* The Jo-Go Project (Livestream)

July 23, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
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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. On that note, he learned at the feet of the great man himself; Chuck Brown, the godfather of go-go music. He goes from sax sideman in the Brown band to leading his own jazz-go-go fusion joint, the Jo-Go Project. The 10-piece group combines the infinitely infectious go-go groove with more winding jazz improvisation.




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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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