Keeping true to the tradition of making classic material, Bay Area native son Jonah Melvon is initiating the most cutting-edge musical movement to emerge from the region in decades.
Born in San Francisco to a mother who migrated from New Orleans and father from Chicago, Jonah moved to Lake Merritt in Oakland before he could barely walk. He explains how he is son of the Bay Area altogether; “My dreams were cultivated in Oakland. My discipline was cultivated in San Jose, and I lived all over the Bay Area,” he reflects.
With a charisma that cannot be defined, old school soul and a message mixed in with his mesmerizing melodies, his music draws people to him with a familiar flare that makes people fall in love with his smooth swag. And he puts his talents on full display with the recent release of full-length album Rain Water Project and three lead singles “What’s Good for You,” “1099” and “Thinkin of You.”