Photo above is of Canadian actor/rapper Michie Mee, who is set to host Honey Jam 20th anniversary party on May 27 at Revival Bar in Toronto. Photo Credit: Denise Grant.
TORONTO, Ontario – Honey Jam, the multicultural, multi-genre incubator for emerging talent, kicks off its 20th anniversary season on Wednesday May 27, at Revival Bar (783 College Street West).
Hosted by rapper/actor, Michie Mee, who performed at the first show in 1995, the celebration will feature some of the hottest female DJs, including “turntablist”, Killa Jewel, from Montreal, and emerging artist, Nefe, who was signed to Universal Music after her performance at Honey Jam last year.
Honey Jam is an all-female multicultural, multi-genre concert produced by PhemPhat Entertainment Group, a non-profit organization providing educational, networking and mentorship opportunities for artists.
The organization also supports and promotes for women’s charities, such as the YWCA’s programs for women and girls.
A launching pad for the careers of Grammy award winning artists, Nelly Furtado and Melanie Fiona, Universal France Jazz artist, Kellylee Evans, as well as Canada’s Queen of R&B, Jully Black, Honey Jam has attracted support and participation from many notables in the music industry, including: Kardinal Offishal, Divine Brown, Director X, Keisha Chante, Esthero, Gerald Eton, Suzy McNeil, Sarah Slean, Universal’s Randy Lennox, Gary Slaight and super producers, Boi 1da, T-Minus and Rich Kidd.
The national search for the 2015 lineup of artists has already begun. Live auditions will take place on Sunday, May 31 and artists outside of Ontario can submit online.
Artists will be chosen by a team of established Canadian music professionals, including songwriter/producer, James Bryan, formerly of the Philosopher Kings; songwriter/music director, Jasmine Denham, of The Next Star; and celebrity vocal coach, Elaine Overholt.
For more information on the auditions visit Honey Jam’s website: www.honeyjam.com.