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Wednesday, September 7, 2022$25 – $35
Seating times: 7:00pm & 8:30pm. Doors open 30 minutes early.
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Black Cat JAZZ@theEDGE!! Presents: EJB Quartet
(winners of the 2020 DC Jazz Prix)
Elijah Jamal Balbed – Saxophone
Michael Potter – Piano
Knox Barber – Bass
Kelton Norris – Drums
Elijah Jamal Balbed is one of the premiere Jazz Artists in Washington, DC. Leader of the EJB Quartet – winning band of the 2020 DC Jazz Prix Competition, Elijah has also been named Best Tenor Saxophonist and Best New Jazz Musician by the Washington City Paper and has been featured in various publications such as WBGO, The Washington Post, Capital Bop, and Smithsonian Magazine. Elijah has performed and recorded with Cyrus Chestnut, Mike Phillips, Patti Austin, Benny Benack III, to name a few. Elijah has also performed and toured with Winard Harper & Jeli Posse, The Blackbyrds, and The Godfather of Go-Go – Chuck Brown.
Over the last decade, Elijah has traveled around the world, performing in Japan, the United Kingdom, Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha (Qatar), and on the Capital Jazz Cruise which has taken him all around the Caribbean Islands. In 2018 and 2019, Elijah led cultural diplomacy tours in Russia on behalf of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Consulate in Yekaterinburg, sponsored by the Forum for Cultural Exchange (FCE). Most recently Elijah performed at the 2021 Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival (#PAPJAZZ) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. When Elijah is not traveling, he dedicates his time at home to education and passing down the knowledge he’s learned to the younger generations who haven’t had the chance to connect with the masters the way Elijah has been fortunate to.
For more information go to www.ejbjazz.com, www.jogoproject.com or follow on Social Media @ejbjazz @thejogoproject