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Abby Schaffer

Abby performs jazz vocals in the Washington, DC area. Abby has performed at venues ranging from the New Orleans Superdome to Pittsburgh's Carnegie Hall, to the radio waves of Burning Man, and for members of the Congressional Black Congress. Abby sings jazz standards, bossa nova, r&b, rock and pop covers, scatting, and originals, at events and clubs in the DC area, and wherever a voice can be raised.

Elijah Jamal Balbed

Saxophonist, composer, educator, and activist Elijah Jamal Balbed is a native of Washington, DC, currently splitting his time between DC and New York. An alumnus of Howard University's legendary Jazz program, Elijah has since  been named Artist of the Year (2016), Best Tenor Saxophonist (2013) and Best New Jazz Musician (2010) by the Washington City Paper, and has participated in residencies at the Kennedy Center (Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead), Strathmore, Bohemian Caverns, and a month-long stint at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar.