The Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio @ Paintbox Bistro March 22, 2013

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TORONTO, March 14, 2013… Paintbox Bistro and Canadian Music Fest brings incredible live music to Regent Park on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8pm, featuring The Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio.
Pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo’s musical career has progressed rapidly as one of the first graduates of the Dixon Hall and Regent Park School of Music programs. He furthered his musical education at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and since returning to Toronto, has performed with his own trio and many other ensembles. He has also, at a very young age, become a beacon to young musicians from underprivileged backgrounds, through the formation of his organization, the Thompson T. Egbo-Egbo Arts Foundation. Joining Thompson are bassist Randall Hall and drummer Max Roach.
Doors: 5:30PM / Show: 8:00PM
Dinner package including performance is available for $45.
Performance only: FREE cover with Canadian Music Fest Wristband.
Space limited. For details/reservations call 647.748.0555.
This Jazz performance is part of the SEASON OF ENTERTAINMENT lineup ‘Sponsored by The Daniels Corporation’ during 2013 with “must-see” events in a neighbourhood-friendly venue in the heart of Toronto’s Regent Park revitalization during February, March and April 2013.


Thompson Egbo- Egbo (Pianist)

SEASON OF ENTERTAINMENT – Upcoming Jazz Series Lineup
ü Saturday, April 13,2013  @ 8 pm – JANE BUNNETT with HILARIO DURAN
Saxophonist, flautist Jane Bunnett has an international reputation not only as a performer, but as a bridger of cultures. She has visited Cuba more than 100 times, taking instruments and teachers to help young Cuban musicians come to Canada to further their studies and careers. One of those early arrivals is pianist Hilario Duran, now a well-known and dynamic presence in Toronto’s jazz and Latin music circles. They perform and tour together often in large ensembles. For this performance at Paintbox Bistro, their performance will be an intimate, inside look at the music, in a pared–down duo format.
ü Saturday, April 22,2013  @ 8 pm – JOE SEALY TRIO
Pianist Joe Sealy has enjoyed a highly successful career as a musician, composer, recording artist and radio broadcaster. His powerful 1997 album, Africville Suite won a Juno Award, and in 2010, he was named a Member of the Order of Canada.  Joe will perform with his long-time musical partner, bassist Paul Novotny and drummer Daniel Barnes.
Reservations at Paintbox Bistro are recommended for performances by calling
(647) 748-0555.

Show included with $45 dinner package.
Paintbox Bistro: 555 Dundas Street East, Toronto in Regent Park brings a new live performance venue to Torontonians. Paintbox Bistro is the latest component in the revitalization of Regent Park that is rapidly making it the newest must-visit, distinctive Toronto neighbourhood, transforming not just the architecture and amenities of this vital community, but also the lives of its residents.
Special thanks to Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto for generously providing a piano as part of this Jazz Series.

About Paintbox Bistro & Catering:
Located at 555 Dundas St. East, Toronto, Paintbox Bistro is open Monday to Sunday, from 11:30am to 2:00am. Paintbox is a rapidly growing corporation, offering and social enterprise located in the heart of Regent Park – a place where Regent Park meets the broader Toronto community. Its cuisine is a playful celebration of local abundance, full of inspiration from the community – a balance of complete culinary technique and whimsy, featuring strong, earthy flavours and naturalistic presentation. Paintbox prides itself in being innovative, offering a level of food and service that is unfamiliar to Toronto, and truly thinking outside of the box! Paintbox doesn’t aspire to be “trendy”; but a high volume restaurant that produces beautiful dishes while maintaining a strong social mandate. Tucked into the corner of the Daniels Spectrum – the new cultural hub in Regent Park – Paintbox Bistro offers a fun and welcoming environment to dine and dish with friends, or relax with cocktails and live entertainment.
Paintbox is a social enterprise, providing employment, training, and career development to residents of Regent Park and other close-by marginalized communities. Almost all of the charming staff are from the neighbourhood or other close by marginalized communities and have been offered the opportunity to study at George Brown College, one of North America’s top 10 culinary schools, in the Chefs program.

Paintbox is a true expression of what is going on in Regent Park – offering compassion and empowerment to those within the community who have become isolated. A restaurant that strives to sustain a community’s hopes.
David Eisenstadt / Sohini Bhattacharya
The Communications Group Inc. (tcgpr) /
416-696-9900 ext. 36 / 24

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