Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd

The JoGo Project

Monday, June 12, 2023, 7:00 PM

Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd
The JoGo Project

Wed, Jun 7, 7 p.m.
Songbyrd Music House

Stomp your feet to the go-go beat of Washington Area Music Award-winning band The JoGo Project! This high-energy super group is will have you dancing to the jazz-infused groove.

The JoGo Project is a WAMMIE Award winning band based in Washington, DC that fuses many styles of music, but with Jazz harmonies and a driving Go-Go beat at its core. JoGo was founded in 2014 by DC Native and a prominent figure on the Jazz scene Elijah Jamal Balbed during his residency at Strathmore following an inspirational experience working with the “Godfather of Go-Go” Chuck Brown. JoGo has since performed at many notable DC area venues such as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Theatre, Strathmore, Fort Dupont and DC Jazz Festival. Since June of 2021, JoGo has maintained a monthly residency Keystone Korner, a historic venue where the likes of Grover Washington and Patrice Rushen have performed. Most recently, Elijah was included in a published book called “DC Go-Go: Ten Years Backstage” by Chip Py – Chuck Brown’s last (and only) official photographer.

This event is free. Advanced registration required.

This event is part of the Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd—a free, four-part concert series offering a monthly musical oasis to D.C.-music lovers of all kinds. Ranging from March to June of 2023, the Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd features local artists performing a wide array of genres. Acts include Helen Hayes Award-winning vocalist Nova Y. Payton, folk band Justin Trawick and the Common Good, electronic fusion group The Inner Temples Electronic Music Ensemble ft. DJ Adrian Loving, and the jazz infused go-go band The JoGo Project.

Our Partners

Mars Arts D.C. is a partnership of Mars, Incorporated and Washington Performing Arts, with support from Jacqueline Badger Mars.

The Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd is made possible through the generous support of Gary and Silvia Yacoubian/SVS.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

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