year’s festival also highlights the incredible role women have played in shaping the history of black culture and pushing it to new frontiers.
For more info contact honeyjaminfo@gmail.com
www.honeyjam.com

This is the first of two appearances I’ll be doing at Harbourfront next month – can’t wait!! Honey Jam‘s original host (and one of my personal hip hop SHE-roes), Michie Mee will be hosting this special event for Black History Month,  with yours truly holding it down on the 1s and 2s. This is part of Harbourfront’s amazing annual KUUMBA festivities. If you’re in Toronto, mark your calendars for Friday February 3rd!!

HONEY JAM THEN & NOW REUNION CONCERT
FRIDAY, FEB 3 – BRIGANTINE ROOM, HARBOURFRONT CENTRE

Honey Jam: Then & Now is a reunion concert and photo exhibit showcasing iconic images from the past 16 years of Honey Jam, the longest-running talent showcase in Canada. Honey Jam is a multicultural developmental initiative providing networking, educational and performance opportunities for female artists in all musical genres.

Hosted by Michie Mee, Honey Jam: Then & Now will feature Honey Jam alumni paying tribute through song to inspiring iconic black female artists, paying homage to black music and its influence across all cultures around the world. An accompanying slide show will feature photos, press clippings, flyers, ticket stubs and other memorabilia as well as some video highlights from 1995 to present. Featured artists include Jemeni, Belinda Brady, Kellylee Evans, Kim Davis, True, Motion, Eternia, Natasha Waterman, Saidah Baba Talibah, Courtney Taylorand more!   Music by DJ MelBoogie.

Check out photos and bios of the lineup on our  FaceBook Page.

It’s going to be a great night of live performances in a variety of genres and sweet memories of iconic songs and Honey Jam experiences.  Please join us for this memorable evening.

Tickets are only $10 and available in advance from Harbourfront Centre or at the door.  Half of proceeds will be donated to YWCA Toronto’s programs for women and girls.

Sponsored by TD, this event is part of the KUUMBA event series.  This year’s festival also highlights the incredible role women have played in shaping the history of black culture and pushing it to new frontiers.

For more info contact honeyjaminfo@gmail.com

www.honeyjam.com

 

Toronto – The Honey Jam artist showcase, celebrates its Sweet 16 anniversary at the Mod Club Theatre (722 College Street) on Thursday, August 11, 2011.  Hosted by MuchMusic’s Sarah Taylor, the 2011 edition promises to deliver one of the best showcases in the history of the event – a night of exciting live entertainment with a diverse group of artists.

As Honey Jam turns 16 so does it’s breakout star from the 2010 showcase, rapper Reema Major who is causing a lot of buzz in the industry with her I am Legend Mixtape.

Ebonnie Rowe, Honey Jam Founder, Producer and President of PhemPhat Entertainment Group, says “We’re so proud of Reema!  I’m confident that we’ll be hearing similar success stories from several of the artists performing this year.  They are at the right age, the talent is undeniable, many are also songwriters and play instruments as well.  But I don’t want to give away all the details of what you can expect  – you have to come out to the show!!” 

The lineup of 18 artists from Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and London includes 3 artists from the acclaimed Remix Project and child piano prodigy Catherine He, at age 7 the youngest artist ever to take to the Honey Jam stage.  Go to www.honeyjam.com and click on “2011 artists” to see more info on who made the cut.

DJs for the night include MelBoogie and Tasha Rozez.

The show is not a competition but there are prizes/opportunities being offered.  All of the artists will have one of their tracks featured on a promotional compilation CD courtesy of Universal Music Canada which will be handed out at the showcase, Universal will also give each artist consultation time with their Director of A&R.  The girls will receive product from Benefit Cosmetics, Converse is also giving each artist a backpack and certificate for a pair of shoes, and they all received 1 hour of one-on-one vocal/performance coaching time with Elaine Overholt sponsored by Slaight Music.  One lucky artist whose name is pulled randomly will receive Honey Jam Hookup Prize Pack which includes sound equipment from Yamaha, a photo shoot with Nathaniel Anderson, legal consultation with Taylor Mitsopolous Klein Oballa, $1,000 cash from EMI Music Canada and a fitness package from Think Fitness.

Advance tickets at $20 are available at Play De Record, 357 Yonge Street, $25 at the door.  Proceeds from the showcase will support YWCA Toronto’s programs for women and girls – www.ywcatoronto.org

 

Showcase sponsors include:

Slaight Music, Nelstar Entertainment, TD, Factor,

OMDC, Toronto Arts Council, BD Jolly & Milestone Inc., Taylor Mitsopulos Klein Oballa,

the SOCAN Foundation, Yamaha Canada Music, Flow 935

Universal Music Canada, The Canadian Independent Recording Artists Association,

MuchMusic, Vervegirl Magazine, Canadian Musician, Urbanology Magazine, Exclaim.ca

 

Media Enquiries contact: honeyjaminfo@gmail.com .

www.honeyjam.com
www.myspace.com/honeyjam

www.twitter.com/thehoneyjam 

Facebook Fan Page:  Honey Jam Artist Showcase

Shouts out to everyone who attended the Honey Jam 2011 Media Launch last night!! Attendees got a first look at the list of talented ladies who will be performing in the annual showcase on Thursday August 11th at The Mod Club (Toronto).  I’ve been a part of Honey Jam since the very first showcase waaaaaay back in 1995, and I’ve been a strong supporter ever since. I’ve only missed 1 show in 2001 because I had my daughter a few days before the show, but I was definitely there in spirit!  I’ve had the opportunity to see some of my favorite performers take to the stage over the years, including Jully Black, Tara Chase, Reema Major, Saidah Baba Talibah, Toya Alexis, and more.

This year promises to be on point once again, featuring some ladies that I LOVE (like Jenny Laws, SoJay and Kitana!!) and some new names including child prodigy, Catherine He, who I have a feeling is going to make me question my parenting skills *sigh*….

Anyway, here’s the 411 on Honey Jam – you can also check out www.HoneyJam.com for more info!! On top of that, I’ll be spinning alongside my homie Tasha Rozez, and you know we always dun de place!! LOL….

HERstory:

PhemPhat Entertainment Group was formed in 1995 to foster the growth, education and promotion of women in all aspects of the music business, to break through and establish a presence in areas which have traditionally been “boyz clubs”, not only as artists, but also dj’s, producers, engineers, managers, label owners, and promoters.

Over the last 15 years, PhemPhat has produced the successful all-female talent showcase called “Honey Jam” featuring a wide variety of local dj’s and artists representing hip hop, jazz, gospel, reggae, blues, r&b, dance and spoken word. The Honey Jams are stellar showcases of homegrown talent. Hundreds of artists have played to hyped and capacity crowds including Nelly Furtado, Jully Black, Anjulie, Graph Nobel, Toya Alexis, Natasha Waterman, Melanie Durrant and many more.

Honey Jam 2011 – Celebrating Sweet 16!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Mod Club
722 College Street, Toronto
Doors open 7pm, Showtime 8pm SHARP

$20 Advance Tickets
$25 at the door
This is a 19+ event

Tickets available at:
Play De Record
357 Yonge Street

If you know an up and coming FEMALE performer who is simply amazing, The Honey Jam is PERFECT for her! As resident DJ for this showcase, I’ve seen some spectacular acts hit the HJ stage over the past 16 years, including some of my all time favorite performers like Jully Black, Tara Chase, Melanie Durrant and Nelly Furtado.  Tell her to do her vocal warm-ups and let her know all about the Honey Jam – details below!!

Honey Jam Auditions – Sunday, June 5, 2011 @ Mod Club‏


 
Toronto –  Honey Jam, produced by PhemPhat Entertainment Group, is the longest running all-female multicultural talent showcase in Canada and the search is on for this year’s line up of undiscovered talent!   While the live auditions are in Toronto, THIS IS A NATIONAL SEARCH.  Artists unable to make the live audition on Sunday June 5 at The Mod Club @ 722 College Street, can email a link to one of their live performances.  All of the details are on www.honeyjam.com

Judges will include reps from record labels, radio, media, artist funding bodies, producers, managers, vocal coaches and artists.  Please note, there is no charge to audition, but audition spectators will be charged $5 at the door.

Honey Jam, which celebrates their  “Sweet 16” anniversary this year, continuously delivers one of the summer’s hottest shows featuring electrifying live performances.  Whether hip hop, R&B, rock, pop, jazz, soul, country, classical, dancehall – talented female vocalists representing all musical genres can take part.

Artists chosen to perform at this year’s showcase, which will take place on Thursday, August 11 will be announced at the media launch in July.   They will have the opportunity to attend a free artist workshop produced by PhemPhat Entertainment Group taking place at Harris Institute to give them some insight into the industry in keeping with PhemPhat’s mandate to educate and mentor, as well as give exposure to up and coming female artists. 

For info on the history of the Honey Jam and more details about the auditions and showcase, please check out the following websites:

 www.honeyjam.com
www.myspace.com/honeyjam

www.twitter.com/thehoneyjam

 www.twitter.com/thehoneyjam

Facebook:  HONEY JAM

 Facebook:  HONEY JAM

 

Sponsors include Slaight Communications Inc., Nelstar Entertainment, TD Bank, FACTOR, Taylor Mitsopulos Klein Oballa,Yamaha Canada Music, MuchMusic, Exlaim.ca, Universal Music Canada, VerveGirl, The Canadian Independent Recording Artists Association, the SOCAN Foundation, Canadian Musician, Urbanology, BD Jolly & Milestone Radio Inc.

 
Media Enquiries: 

honeyjaminfo@gmail.com

Toronto based Reema Major is one of the most talked about young MCs to come out of the city in a minute.  She had her first radio interview on DD Radio last year (yes – I gotta stake the claim that we were first!! LOL), and completely wow’d the audience at last year’s Honey Jam performance.  The fact that she’s been the buzz word on the lips of DJs, trendsetters and industry legends such as Gene Simmons (yes, THAT Gene Simmons) only adds to that mystique.  Her whole style, aura and stage presence further proves that she has a pretty smart team working with her – shouts out to G7!

When I heard the track was called Ghetto Kids I immediately thought it was a song about my childhood (don’t judge), but Reema’s spit is pretty tight considering she hasn’t even hit her Sweet 16 (which would be a dope name for a track – just putting it out there).  I kinda cringed when she said the line about puffing Century Sams in the crib, but overall Ghetto Kids can definitely hold its own against just about any club track on the radio.

Let’s face it, if she’s this sick now and she’s ONLY 15 years old, you’d better get ready for a MAJOR takeover over the next few years (or less!)….  If you haven’t gotten up to speed with Reema – get to work!! Peep the link for the mixtape for Reema Major’s 15 Going on 25 http://g7universe.bandcamp.com/album/15-going-on-25 and find out why this chick should NOT be slept on.  Enjoy the new track…

Reema Major – Ghetto Kids
http://hulkshare.com/6pftp8t9zyhk

Big shouts out to my girl Tasha Rozez for gracing the cover of this week’s NOW Magazine!!!  The entertainment weekly is widely distributed, and they couldn’t have picked a better cover girl for the Caribana 2010 edition of the magazine – bom bom!!  In the piece she discusses the growth of dancehall throughout the world – and she would know! Everytime I talk to her she’s either leaving or returning from some global gig.  The well-written article is by Jason Richards – check it out here: http://www.nowtoronto.com/music/story.cfm?content=176087  The issue hit newstands last week, so if you still happen to come across a hard copy, grab that!!  And if you haven’t seen her play yet, remember to check her out (alongside me!!) at Honey Jam 2010 – August 15th at The Mod Club.

GO ROZEZ!!  😉

Toronto – One of the most anticipated summer events, the Honey Jam artist showcase, takes place at the Mod Club Theatre (722 College Street) on Sunday August 15, 2010.   Hosted by MuchMusic’s Sarah Taylor, the 2010 edition promises to deliver one of the best showcases in the history of the event – a night of exciting live entertainment with a diverse group of artists as they also celebrates their 15th anniversary.

Ebonnie Rowe, Honey Jam Founder, Producer and President of PhemPhat Entertainment Group, says “It has been a wondrous, inspired and insane whirlwind of activity with many challenges and sacrifices along the way, but all worth it,” she says. ”We have made footprints in the music industry – with stiletto heels!”

Giving women a positive space to shine in the music industry – in front of and behind the scenes – is exactly why Rowe founded Honey Jam in the first place.  Helping women in music soar to success is what keeps Rowe motivated despite the recent economic crisis that made it even more challenging to secure sponsorship.
Never known to let any obstacle hold back their initiatives, to supplement limited sponsorship funding, Rowe produced fundraising buttons with the quote “Honey Jam Honey, Playgirl but No Bunny!” along with organizing a raffle.
To mark the show’s milestone, in honour of their 15th anniversary and as a tribute to their most well known alumni Nelly Furtado, Honey Jam artists have recorded I’m Like a Bird.  It will be available for sale on itunes later this month with proceeds being split between funding for Honey Jam and the YWCA Toronto programs for women and girls.  Studio time was generously donated by the Harris Institute for the Arts.
The showcase is revered for presenting a wide variety of genres of music and this year will be no different, with artists representing Country, Hip Hop, House, Gospel, Pop, R&B and rock. Please see www.honeyjam.com  and click on “Artists” for the lineup.  DJs for the night include MelBoogie and Tasha Rozez.
 
Over $10,000 in artist prizes are up for grabs, including the FLOW production prize of a track produced by Agile and the Honey Jam Hookup Prize Pack which includes sound equipment from Yamaha, consultation with a Universal Music A&R Rep, a photo shoot with Michael Alberstat, legal consultation with Taylor Mitsopolous Klein Oballa, a hair makeover by Hair2Inc., Elaine Overholt’s Big Voice DVD, and a fitness package from Think Fitness.
Sponsors for this year’s show include Slaight Communications Inc., Nelstar Entertainment, TD Bank, Yamaha Canada Music, MuchMusic, VerveGirl Magazine, the New FLOW 93.5, Exlaim.ca, Universal Music Canada, The Canadian Independent Recording Artists Association, Ontario Arts Council, the SOCAN Foundation, FACTOR, Taylor Mitsopulos Klein Oballa, OMDC, Canadian Musician, Northern Response and World Vision.
Advance tickets at $20 are available at Play De Record, 357 Yonge Street, $25 at the door.  Proceeds from the showcase will support YWCA Toronto’s programs for women and girls – www.ywcatoronto.org

 

Media Enquiries contact:
honeyjaminfo@gmail.com
Website: www.honeyjam.com