Elijah Jamal Balbed at An Die Musik Live

Nicole Connelly uploaded this event on June 27, 2016


An Die Musik Live
409 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD


Fri, July 1, 2016
8:00 pm



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Saxophonist, composer, educator, and advocate of the arts Elijah Jamal Balbed is a young, yet seasoned musician from the Washington, DC area. At the age of 26, Elijah has performed with music legends from varying genres including Lalah Hathaway, the late Butch Warren, and most notably the Godfather of Go-Go music; the late, great Chuck Brown. He prides himself in being a versatile musician who is able to perform comfortably in many different musical contexts. Elijah has been named Best New Jazz Musician (2011) and Best Tenor Saxophonist (2013) by the Washington City Paper, as well as participated in residencies at Bohemian Caverns (2011, 2014), Strathmore (2013), the Kennedy Center (Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program, 2014), and most recently a 5-week stint at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. He has two album credits as a leader, Checking In (2012) and Lessons From the Streets (2015), as well as many others as a sideman. The title track of "Checking In" made it to the final round of the International Songwriting Competition along with Omar Sosa (winner), Lionel Loueke, and Rene Marie. Elijah leads his own bands along the East Coast including the EJBTrio, Quartet, and Quintet, as well as his Jazz/Go-Go outfit The JoGo Project....

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