Junior Jazz Jam featuring the Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio!
Saturday, June 14, 10:00am-11:00am.
JAZZ.FM9, The Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing present Junior Jazz Jam, a free monthly interactive music series for kids at the Paintbox Bistro. The series will feature six unique educational events for children (age 10 and under) and families and will take place during the Paintbox Bistro’s outstanding Saturday morning brunch, allowing families to enjoy an engaging weekend activity in a relaxed environment.
The event on Saturday, June 14th features the Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio!
Bring the family for brunch! Entertain the kids with a unique jazz experience!
Have fun with jazz and technology!
Sing and clap along with a swinging jazz trio!
Sit in with the band and jam using souped up iPads!
iJazz is an interactive presentation that combines jazz and technology. It’s Orff meets the high tech world! Thompson Egbo-Egbo and his dynamic trio will perform various songs and demonstrate how they are put together, with plenty of opportunities to sing and clap along. Audience members will able to try their hand at improvisation using special iPads set up to make jamming easy and fun! Come and experience iJazz and give improvising a try!
Featuring: Thompson Egbo-Egbo, piano; Randall Hall, bass; Max Roach, drums.
Thompson Egbo-Egbo is an accomplished pianist and composer based in Toronto. A native of Nigeria, his family moved to Canada when Thompson was four years old. His musical education has included tutelage at the Dixon Hall Music School, Humber College, and the Berklee College of Music.
Egbo-Egbo’s musical Journey has taken him from playing the tuba across Canada with the Hannaford Street Youth Band to performing on stage at the Hackney Empire theatre in East End London with the Canadian production “Da Kink In My Hair.” He toured with Canadian R&B sensation Ayah and performed with Afro-punk artist Siadah Baba Talibah. He also writes movie scores and composes music for the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre.
Thompson established the Thompson T. Egbo-Egbo Arts Foundation to help children experience music education regardless of their social and economic circumstances. He also runs a program for kids in the Jane-Finch area teaching electronic composition and teaches at the Regent Park School of Music.
Learn more about Thompson at his website: http://egbo.ca/
For more information on the series, visit www.jazz.fm
Junior Jazz Jam is presented by: The Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing
A monthly series designed to foster an appreciation for the musical arts, the Junior Jazz Jam series features a select group of exceptional musician educators from a diversity of backgrounds presenting engaging musical workshops for children. Using the music of a variety of cultures, each Junior Jazz Jam features audience participation including singing, clapping, and dancing as well as the introduction of elementary music concepts.