Saxophonist, composer, educator, and activist Elijah Jamal Balbed hails from Washington, DC. A graduate of Howard University, Elijah has participated in residencies at Strathmore, Bohemian Caverns, Kennedy Center (Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead), and Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. Best known for performing with the late, great Chuck Brown (the Godfather of DC's "Go-Go Music"), Balbed's performance credits also include Nicholas Payton, Paul Bollenback, Kirk Whalum, Lalah Hathaway, Eric Benet, Dr. John, Raheem DeVaughn, and Go-Go/Hip-Hop legends Doug E. Fresh, Sugar Bear, and DJ Kool. Elijah is currently a member of the Chuck Brown Legacy Band, Keith Killgo & The Blackbyrds, and The JoGo Project - a 9-piece ensemble that fuses elements of Jazz and Go-Go musics to create a fresh, new sound.
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