Jen Goma is a performer and creator of music, movies, comedy and theater living in New York City. A performer with "serious chops... (and) undeniable charm" - Pitchfork Music, she is a member of the bands A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Roman à Clef and has collaborated with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Jherek Bischoff.
As Showtime Goma, Jen released her debut album, made in collaboration with Deerhoof's Greg Saunier and her A Sunny Day in Glasgow bandmates, called Smiley Face, in May of 2017. Premiering self-produced music videos on NPR, Brooklyn Vegan and Playboy, Showtime Goma's Smiley Face also received coverage by Pitchfork, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound and Rolling Stone, placed on their list of "Albums to Stream Now." Goma tours frequently, opening for acts like of Montreal, in her most recent live show with collaborator Nancy Feast (Teeny Lieberson of the band TEEN), as well as with her band A Sunny Day in Glasgow, who have been invited to perform at the Primavera Sound Festival, Les Nuits Botanique and SXSW. Goma was also a member of People Get Ready, a band/performance vehicle that has mounted shows at NY institutions like The Kitchen and New York Live Arts, in addition to providing live original music for Jodi Melnick in the Fall For Dance festival and performing at the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival. The consummate collaborator, she has shared the stage with Jherek Bischoff, been featured on records by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and created a documentary video short series with Luisa Conlon called The Working Life, which has been shown by the Brooklyn Filmaker's Collective. A consultant on the Play Our Kiki: A Gay Farce which premiered in 2013 at the Fringe Festival as an AEA Showcase, Jen is currently writing music and lyrics for, You're It, a musical based on the Netflix series Making a Murderer, while composing and sound designing for harunalee's Memory Retrograde and Built for Collapse's Danger Signals.