Briefography

 

A man of many varied talents, Joey Cee is noted as one of Canada’s successful entertainment entrepreneurs and a renaissance man. Over the past 53 years he has earned a reputation of being creative and diversified, managing to handle his projects with attention to detail. His hands-on approach applied towards all his productions has earned him accolades from his peers and the press. In 1988, Joey was chosen as one of the Top 50 Men of Influence in Peter Worthington’s “Influence Magazine”. On March 7th,1998, he was inducted into the RPM Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. He twice received the Digital Media Award for show production. In September 2014, he was honoured with a star in the Mississauga Walk of Fame and in May 2015, he was nominated for the Marty Awards’ Laurie Pallet Award by the Mississauga Arts Council.

Joey Cee, for the most part, finds himself comfortable behind the scenes. Even when he was recording as a vocalist with record releases on Capitol-EMI, Quality-Private Stock and London Records, you would only find his name on the writing credits and not as the performer because of the various pseudonyms he used on more than a dozen single releases. Only once on A&M Records and on his own JCO Records did he reveal his identity.

In the past he has been responsible for many entertainment milestones including: publishing Canada’s “first” all-Canadian music magazine Music Canada Quarterly; producing Music Canada the first all-Canadian radio feature for national syndication on CBC Radio; instrumental in the launch of the careers of such recording artists as The Guess Who, Steppenwolf, Dan Hill and others; publishing the music industry weekly trade newspaper Record Week – the predecessor to The Record; first to record and commercially release “Any Dream Will Do”/”Close Every Door” from Webber & Rice’s Joseph & The Technicolor Dreamcoat; co-ordinated the Canadian publicity and promotion for “We Are The World”; produced the city proclaimed Canada Day events in Los Angeles (Hollywood) for two consecutive years; responsible for nominating and orchestrating the star-studded dedication ceremonies on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for film director Norman Jewison; writing, co-ordinating, recording and releasing the Red Cross Tornado Relief recording “Nature’s Eyes” by the Voices of Hope featuring more than 75 Canadian performers; including Helen Reddy and producing the infamous Hot Spots Reports for top radio stations in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Buffalo and Montreal.

Joey Cee is the associate producer of the annual, Beaches International Jazz Festival, Streetfest and the former PartiGras Festivals at the Distillery in Toronto, as well as co-producer of the annual Country 95.3 Country Jam on Canada Day (at Sunnyside Beach and Woodbine Parks), and the former KISS-FM new Country Festival (in the Beaches). He also recently produced several installments of the star-studded International Digital Media Awards in Toronto. Since October 2006 he has produced The Chocolate Ball and The Toronto Chocolate Festival which features more than a dozen individual chocolate related events. These are also fundraisers for The Prostate and Breast Cancer Initiatives Fund, as well as SickKids Hospital.

Joey Cee is also the publisher and editor-in-chief of the city’s very popular HOToronto Magazine (now in its 21st year), WOW Mississauga Magazine, What’s On Where International Destination Magazines, and is president of JCO Communications Inc., a company that produces and develops new festivals and events. In 2011, he launched the annual Toronto Luxury Chocolate Show which is held at Roy Thomson Hall.

He is also owner and in-house producer for Nightflite Records which recently produced and released the first Christmas album by the world renowned Famous PEOPLE Players in the fall of 2006. Now re-named Nightflite Music + Entertainment, his company mentors and develops new music talent with Joey serving as chief consultant along with a team of industry professionals who help guide and direct talent through the maze of music industry musts.

Currently, Joey Cee is continuing with the Toronto Chocolate Festival as new segments of the Festival are added on each year. 2016 marks the 11th year for the Festival. As well as adding the Vaughan Chocolate Ball in 2010, and a one time Chocolate Ball in Hamilton, plans are well under way to launch in other U.S. and Canadian cities.

Included in his Toronto On Demand publishing roster are GALAvanting Magazine, Shows and Exhibitions Magazine, Curtains Up Magazine, Festivals + Special Events Magazine and What’s On Where Magazines. Supplements include the Beaches International Jazz Festival Program. In early 2016 he will be introducing the all new (International) Chocolate Affairs Magazine.

Joey is currently writing his first book based on his life in the Canadian Music Business, which is planned for launch by the end of 2016.

 

 

Contact Joey

JCO Communications Inc.
5405 Durie Road
Mississauga, ON L5M 2C8
(905) 593-1608
joeycee@rogers.com

About Joey Cee

Joey Cee's professional career started at 4 o'clock in the afternoon of January 9th, 1963 in Toronto in a small dance hall at Euclid Ave. and College Street, in the area that is now known as Little Italy. It was the heyday of rock "n" roll and the advent of American pop extreme. With the introduction of the Motown sound... Read More

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