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

The EJB Quartet - Winners of the 2020 DC Jazz Prix!