Jalen N’Gonda hails from Maryland, USA, but chose the city of Liverpool to flourish as a musician.
Since arriving in the UK in mid-2014, the softly spoken and humble 21-year-old has been studying music at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). It was at the age of 11 he began getting into music, inspired by his father’s collection of jazz, hip-hop, soul and classical records. Fast forward ten years and Jalen is studying in the UK, announced by the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) Academy as one of its ‘Most Ready’ artists for 2015. Since then, Jalen has played gigs across Liverpool and beyond, including the Fiesta Bombada and Liverpool SoulFest, supporting touring acts such as Frances and Martha Reeves. With his tender soulful voice and bluesy arrangements, Jaden will leave you no choice but to draw you into his world.