Who is Jae Jin?
This soulful storyteller and creative has always been on a path of art, whether that is visual, performing, or music. He "officially" took his biggest leap in his musical journey by walking away from the comforts of a career to instead spend a year in NYC couch-surfing and staying afloat whether by playing shows (almost 100 in 2015), playing in the subways, and sharing his music and story wherever they would listen. He has recently garnered the attention of the music industry as an emerging force as a "soulful singer and skilled songwriter." Jae has been touring not just here in the US, but also the world (London, Paris, Korea, Singapore) and is preparing to release new music in the coming months.
Similar to other "come-from-nowhere" stories, JAE JIN inadvertently and suddenly caught the attention of the world with a no-frills viral cover of a 1960s soul classic by Sam Cooke. What followed was interest from music labels, music executives, management firms, and even numerous major network reality TV shows.
After graduating from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in both undergraduate and graduate studies, and working in healthcare management, business, and social justice for numerous years, he found himself preparing to begin graduate studies in an MD/MBA program. Despite support from family and friends to continue down a well-defined career path, he boldly passed up the opportunity, favoring the passion he has for music, songwriting, and the creative arts, citing his source of courage as a two-time survivor.His passions have been honed by his experiences as a 14-year oncology patient and TWO-TIME SURVIVOR.
After 13 years in Baltimore, Jae packed his entire life into two suitcases, and relocated to New York City for all of 2015 as he began his musical journey. He played out almost 100 shows in his first year including even global shows in Paris and London. Jae successfully debuted his first album, titled KAIROS, which was done independently and released in late 2015. What followed was a stamp of approval and sign-off in the form of his first album distribution deal with Sony Music Global in Korea which has led to a mounting catalog of music featured in numerous Korean Dramas and TV shows in 2016.
Jae's creative passions have also given him an opportunity to study and work in the field of acting. He has been featured as a principal actor as a musician on the original NetFlix TV show, HOUSE OF CARDS and just recently won is first lead role in a short film which will be filmed later this summer.
His newest endeavors are constantly pushing his own boundaries and expectations. Jae believes that he is only at less than 5% of where he believes he will eventually get as an artist, writer, musician, and actor. He continues to work endlessly toward cultivating his crafts. Jae continues to travel the world and share his unique life story and music.