President & Co-Founder
Denise Jones was named one of the Toronto Star's "People With Clout" in the Entertainment Industry and the company has earned Gold and Platinum Records for its independent music and entertainment marketing as well as JUNO Awards for contribution to the Canadian Music and Entertainment Industries. Denise received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Urban Music Association of Canada, for her contribution to the development of the Canadian music industry and most recently a Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in Entertainment.
Jones & Jones’ Marketing and Promotion services have been engaged for some of Canada’s largest events including Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto, CHIN Picnic and It’s Your Festival in Hamilton. Denise is an engaging speaker and an entertaining event host. Passionate about taking events and branding objectives to the next level, creativity and energy drive Denise’s marketing and event design.
She is founding Chair of the Reggae Category of the JUNO Awards and has served as VP Education and VP Marketing of CanSPEP - Canadian Association Of Special Event Planners. Currently, Denise is a member of the Brampton Board of Trade, BBOT and served on the Board of Directors for two terms. Denise has been involved with the BBOT Ladies on the Links golf tournament, sits on the Membership and Diversity committee. Denise is also a member of Jamaica Diaspora Canada Foundation and sits on the board of Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation of Canada.
VP Sales & Marketing & Co-Founder
Allan Jones is founding partner of Jones & Jones Productions and is co-founder of the JAMBANA™ One World Festival. He is also a familiar face and voice in the Canadian multi-cultural arts community.
For over 25 years Allan has maintained active involvement in the Canadian pharmaceutical industry. In May 2011, he was presented with a Media Award of Excellence by the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario, for his contributions to sickle cell disease awareness. As a Health & Wellness Consultant, Allan has worked with the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association and a number of Community Health Centres. He is also a health columnist with Pride Newsmagazine, a leading Caribbean weekly publication.
As a broadcaster, Allan Jones hosted and produced “The Musical Triangle”, a popular weekly two hour topical Black-focused show, on CKLN Radio (Ryerson University), for 3½ years. For a year, he co-hosted “Grapevine” a talk show on G98.7 FM, and was a Producer and the station’s Medical Specialist. Early 2014 he joined CHRY Radio at York University, and is the host and producer of his weekly talk show, “Allan Bucka Jones LIVE”, heard on Sundays from 3pm to 5pm.
In all his areas of involvement, Allan Bucka Jones incorporates health promotion, with a great emphasis on diseases like prostate cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases. He is a strong advocate for a diversity approach to healthcare in Canada, which reflects the different ethnicities that make up the fabric of our nation.