NABFEME Philly and SVEDKA Vodka Presents: “WOMEN WHO JAM!”

NABFEME Philadelphia & SVEDKA Vodka Presents:


The National All-Female Music Showcase staged in the 

“City of Brotherly Love”

Philadelphia, PA August 28th 2013 – The Philadelphia Network of the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment, Inc. (NABFEME) is excited to bring WOMEN WHO JAM!, the nationally respected “all-female” music showcase, to the “City of Brotherly Love” and“Sisterly Affection.”  The showcase hits the stage Wednesday, September 11th at the Mezzanine Super Club at 6:00 p.m.  Already a popular fixture in cities likes Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, D.C. and Charlotte, Philadelphia, a city with unmatched musical history and influence, will provide the perfect location to introduce and highlight female entertainers.

The September 11th showcase will feature Philadelphia’s own, Diamond Sky and Kachina plus Baltimore natives, Veda and Chaquis Maliq.  “Philadelphia is one of my favorite cities to visit; my career is connected to its musical heritage, I love the entertainment opportunities and supportive atmosphere offered to musicians, artists and entertainers,” says CEO and Founder of NABFEME, Ms. Johnnie Walker.  Ms. Walker further states, “I look forward to visiting Philly for this event.”

Philadelphia native Kelley Jackson of New York based Huff Events & PR states that the event’s location, the newly renovated Mezzanine Super Club, will create a sexy vibe for female businesses, musicians and professionals to network and enjoy sweet SVEDKA cocktails.  “The Philadelphia market is a wonderful choice to present our specialized cocktail hour that features many of our refreshing brands. We’ve even created a special cocktail for this event called “The NAB-TINI,” a blend we hope all the ladies will enjoy,” says Jackson.

“Each year large events like the Wawa Welcome America 4th of July Celebration and Made in America bring huge crowds to Philadelphia increasing revenue dollars while providing fun and entertainment for the entire city,”  says Angela Starkey, Head of Operations for NABFEME Philly. She adds, “It’s our hope that Philadelphia will become the next selected city for a national WOMEN WHO JAM! annual concert, it all starts with a few jam sessions to turn this dream into reality.”  

Event: NABFEME Philly & SVEDKA Presents: WOMEN WHO JAM! 

When: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Where: Mezzanine Super Club, 17 East Price St. Philadelphia, PA

Time: 6:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

The SVEDKA Vodka Happy Hour will precede the 7:30 p.m. WOMEN WHO JAM! Showcase 

Media Contact: Ernestine Johnson

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About WOMEN WHO JAM! –  Women Who Jam! is the heartbeat of women in music!  All cultures, all backgrounds, all genres united under one passion… the Women Who Jam movement!  This vibrant, inspiring and popular all female brand of entertainment features a weekly radio show, CD and “live” music showcase.  Each entity provides an outlet for fan engagement while creating a wide range of marketing opportunities for artistic exposure plus the most favorable conditions for women to promote and market their creative energies.

WOMEN WHO JAM! Radio is heard in various markets on traditional FM radio and on the and every Friday at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)…just visit these sites and click “Listen Live.”

About NABFEME – The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, Inc. is a 501 (c) (6) nonprofit organization.  The organization represents a community of professional women who are committed to leadership and excellence in the music and entertainment industries. Members provide unique perspectives and services that help support the professional advancement of women.  A global networking and empowerment community that aims to set the standard of excellence for women in entertainment, NABFEME members and associates include women from record labels, schools, studios, venues, television, radio, print, new media, law firms, medicine, real estate, finance, style & beauty, government and non-profit organizations.  The organization meets regularly, hosts active electronic discussions, provide professional development programs and seminars while offering a rich body of ideas and information helpful to women. 

Vision –  To be recognized as the world’s most respected professional organization for women of color in music and entertainment, while working together to create value and build a strong support system, one opportunity at a time.

Purpose – To promote the entry, development and advancement of professional women of color in music and entertainment.


2013 ABFF Comedy Wings Competition Semifinals in Los Angeles Sunday, April 21, 2013


Nine breakout comics compete for a chance to perform at the 2013 American Black Film festival in Miami.

The Comedy Wings competition is American Black Film Festival’s national search for emerging comics. The goal of the competition is to provide a platform for talented yet undiscovered comedians to break into film and television. Nine semifinalists from around the country have been chosen to compete for a chance to perform at the Finals event (sponsored by HBO) during the 2013 American Black Film Festival in Miami. The Semifinals competition will be hosted by comedian and actor, Guy Torry in the main room of the Comedy Store in West Hollywood, CA.

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ABFF 2013 Press Releases:



JUNE 19-23

Film Life Inc. announced that the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will be returning to South Beach for the 17th annual event and has named actor Omari Hardwick (Sparkle, Middle of Nowhere and For Colored Girls) as the 2013 Festival Ambassador.

The ABFF is a five-day retreat and international film market dedicated to strengthening the Black filmmaking community. Established in 1997, the core mission of the festival is to showcase quality Black films and promote cultural diversity in front of and behind the camera. ABFF’s winning formula comes from the quality of its programming and expert production. Films, coupled with panels, master classes, celebrity conversations and high profile social events hosted by leading media companies, attract top-tier talent and approximately 5,000 festival goers to the annual event. HBO is the festival’s founding and premier sponsor.

“Omari Hardwick is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood. He shares our vision for Black cinema and understands the importance of nurturing new artists and maintaining diverse voices in this business that sometimes overlooks those outside the mainstream;” states Jeff Friday, festival founder and CEO of Film Life, Inc. “the role of the ABFF Ambassador is to broaden public awareness of the festival as well as its mission, which is to encourage collaboration and support between Hollywood and the independent film community.” Click HERE to read the full Press Release


Quickly establishing himself as the pulse of comedic entertainment, funny man Kevin Hart, will bring his threshold of jokes and laughter to the 17th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). Film Life, Inc. announced that Hart’s upcoming concert film “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” (Codeblack Films/ Lionsgate) will make its national premiere as the esteemed festival’s closing night film. Undoubtedly hilarious and primed to be a hit, ABFF is thrilled to deliver this comedic treasure to festival-goers on Saturday, June 22. The 17th Annual American Black Film Festival runs June 19th to the 23rd in Miami, Florida.

Hart, who hosted NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live,’ this past weekend (March 2nd), has been climbing his way to the top of entertainment in the same fashion as a young Eddie Murphy by using a three part platform inclusive of successful runs in stand-up, television, and film. Currently, Hart is the star of BET’s (Black Entertainment Television) mock reality series “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” a hilarious crack at the never-ending phenomenon we know as reality television. Having already garnered success with his film, “Laugh at My Pain,” (Codeblack Films) Hart’s new film, “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” is a cinematic echo of his triumphant 2012 comedy tour ‘Let Me Explain,’ which sold 540,000 tickets and generated $32 million in ticket sales. It is unquestionably one of the most successful comedy tours of all time, and has helped to establish Hart as one of the biggest names in entertainment.

Hart was one of the stars of last years hit movie “Think Like a Man,” (Screen Gems), a relationship flick based on the Steve Harvey book of the same title. “Think Like a Man” producers Will Packer & Rob Hardy (Rainforest Films), along with its director Tim Story and cast, were honored last year by Film Life Inc. at the 16th Annual American Black Film Festival for its theatrical success. Click HERE for the full Press Release.

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