Say It Loud: The JoGo Project featuring Elijah Jamal Balbed & Desiree Jordan Tickets
About Say It Loud: The JoGo Project featuring Elijah Jamal Balbed & Desiree Jordan
"The JoGo Project is an ensemble based in Washington, DC dedicated to preserving and promoting DC's indigenous music - Go-Go. JoGo was formed in 2014 by Elijah Jamal Balbed - a DC native and Saxophonist who performed with The Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown from 2011 until Chuck's passing in May of 2012. JoGo continues in the tradition of Chuck Brown by keeping the Jazz elements prominent in the music. Known for a high-energy performance, strong vocals, and one of the baddest percussionists around, JoGo will have you on your feet and sweaty by the end. Bring your dancing shoes and a towel - you'll need it! And don't forget, Jazz + Go-Go = JoGo. Desiree Jordan is a vocal music performer, recording artist, pianist, and producer on a quest to #KeepGoodMusicAlive -- delivering a message of love and light with gifts described as angelic and “Anointed.” Interpreting music from Gospel to Classical, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz and Funk, Soul, to Pop and Electronic, Desiree has shared her musical gifts nationally and internationally. She is honored to have performed on famed stages such as Washington DC’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Blues Alley Jazz Supper Club and City Winery; NYC’s Sounds of Brazil (S.O.B.’s), B.B. Kings Blues Club, and The Shrine World Music Venue; and more. Desiree has led music workshops in the U.S. East Coast, Mid-West and the Caribbean. "