Honey Jazz for January 2014!

Hot off the heels of the finale of Honey Jam’s 2013 season of 7 events came the launch of Honey Jazz 2014 in the Scarlet Lounge of the Waterfront Cafe. Billed as a great way to kick off the new year and the start of the traditional Jazz month of January, show producer Ebonnie Rowe announced that Honey Jazz will be an Elegant evening of jazz standards and a few jazzified cover tunes along with Hip Hop Jazz.

The event is a Fundraiser for 2014 Honey Jam initiative which consists of 7 events including workshops and showcases.

The event is a Fundraiser for 2014 Honey Jam initiative which consists of 7 events including workshops and showcases.

Sharron Alleyne Elcock, Business manager for United Insurance, indicated “it is vital that we express our support of this unique Jazz event – the second edition of Honey Jazz. United Insurance is excited to be involved in this event as it combines two things which are dear to our heart – the development of talented young women and the exposure of Barbadians to excellent entertainment. This year we sponsored Honey Jam for the first time and we are so happy to be a part of this powerful, developmental vehicle! Ebonnie and her team are doing a fantastic job in providing these amazing opportunities for young females in Barbados and we could not be prouder to be associated with Honey Jam and Honey Jazz.”

Penny Hynam and Susan Bain of the Barbados Jazz Society, along with musician Christopher Harper of Notes to Note Inc. were also in attendance in support of the launch, which ended with performances by Lyn'L, Adaeze and Debbie Reifer.

Penny Hynam and Susan Bain of the Barbados Jazz Society, along with musician Christopher Harper of Notes to Note Inc. were also in attendance in support of the launch, which ended with performances by Lyn’L, Adaeze and Debbie Reifer (fea.).

The artists were backed by Saxophonist Mylon Clarke, one of the 4 finalists in the running for the Christmas Jazz Berklee Scholarship, and pianist Shane Jones.

At the 2014 concert the artists will be backed by Bandleader Shawn Layne on Trumpet, Raphael Hinds on Keys, John Matthews on guitar, Percussionist Richard Smith, bassist David Haynes, Petra Welch on Drums, Mylon Clarke and Joseph Callender on Sax and Matthew Squires on Trombone

At the 2014 concert the artists will be backed by Bandleader Shawn Layne on Trumpet, Raphael Hinds on Keys, John Matthews on guitar, Percussionist Richard Smith, bassist David Haynes, Petra Welch on Drums, Mylon Clarke (fea.) and Joseph Callender on Sax and Matthew Squires on Trombone

Honey Jazz takes place on Sunday 19 January @ Frank Collymore Hall, Tickets are available at Diamonds International, Limegrove and Lower Broad Street. The show will feature 10 artists who are Honey Jam Alums, including: Gigi Ma’At, Debbie Reifer, Lexi, Mandy Cummins, Christal Austin, Erika Alexei, Fate (Faith Callender), Kyzz, Lyn’L, Adaeze and joining them will be special guest artist Kellie Cadogan.

Cadogan, pictured above with young musician Gillian Rowe, has acted as an audition judge and vocal coach to some of the artists and wanted to further support the Honey Jam developmental initiative by participating in the fundraising event.

Cadogan, pictured above with young musician Gillian Rowe, has acted as an audition judge and vocal coach to some of the artists and wanted to further support the Honey Jam developmental initiative by participating in the fundraising event.

Honey Jazz is sponsored by Wonder Bread, Blueprint Creative, Frank Collymore Hall, Diamonds International and Gold sponsor United Insurance.

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