"The story of this album is not simply the story of one immensely talented musician, but one of the contemporary history of D.C. jazz"
-Luke Stewart, CapitalBop on Lessons From the Streets 
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"He is on the Rollins path, the Trane track. His level of maturity on the saxophone and in his solos are nothing short of frightening."
-Giovanni Russonello, Capital Bop on Checking In

"Once the city's Best New Jazz Musician, he's evolved into the Hardest Working Man in Washington. (Suck it, Obama.)"
-Mike West, Washington City Paper
(FULL ARTICLE)
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Lessons From the Streets was named among the Top 5 Jazz Albums in DC by Capital Bop!!

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From Elijah's recent residency at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar with Richard Johnson, Gregory Generet, Barry Stephenson, and Billy Williams Jr.

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EJB's NYC Debut @ The Iridium

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LESSONS FROM THE STREETS is now available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, or right here!!! Order or download your copy today!

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Lessons From the Streets

by Elijah Jamal Balbed

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