Jazz in the 'Hoods:
Elijah Jamal Balbed Quartet

Saturday, June 15, noon - 2pm
Free Admission | No Parking On Site

Enjoy live jazz in the Sculpture Garden!

The Elijah Jamal Balbed Quartet returns to The Kreeger Museum as part of the 2019 DC Jazz Festival's Jazz in the 'Hoods

Music and art come together for this free outdoor concert in the Sculpture Garden. Explore contemporary sculpture on the grounds, wander the galleries, or just find a seat on the Sculpture Terrace to listen to DC musician Elijah Jamal Balbed perform with his quartet.

Come early to visit one of our food trucks!
Picnic blankets are welcome in the Sculpture Garden

No lawn chairs are allowed on Museum grounds. Your cooperation helps us protect artwork in Sculpture Garden.


About the Artist

Elijah Jamal Balbed is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator from Washington, DC. An alumnus of Howard University's legendary Jazz program, Elijah has been named Artist of the Year (2016), Best Tenor Saxophonist (2013) and Best New Jazz Musician (2010) by the Washington City Paper, and has participated in residencies at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead), DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (202Creates), Strathmore, the historic (and now defunct) Jazz club Bohemian Caverns, and a month-long stint at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar.

In addition to Jazz, Elijah is equally dedicated to Go-Go music - Washington, DC's indigenous style of music created by Chuck Brown. In 2014, Elijah formed a band dedicated to continuing the legacy of Chuck Brown - The JoGo Project.

Jazz in the ‘Hoods, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Jazz in the 'Hoods unites DC in a citywide partnership and presenting a mix of local and nationally recognized artists.

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