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Events at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Elijah Jamal Balbed: Jazz Night Performance

Join Loews Madison Hotel for our new jazz series, Friday and Saturday nights, 8-11 p.m. at PostScript lounge and bar, off the lobby. Come for music, dinner and drinks - no cover. (Loews Madison is at 1177 15th St. NW)

Elijah Jamal Balbed personifies the next generation of DC-bred jazz musicians – Capitol Bop calls him a young musician with an old soul. Named Best New Jazz Artist by the City Paper, he’s 2014 Artist-in-Residence at Strathmore and alumnus of the Kennedy Center’s Jazz Ahead program. He’s joined by Chris Grasso, piano, and Zack Pride, bass. Saxophonist and composer Elijah Jamal Balbed is a native of Washington, D.C.

Elijah cites his many teachers and mentors that steered him in the right direction, to name a few, Joan Rackey, Paul Carr, Charlie Young, and Fred Foss. Balbed's credits reach beyond the district, having performed in cities across the United States, as well as four cities in Japan (Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagano, and Karuizawa).