Who Is Jae Jin?
Jae Jin is an Independent Global Recording Artist, Singer/Songwriter, and Actor (SAG-AFTRA). His award-winning debut full-length album, titled KAIROS was released independently with 3 tracks being pinned for GRAMMY consideration in 2016 in 3 different categories (Americana, R&B, & Pop). He has been recognized as an emerging force by the likes of Pat Monahan (Lead singer/songwriter of TRAIN), Russell Simmons (Def-Jam co-founder) and has also been featured on The Huffington Post, SOFARSOUNDS, WorldStarHipHop, the Communion Residency, & the Emmy Award-winning TV show, House of Cards.
This soulful storyteller and creative has always been on a path of art, whether that is visual, performing, or music. He took a big leap of faith in his musical journey by walking away from the comforts of a traditional career to instead pursue music full-time kicking off his journey in NYC. This atypical journey included couch-surfing, floor-surfing, and staying afloat whether by playing to anyone who would listen via house shows, in the subways, or in concerts. 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 in 2016 including concerts in London, Paris, Korea, and Singapore. He has been recognized as an emerging force by the likes of Pat Monahan (Train), Russell Simmons (Def-Jam co-founder), the prestigious Communion Residency, and has also been featured on The Huffington Post and WORLDSTAR. He is preparing to release new music in the coming year including debuting in Korean in South Korea where he received a distribution deal via Sony Music Global for his debut album, KAIROS which was created independently without the backing of a label. The distribution in South Korea has led to a mounting catalog of his music being featured in numerous Korean Dramas and TV shows. This stamp of approval and sign-off on his first album also led to the signing of his first US Publishing deal in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016. He also received his first endorsement/sponsorship with Sinasoid and is a part of their prestigious Artist Guild.
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 widespread interest from music labels, music executives, management firms, and even numerous major network reality TV shows. He eagerly awaits the right opportunity to create in an even greater capacity.
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 survivor. His passions have been honed by these experiences as a 15-year oncology patient and TWO-TIME SURVIVOR.
Jae's creative passions have also given him an opportunity to study and work in the field of acting. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and has also been featured as a principal actor as a musician on the original NetFlix TV show, HOUSE OF CARDS. He just recently finished filming his first lead role in a short film and eagerly anticipates receiving further opportunities in Hollywood.
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.