ARTISTS & HOSTS
Jackie Rae Greening joins JAMMIN’ For a Cure 2022 as host. Jackie-Rae is Manager of Operations, Stingray Edmonton, and Program Director of CFCW & New Country 98.1 She was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Awards Hall of Fame in 2018 and was honoured in 2017 with the Hall of Fame Award from the Association of Country Music in Alberta .
Danny Hooper joins JAMMIN’ for a Cure 2022 as host. Danny is enjoying a remarkable ride. Born in Edmonton, Canada and raised on a cattle ranch near the tiny hamlet of Tomahawk, Alberta, Danny knew at an early age that his passion was in the entertainment world. In the decades since, he has parlayed his unique personality and off-beat sense of humour into an award-winning career and thousands of on-stage performances as a recording artist, keynote speaker, award-winning media personality, comedic emcee, and celebrity fundraising auctioneer.
Terry Evans, of K-97, has been a part of the Edmonton Radio Scene since 1986. He’s raised millions of dollars for local charities and been a strong and constant supporter of the Edmonton, Alberta and Canadian Music Industry. One of his many “Pet Projects” has been the privilege to be part of the Kids With Cancer Society’s Revvin’ Up For Kids Motorcycle Ride so it is natural that he steps in to help out with Jammin’ for a Cure again this year. Like so many of us today, Cancer has touched Terry’s life and he hopes that initiatives like Jammin’ for a Cure will help lead to the end of this disease.
Rick Bronson is an award-winning Comedian, Magician, TV Host, Writer, Producer, Musician and Taxidermist… His one-man show has earned him 8 COCA Comedian of the Year awards. He won an AMPIA award for Best TV Host for his work on the award-winning travel series, The Tourist. His one-hour special for The Comedy Network and CTV was the highest rated in the network’s history. He was also nominated Best Comic at the first ever Canadian Comedy Awards. Mr. Bronson joins us again for the second Jammin’ for a Cure and we look forward to enjoying his humour.
ALFIE ZAPPACOSTA is undeniably one of Canada’s premier songwriters and performers with chart topping hits and a recording and acting career that has spanned 40 years. Alfie Zappacosta’s first band was Surrender, a five-piece group that recorded three albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1984. He recorded his first solo album, Zappacosta, which contained the hit singles “Passion” and “We Should Be Lovers”. As a result, he won the Juno Award for “Most Promising Male Vocalist” the same year. In 1985, Zappacosta lent his voice to the Canadian charity song “Tears Are Not Enough“, produced by David Foster. Zappacosta continues to create and produce. Recently, he recorded a new single, “Saved”. The music video was filmed at Production World, and directed and edited by Jake Thomas.
CLAYTON BELLAMY is originally from Bonnyville, Alberta. The family then moved and settled in Nashville, Tennessee. He has won many awards including a Juno for Best Country Recording, a five time Canadian Country Music Award winner Canadian Country Music Awards, and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year award. Clayton has dominated the stage performing at the Grand Ole Opry has been featured in People Magazine, The New York Times and Rolling Stone and even performed for President Carter. He has released five solo studio records. Bellamy is also one of the three members of the group The Road Hammers, which has released four studio albums, in addition to charting twelve singles in Canada with two number one singles and two in the United States. He is Currently signed with Anthem Recordings touring with his rock n roll band Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation. In the upcoming performance at Jammin’ 2022, he will be backed by FKB.
HAILEY BENEDICT continues to make her mark as a rising talent in the Canadian music industry. Her latest single, “Wanted You To”, debuted #25 on the Canadian Country charts and was the highest-charting independent CANCON song of 2021. This dynamic, guitar-wielding singer-songwriter was also named the 2019 Edmonton Music Awards Rising Star and Alberta Country Music Awards Horizon Youth Artist of the Year. As a result of her achievements and philanthropic efforts in the community, Hailey was honoured as one of the youngest ever Global Woman of Vision award recipients
FKB is a high-energy, four-piece, alternative rock band based in Edmonton, influenced by the mystique, glamour, and excess of the 1960s-1980s entertainment business. Formed in Bonnyville, Alberta, FKB is fronted by JUNO Award-nominated songwriter (2019), Drew Shalka, and features Travis Topylki (lead guitar), Derek Chalut (drums), and Alex Fedorouk (rhythm guitar). FKB’s infectious, falsetto-driven single, “Beautiful Fantasy” (2021) is co-produced by Dan Davidson (Tupelo Honey) and Clayton Bellamy (Road Hammers). FKB not only returns for their second appearance at Jammin’ For A Cure, they will also be backing up headliner Clayton Bellamy.
BRETT KISSEL one of Canada’s favorite country artists. He has had four number-one hits on the Canadian country chart with “Airwaves“, “Drink About Me“, “A Few Good Stories“, and “Make a Life, Not a Living“. Kissel, a fifth generation Albertan, was born in St. Paul, Alberta. Brett performed in the first Jammin’ For A Cure 2021 and continues to be a dedicated supporter of the event produced by Production World in association with the Cure Cancer Foundation.
STEPHANIE HARPE EXPERIENCE
STEHANIE HARPE EXPERIENCE is a high energy Rock band based out of Edmonton. Stephanie was discovered at 18 by Canadian Icon Jeff Healey, during their friendship she was inspired by his music and taught about the music industry. S.H.E has been an opening act for Trooper, Savoy Brown, Tom Cochrane & Red Ryder, Bare Naked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, CCR Revisited, Colin James, Streetheart, Kim Mitchell, The Stampeders, David Wilcox, Buckcherry, Dwight Yoakam, Loverboy, double billed with Darby Mills and many more. She has also shared the stage with three-time Grammy award winner Bill Miller.
DARBY MILLS joins Stephanie for a special guest appearance. Born in Vernon, BC, she began singing back-up vocals for Canadian bands in the late ’70s, most notably the BC-based band Steelback. After signing on with the Headpins in 1981, the group began a three-album run at the top of the Canadian charts. Their debut album “Turn It Loud”, quickly went platinum and topped the charts for six weeks. It spawned the hit single “Don’t It Make Ya Feel”. Their follow-up, “Line of Fire”, produced the hits “Celebration” and “Just One More Time”. The Headpins toured Europe and North America while opening for bands such as KISS, Whitesnake, ZZ Top and Aerosmith, among others. Mills released her debut solo LP, Never Look Back, backed by the Unsung Heroes. She returned to re-form the Headpins a year later. In 2005, Mills was nominated for a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
STIRLING JOHN is Country Rock With A Twist Of Soul. Residing west of Edmonton Alberta, Indigenous Emerging Country/Rock (with a twist of soul) artist and 4-time CMAB Award Nominee, Stirling John has steadily been making his mark, not only on the Alberta music scene but throughout Canada and into the southern United States. 2021 proved itself to be a breakout year for Stirling. While increasing his fanbase Stirling John has released 10 songs via social media and Streaming Platforms. Stirling John grew up in a musical family singing in church and festivals however later in life Stirling found a love and passion for country music.
DIRT ROAD ANGELS
DIRT ROAD ANGELS are a quartet of country rock singer/songwriters from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada who are known for their impressive harmonies and fun loving attitude. These ladies have had impressive success over the past eight years – including various opening slots for some of US and Canada’s biggest artists, performing the Canadian National Anthem at an Edmonton Eskimos football game and Canadian Finals Rodeo, as well as playing at some of Alberta’s finest festivals, rodeos, casinos, and high caliber gala events. They have received various awards for song writing and a highlight is their seven-time nomination for CMA Group of the Year and Fans Choice. With three successful CD releases under their belt, 13 single releases to Canadian Country Radio, four official videos, five lyric videos and more music on the fly, these angels are looking forward to the future and continue to soar!
GUITARFACE is the energetic, guitar-driven duo of Gordie Matthews and Jimmy Guiboche who combine their diverse mix of musical styles creating a fun, roots-based musical experience. They play a mix of cool, classic covers and also combine their skills steeped in blues, country, surf and rock and roll to create fine original songs as well. Together with the muscular grooves of the skilled rhythm section of Chris Brzezicki on bass, and Scotty Anderson on drums, the quartet is truly a force to be reckoned with!
RENEGADE STATION radio singles have garnered them much attention, and includes their Top 50 hit “Who’s Gonna Love Me Tonight” which also won them the inaugural Single of the Year award at the 2019 Country Music Alberta Awards. They also took home Group of the Year for 2015 and 2016, and the highly coveted Fans Choice Award in 2015. In 2016 Luanne was also nominated for a Canadian Country Music Award for Bass Player of the Year. Renegade Station is well known for their incredible harmonies, which has had them compared to Little Big Town, Fleetwood Mac and Lady A. That is what first drew them together, was their harmonies, and it is what continues to keep them together. That undeniable chemistry. Their energetic stage show always leaves fans wanting more.