After a life-changing opportunity to perform with Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, during his sophomore year at Howard University, D.C. native Elijah Balbed knew he had to pay homage to the locally-grown genre in his future work. During his time as a Strathmore Artist in Residence in 2014, saxophonist Balbed founded The JoGo Project as a fusion of jazz harmonies with the unmistakable driving beats of Go-Go. The group has since become a D.C. mainstay, performing originals as well as arrangements of songs less commonly performed in the Go-Go idiom, such as "Free" by Deniece Williams and "Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves. Join The JoGo Project on the Lawn for the kind of summer night you can only find around the District!
Live from the Lawn: Elijah Balbed & The JoGo Project
The Gudelsky Gazebo
75-90 minutes, no intermission