Adding a pinch of jazz to his classic soulful sound, US singer-songwriter Jalen N’Gonda is a star on the rise. Critical acclaim from NME and Afropunk compares him to Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, and he has been praised for his songwriting feeling both familiar and new. Having supported Laura Mvula and Lauryn Hill, his Maida Vale session for Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show has just been released: one to watch.

Originally hailing from Maryland, USA and now based in Liverpool, Jalen’s music is brimming with tight arrangements and calm confidence, fusing the best elements of soul, rock ‘n’ roll and a pinch of jazz. His voice, throughout, is perfectly soulful, with a tenderness and capability that make him so easy to listen to.



Jazz Arena

The Jazz Arena is a purpose built venue located in Cheltenham’s Montpellier Gardens. Fully lined, carpeted and with a tiered seating capacity of 635, the Jazz Arena provides a more intimate, bespoke setting for Jazz Festival events to take place.

*Fees & Booking Info

Our booking fee

CF Ticketing charges a fee per booking to reflect the costs of providing the service which include card processing costs (for both credit and debit cards) as well as staffing, developing and maintaining the booking software and postage

Our booking fees are as follows:

  • Online sales £2.00
  • Telephone sales £2.00
  • In person card sales £2.00
  • In person cash and card sales £2.00

We endeavour to keep our booking fees as low as possible and charge on a per booking basis rather than a per ticket basis to ensure this. We also endeavour to ensure that our booking fees are clear before any transaction is completed.

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