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Sat, Apr 01


Takoma Station Tavern

Elijah Jamal Balbed & the Beltway Horns


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Elijah Jamal Balbed & the Beltway Horns
Elijah Jamal Balbed & the Beltway Horns

Time & Location

Apr 01, 2023, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT

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

About the Event

Doors open: 7:30pm

Show starts: 8:00pm

Advance tickets $15

Day of show $20

Parties of 4 or more can reserve a table for an additional $25. Contact

Minors welcome but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

When Elijah and the Beltway Horns played Takoma Station in 2022, it was a rolicking great time. Now they're coming back and expect no less fun this time around! Featuring Elijah Jamal Balbed on saxophone & keyboard, Greg Boyer on trombone & vocals, Brad Clement on trumpet, Zachary Cutler on guitar, Walter Cosby on bass and Dante Pope on drums.

Elijah  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,  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.

Since then, Elijah has also established himself as an International Artist having performed in Japan, the United Kingdom, Qatar, and on the Capital Jazz Cruise which has taken Elijah all around the Caribbean Islands and given 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). Elijah maintains a full performance schedule and will be touring this Summer and Fall.


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