• BACK-TO-BACK ALL-STAR TRAVELING LOFTS IN SEPTEMBER + OCTOBER
• OUR SECOND-EVER SPOTLIGHT RESIDENCY, FEAT. ELIJAH JAMAL BALBED
SPOTLIGHT RESIDENCY, SEPTEMBER 2018:
ELIJAH JAMAL BALBED
Saturday, Sep 29, 7:30 + 9 p.m. Sunday, Sep 30, 6 + 7:30 p.m.
Local 16: 1602 U St NW
Student concert/workshop, Friday, Sep 28 at 6 p.m. at Sitar Arts Center
It’s been said by more than a few people that Elijah Jamal Balbed is the hardest-working young saxophonist in D.C. Balbed is a mainstay of the D.C. scene, a devoted musician with the dedication and the vision to match his fearsome chops. Boasting a wide vocabulary and a steady, grounded tone on the tenor saxophone, this young lion has a lot to say, and we’re excited to hear him bring his musical message to our second-ever Spotlight Residency on Sep. 28-30.
Sunday, October 7 at 7 p.m.
Educational component TBA
Opening set from Susan Alcorn
NYU in DC — 1307 L St. NW
On Sunday, Oct. 7, our fall Traveling Loft will feature Tiger Trio, an international all-star group of improvisers, at NYU in Washington’s Abramson Family Auditorium. The trio features Myra Melford on piano, Nicole Mitchell on flute and Joëlle Léandre on upright bass, who are all primary players in the improvised music world. Together they come up with something even bigger and greater than the sum of it parts; veteran critic Ken Waxman says the trio makes “unique, affirmative music that demands no qualifier.”
This concert is supported in part by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.