The EJB Quartet - Winners of the 2020 DC Jazz Prix

The EJB Quartet - Winners of the 2020 DC Jazz Prix

Balbed had been deeply unsettled by the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, ... composing "The Karma Suite" allowed him to channel those feelings to a creative end.” - Jackson Sinnenburg

Capital Bop

Balbed’s presence on D.C.’s jazz scene is extremely important. With every session where he “checks in,” he brings a positive attitude and a level of musicality that makes everyone on the bandstand want to step up their game.” - Luke Stewart

Capital Bop

Checking In is so soulful it practically gets up on its own and does the boogaloo.” - Michael J West

Washington City Paper