JoGo Project

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The JoGo Project is a WAMMIE Award-winning Jazz and Go-Go fusion band from Washington, DC founded in 2014 by DC Native Elijah Jamal Balbed, who performed with the late, great Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown. Elijah played in Chuck's band from May of 2011 until Mr. Brown's passing the following year. Elijah's last gig with Chuck was in February 2012 and the last few songs were recorded on a camera phone from an audience member. A few years later, Elijah was accepted into the Artist-in-Residence program at Strathmore and decided it was time to start a band to continue Chuck's legacy and bring his Jazz and Go-Go worlds together - hence The JoGo Project. Nine years later, JoGo has become a mainstay in the DC music community and is dedicated as ever to keeping DC's Go-Go music alive while also exploring new sounds and repertoire. Over the years, the band has written several original songs and arrangements, having recorded an EP and several singles including a collaboration with the legendary Sugar Bear. In 2017, JoGo Project was commissioned to write 3 original works that were exclusively featured in the video game Tom Clancy's The Division 2. 

Carlyle Room

1350 I Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

  • (202) 516-5971
  • Garage entrance is on 14th Street. There is an $8 parking fee with validation from Carlyle Room.

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