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Takoma Station Tavern

Elijah Jamal Balbed Quartet

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Elijah Jamal Balbed Quartet
Elijah Jamal Balbed Quartet

Time & Location

Jan 29, 2022, 7:00 PM

Takoma Station Tavern, 6914 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20012, USA

About the Event

Doors open: 6:30pm

Show starts: 7:00pm

$15 in advance, $20 day of show

Masks and proof of vaccination required

Elijah Jamal Balbed (saxophones), Tim Brey (piano), Eliot Seppa (bass), Kelton Norris (drums)

Elijah Jamal Balbed is one of the premiere Jazz Artists in  Washington, DC. He has been named Best Tenor Saxophonist and Best New  Jazz Musician by the Washington City Paper, and has had several media  features including Capital Bop, Smithsonian Magazine, OnTap Magazine  (now District Fray), and The Washington Post. An alumnus of the  legendary Jazz Studies program at Howard University, Elijah has  established himself as a versatile musician with several musical  projects and interests. Elijah and his band the EJB Quartet were the  winners of the 2020 DC Jazz Prix for their performance of Elijah's  acclaimed body of work "The Karma Suite".

In addition to Jazz, Elijah has a deep love for DC’s indigenous music  known as Go-Go. Elijah performed with The Godfather of Go-Go Chuck  Brown from 2011 until Mr. Brown’s passing in 2012. In 2014, Elijah  founded The JoGo Project - a Jazz / Go-Go fusion band dedicated to  promoting and preserving the legacy of DC’s unique art form. Since then,  the band has become one of the only Go-Go bands today consistently  writing and producing original music.

Between 2013-15, Elijah participated in residencies at The Kennedy  Center (Jazz Ahead Program), Strathmore, Bohemian Caverns, and  202Creates. In 2018, Elijah was named a 202Creates Resident Artist. In  2019, Elijah and JoGo Project won a WAMMIE Award for Best Go-Go Song  ("Dear Draylen"). Currently, Elijah is a resident artist & instructor  at Suitland High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, as well as  the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra.

Elijah has also established himself as an International  Artist having performed in Japan, the United Kingdom, Qatar, and on the  Capital Jazz Cruise, which took Elijah around the Caribbean gave him the opportunity to perform with Mike Phillips,  Lalah Hathaway, Eric Roberson, Jonathan Butler, Maysa, Raheem DeVaughn, Avery Sunshine, and many others. In 2018 and 2019, Elijah went on  cultural diplomacy tours in Russia on behalf of the U.S. State  Department. In 2021, Elijah traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to perform  at the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival (or PAPJAZZ). 


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