The Folk Forest. Saturday — 16:00
Soul and R&B singer-songwriter from Maryland, Jalen N'Gonda chose the city of Liverpool as the place in which he would flourish as a musician.
Since arriving in the UK in 2014, the softly spoken 21 year old has been studying music at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. At the age of 11, he was inspired by his father’s collection of jazz, hip-hop, soul and classical records which he has woven into his own musical style. Named by the LIMF Academy as one of its ‘Most Ready’ artists for 2015, Jalen returns this year following a number of live performances since Summer Jam, including Fiesta Bombada and Liverpool Soulfest, as well as supporting touring acts such as Frances and Martha Reeves.