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 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 –


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,


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Facebook Fan Page:  Honey Jam Artist Showcase


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

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:

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

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