Founder & Director, PhemPhat Entertainment Grp & Producer, Honey Jam
Ebonnie Rowe is the founder and director of PhemPhat Entertainment Group and producer of the Honey Jam concert and program for emerging female artists of all cultures and musical genres. They provide promotional, mentoring, networking, educational and performance opportunities. The initiative started in 1995 and it celebrated its 25-year milestone in 2020.
Artists such as Grammy Award winners Nelly Furtado and Melanie Fiona, along with Juno winners Kellylee Evans, Jully Black and Savannah Re, Polaris winner Haviah Mighty and many others performed at Honey Jam early in their careers.
Rowe has organized impactful experiences for artists such as songwriting camps, industry workshops, mentor cafes, tickets to major artist concerts, opportunities to attend the Polaris, Juno and Grammy Awards, and sessions to learn from major artists such as Jessie Reyez, Serena Ryder, Marsha Ambrosius, LeToya Luckett, Elle Varner, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae and more. The program creates a welcoming, supportive sisterhood and a safe space for young women to be vulnerable, to learn, to build self-esteem and long-lasting relationships. It is for her a passion project. Check them out @thehoneyjam
As a speaker, Ebonnie has participated in or moderated panels on breaking racial barriers; equity and diversity in the industry; the mental health effects of COVID on the music industry, Leading initiatives with Heart; challenges Black girls face in the education system, the future of events and more.
Ebonnie and the work of Honey Jam has been profiled on CBC, Global TV, Canada AM, Muchmusic, ET Canada, MacLeans, The Toronto Star, National Post and many publications and media outlets. She has been featured in books such as “Canada 150 Women-Conversations with Leaders, Champions, and Luminaries” and "Put Your Dreams First, Handle Your Entertainment Business" and also received many awards including most recently the prestigious Roy Thompson Award of Recognition.