The D.C. Jazz Fest in 2005.

The D.C. Jazz Fest in 2005.

The D.C. Jazz festival is now more than a decade old, bringing nationally and internationally known musicians to perform in venues around the region for a week of music. Local jazz composer and saxophonist, Elijah Jamal Balbad, and members of his band are featured in this year’s festival. He joins us in studio, along with the festival’s director.


  • Elijah Jamal Balbed Jazz composer and saxophonist
  • Sunny Sumter Executive Director, DC Jazz Festival
  • Eliot Seppa Jazz artist, bass player
  • Mark Meadows Jazz artist, keyboard player

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