Our students Janel Edwards and Danny Johnston alongside grad Chelsea Bradley lent their skills to this year’s Honey Jam held at The Mod Club Theatre in Toronto. They had the important task of stage managing and band changeover; ensuring that the show ran smoothly and on time. They also assisted setting up and organizing the venue, the dressing rooms, the VIP room and the press room.
Entertainment Business Management student Janel Edwards commented, “Because of Metalworks Institute, I got this great opportunity to network with some of the movers and shakers in the industry and I was also able to see some incredible emerging artists before they become household names.”
Honey Jam was created in 1995 to foster the growth, education and promotion of women in all aspects of the music business. Hundreds of artists have played to capacity crowds including Nelly Furtado who performed in 1997 which led to her 1999 record deal with DreamWorks Records.
Professional Sound student Daniel Johnston said, “It’s great that they are promoting and developing young talent and giving these girls a chance to do something really rewarding and special. Honey Jam seems very committed to its goals and is obviously very passionate about their role in the industry. Ebonnie Rowe, Honey Jam founder, was great and I got a chance to make a good impression on Vivian Barclay, GM at Warner/Chappell, who will be a future teacher and a powerful figure in the industry I hope to excel in. The performances were awesome and I got to enjoy some music styles that I don’t normally listen to. All in all it was a great time and I’d do it again for sure. It was also nice to dress up and surround myself with the company of lovely women.”
For more information about Honey Jam, check out: www.honeyjam.com