* Elijah Jamal Balbed, Isabelle de Leon and Mark G. Meadows (Livestream)

July 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Strathmore Facebook Page

Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed was born and raised in Silver Spring and is a consummate student of the D.C. music scene: He’s equally comfortable blowing some burnished, buoyant hard-bop as he is grooving in the pocket of a go-go band. He can often be found leading groups of some of the other younger statesman of D.C. jazz through originals and standards that swing just right.

He performs with two regular collaborators: drummer Isabelle De Leon, a fluid performer who is well-versed in jazz, pop and rock and pianist Mark G. Meadows, who brings a softness and shimmer to all his works.

The trio performs at the Strathmore Mansion for a show that will be streamed on Strathmore’s Facebook page.



Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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