Jazz at The Kreeger

In collaboration with Elijah Jamal Balbed, The Kreeger Museum is honored and thrilled to present Jazz at The Kreeger, a series that furthers our mission to share music across the city. Now in its third year, this series supports and spotlights the wealth of musical talent in our metropolitan area.

The EJB Quartet Holiday Concert
Featuring Vocalist Crista Cueto

Saturday, December 16th | 3:00pm—4:00pm

Image courtesy of Nick Moreland Photography

Tickets: $30

Elijah Jamal Balbed - Saxophone / Flute
Crista Cueto - Vocals
Jon Ozment - Piano
Steve Arnold - Bass
Kelton Norris - Drums

Select pay what you can tickets are available upon request. Contact education@kreegermuseum.org to learn more. 

In the event that you must cancel your reservation, please email education@kreegermuseum.org as soon as possible so we can offer your seat to someone from our waiting list. Refunds will only be issued for cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance.

About the Artists

Elijah Jamal Balbed is one of the premiere Jazz Artists in Washington, DC. He has been named Best Tenor Saxophonist and Best New Jazz Musician by the Washington City Paper, and has had several media features including Capital Bop, Smithsonian Magazine, OnTap Magazine (now District Fray), and The Washington Post. An alumnus of the legendary Jazz Studies program at Howard University, Elijah has established himself as a versatile musician with several musical projects and endeavors. Elijah has participated in residencies such as Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program (2013), Strathmore Artist-in-Residence (2014), 202Creates (2018), to name a few. In 2018 & 2019, Elijah traveled to Russia leading two different bands on cultural diplomacy tours sponsored by the U.S. State Department. In 2019 Elijah's Jazz/Go-Go band "The JoGo Project" won the WAMMIE Award for "Best New Go-Go Song". The EJB Quartet were the winners of the 2020 DC Jazz Prix for their performance of Elijah's acclaimed body of work "The Karma Suite" - a series of compositions reflecting on the current state of affairs in the world. For more information go to www.balbedmusic.com or follow on social media @ejbjazz.

This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.