Bloom at Good Hope: Elijah Jamal Balbed & The Jogo Project

Bloom at Good Hope Concert Series

Elijah Jamal Balbed & The Jogo Project

The JoGo Big Band Holiday Show


Sat, December 14, 2024 | 5pm

Free / Pay What You Can


Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center
14715 Good Hope Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20905


60 minutes

As a 2014 Strathmore Artist in Residence, DC-native Elijah Jamal Balbed launched The JoGo Project, a jazz-infused go-go band inspired by his time performing with the Godfather of Go-Go himself, the late Chuck Brown. A mainstay in the District's music scene, the Wammie Award-winning group has written and released several original songs, collaborated with the legendary Sugar Bear, and made history as the first go-go band to perform in Russia. In 2022, Balbed expanded The JoGo Project's lineup to include three saxophones, trumpets, and trombones, combining the sound of a traditional big band with the rhythm of jazz and the spirit of DC go-go music.   

This free concert at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center is part of Bloom by Strathmore, which strives to create community and expand access to the arts. View upcoming Bloom concerts.

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