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21 October — Get ready to JAM!

Now if you are living in Auckland and are free at lunch time on the 21st October (This Thursday!) Then this is something you will NOT want to miss!

All our Buskers are putting their talent out on display at Aotea Square from 12-1pm.

Come along to see a selection of the teams busking, and you might get some goodies too.

Here are a list of the teams that may be busking:

  • Ben Matthews
  • Girl Meets Uke
  • Jaime and Bianca
  • Lew & Eddy
  • Ponsonby Pipers
  • Rock U
  • The 4 O’clock Jammers
  • The Balzats
  • The Foxy Stars
  • The Jamsta
  • Velvet Vocals

So come along and support your favourite team. It’s going to be a blast! And a little birdy tells me that ZM’s Black Thunders will be there as well as Ray Woolf and Ben Lummis! So what more excuse do you need to take a long lunch.

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Meet our Celebrity Judges

Greetings StarJam Blog Readers

Temuera Morrison, Ben Lummis & Ray Woolf will be joining us to judge all your fantastic Videos! So, lets learn a little more about them.

Temuera Morrison
Temuera Morrison
Temuera Morrison is best known perhaps for his role on Shortland Street (Well in my books anyhow) But we have seen him on the silver screen in many different roles, including Star Wars, Once were warriors and River Queen.

Ben Lummis

Ben Lumis
Ben Lummis has been a massive supporter of StarJam since 1998 and has sung with and mentored many of our aspiring singers. He shot to fame as the first ever winner of NZ Idol we just love him here.

Ray Woolf

Ray Woolf has been with us from the get-go. He kindly accepted our invitation to perform at the StarJam launch in November 2002 and we have been lucky enough to have him around ever since. Ray is one of our show business icons with almost 50 years of performing under his belt. It has been great to have this household name on our programme and in 2007 we were proud to offer him a Jambassadorship. Because Ray has been around since the beginning he has seen many of our original jammers grow up and blossom. Ray says he gets quite a kick out of performing with the jammers and guess what Ray? They get a kick out of performing with you too!!

We have lots of prizes up for grabs just take a peek! Seriously, who is going to be able to resist this great prize? Return tickets for two to Los Angeles flying Air New Zealand premium economy and visit to the set of Criminal Minds for the team that raises the most money via online fundraising.

Prizes to be judged by our fantastic celebrity panel include:
• Return flights for two to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane flying Air New Zealand
• Luxury family weekend on Waiheke Island
• Many prizes of a year’s supply of Barker’s Jam
• And many more…

For these categories:
• Best video of a Money for Jam busking session
• The craziest location for a Money for Jam busking session
• The worst singing on a Money for Jam video
• Best photo of a Money for Jam busking team
• Best name for your team of buskers

We haven’t forgotten those of you who have helped to spread the Jam by joining our facebook page, prizes for Supporters who “Like” Money4Jam’s Facebook page.

If you “like” Money4Jam on Facebook you go in the draw for:
• A performance by a group of StarJam kids for your event/party (Auckland only)
• Five prizes of a year’s supply of Barker’s Jam
• A StarJam T-shirt signed by Dominic Bowden
• A Hollywood T-shirt signed by Dominic Bowden
• And many more…

What better reason is there to get involved with such a great cause? So come on, reach for that guitar, pick up the camera and busk, busk, busk! And if you can’t sing? Not to worry, just check out all our current buskers, pick your favourite and set to supporting them!

Best wishes


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Money4Jam is here

Dum dum da. Triumphant trumpets and bugles blowing announce the online arrival of Money4Jam, StarJam’s way cool Busking Challenge. I could tell you all the great opportunities and the very tempting prizes for you and your mates but best you go and have a look at the website. You’ll see people from Hollywood raving about it…… not hundreds of them…. yet. You’ll enjoy seeing Joe Mantegna from TV1’s hit show Criminal Minds and also Dominic Bowden, our very own Kiwi star now based in LA. We’ll keep you posted about all the teams who are signing up. The sooner you sign up, the nearer the top of the website you will be 🙂 If you make a video of your busking and load it up, it will be considered for a very special prize and even better celebrity judges Temuera Morrison, Ben Lummis and Ray Woolf will look at the videos to decide the winner. Yes, all very exciting. J

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