Jon Shabaglian
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Jon Shabaglian

Fresno, California, United States | SELF

Fresno, California, United States | SELF
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"An Inspirational Voice with a Message of Love"

Jon Shabagian is a gifted artist who combines soulful melodies with inspirational lyrics. He believes his music is a vehicle to bring his listeners closer to God and allow them to experience his love and hope. Jon recently submitted his music to a national competition offered by, a site whose goal is to promote aspiring musicians. Artists were asked to submit a single track that would be voted on by the online community. Thousands of votes were cast for Jon, which propelled him to compete in Nashville Tennessee for the grand prize--a developmental deal with the premier Christian music label in the industry, Word Recording Group.

The pressure of competing for a chance to live out a dream is incredible, but for Jon it may just be his "true calling." He said, "I fell like I have been playing since birth! I sung in choir during high school, but I did not really have a 'message' until I cemented my relationship with God. After that I knew I had something to share and I could not stop writing." Jon has presented his message throughout Northern and Southern California, performing at large venues like Spirit West Coast, a Christian music festival that attracts approximately 100,000 people per year. This event is home to numerous high-profile bands such as Switchfoot, Tree 63 and Jars of Clay.

Jon Recently finished his first solo album entitled "Stay Near." He collaborated with three time grammy nominated producer, Quinlan. Jon spoke about his collaboration and the album saying, "It was great. I laid down the primary tracks in Nashville. I really enjoyed the collaboration of ideas and the chance to offer people God's message." But for Jon, the music does not simply stop when he completes an album. He is constantly writing, and within days of returning back to Fresno, he was instantly inspired. Working from home, he laid down a simple set of vocals that was enhanced by the soft steady notes of a piano, which became the hidden track on his new album.

However, being a successful musician can take a toll on a creating a strong family life. The constant need to create new music and travel to interviews and concerts can easily overpower any man. Jon says that he finds his greatest support from his wife, Andrea. "She has been so great; you can't do something like this if your spouse is not on the same page. We work very hard to help each other achieve our dreams." With the continuing support of his loving wife and his community, there is no doubt Jon's inspirational message will be heard streaming over the airways as a signed recording artist.

- Fresno Magazine

"CD Baby Featured Artist"

With a gorgeously luscious curve reminiscent of Stevie Wonder in both the vocals and the nimble, pliable textural gestures of modern soul, Jon Shabaglian weaves his way through a wet mix of R&B, dream pop, rock and contemporary urban without drawing attention to any one sound world. He subtly dips his brush in three-dimensional, fractal-like harmonies and pointedly-directed, sinus-clearing melodies but for all the breadth he encompasses in style, texture and approach, there is a simple, no-fluff personality to his music. It's important to mention that Stay Near focuses on the Christian message of new life and Godly living, yet whether or not all of his listeners see eye to eye on this front, it's hard, if not impossible, to deny a man with such conviction, talent and passion without at least giving the disc a few spins. For those who are looking for an addition to their CCM library, this album will just make it harder to buy the next one; so few Christian albums compare in quality, integrity and commitment to the music.
- Tamara Turner-Editor of CD Baby

" Artist Review"

I have had the opportunity to work with Jon professionally and otherwise many times over the last five years. Without hesitation I proudly say Jon Shabaglian is one if the finest Christians I know, with the highest regard for personal integrity and a true passion for Christ. Any persons who have a relationship with him will agree that Jon is a Christian personality to be looked up too and imitated. I am proud to call Jon a friend, and have the utmost confidence anyone who has future contact with him will also.

To speak of Jon's talent and professional character is something I can do with the same confidence. He sees his talent as a powerful gift which he is the unworthy, yet thankful servant to bear. His professional conduct is guided by his Christian character, and is something I too have been always impressed with. Jon has something very special, and very practiced to offer. He is in my opinion worth a very serious consideration.

- Adam Temple~ Co-founder of

""Enjoy this priceless gift from God!""

Spring, 2007
Dear Friends of Jon Shabaglian,

It is a privilege and honor for me to write this letter of recommendation and endorsement for Jon Shabaglian and JS Music. Prior to coming to New Harvest Church as our Worship Leader, Jon’s previous ministry experience was primarily focused in leading worship with youth. One of the captivating attributes I observed rather quickly in Jon was his passionate spirituality. Jon has a genuine, passionate love for Jesus Christ. In the footsteps of Peter and John, doing life with Jon has caused me to take note that he has “…been with Jesus.” The FULL life one sees in Jon comes from abiding in Him and abounding for Him!

Jon has both clarity and purpose in “his calling.” I affirm his God-ordained servant-leader mantle as a psalmist and shepherd. As a psalmist, God has gifted Jon with a beautiful instrument (his voice), a sensitive and receptive heart to receive “psalms/songs” from the Lord and a mission to herald these words of life to the emerging generation and ALL who will hear. Like the theme verse from his CD “Stay Near,” Jon’s desire is for people: “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” (Psalm 34:8, 5) As a shepherd, Jon has what old preachers liked to call “the burden” to feed the sheep God’s Word that it might propel them to realize their destiny in Jesus Christ!

I have worked with Jon in many different settings and venues over the last four years. Whether it is leading worship on a Sunday morning, ministering at a wedding or funeral or leading people into God’s presence through a concert, you can always count on Jon to bring a touch heaven to earth with all of his heart and soul! Even in his youth, his versatility and diverse experience has equipped him to tackle any ministry opportunity.

One of Jon’s greatest ministry strengths is his genuine love for the local church. Jon is rooted in community at New Harvest Church. I believe his deep roots in God’s church will bring authenticity to his touring and “gigging” wherever God leads him. So, perhaps the best thing I can close with is this: Enjoy this priceless gift from God!

Anticipating “Inside Out, Upside Down” Life Transformation,

Reverend Mitch Ribera
Lead Pastor, New Harvest Church
- Jon's Senior Pastor-Mitch Ribera


Jon Shabaglian "Stay Near to God"
(C) 2006
Produced by Grammy winner Quinlan

Jon Shabaglian "Like the Moon"
(C) 2008
Produced by Sammy Sylvester

(C) 2009 "The Perfect Human Project-Part 1"
Produced by Jon Shabaglian and Jonas Anderson

(C) 2009 "The Perfect Human Project-Part 2" Produced by Jon Shabaglian and Jonas Anderson



Jon Shabaglian, a talented and creative artist who combines his compelling musicality with moving lyrical content. As both a recording artist & worship pastor, his stage presence encompasses everything from captivating energy to tender worship experiences.

Jon has toured throughout California and Australia with bands and as a solo artist for many years. He has released multiple CD projects and is preparing for his 5th solo CD due to release in 2011. Jon has his Bachelors of Arts degree in Music and for the last 2 years has been the director of the Christian Music Award’s national talent competition, “BESToftheBLESSED.”

Jon was recently recognized in Worship Leader Magazine's 2010 October addition: "Best of the Best" and his song "I Give You Me" released in their Song Discovery VOL. 88 CD, for worship leaders all over the nation. He was then later invited to sit on their Editorial Board to help select future new worship songs that will be submitted these worship leaders and their respective congregations.

Jon has also served the local church as a worship leader for the last decade. In 2007 he became the Pastor of Worship at the Word Community Church with Pastor JR Coleman in Fresno, CA, where he currently resides with his wife Andrea of eight years, son Christopher, and joyfully expecting one on the way!

All these accomplishments are summed up with his life goal: "To use music to bring God's hand and people's hands together, and equip leaders to do the same."


This band brings together an engaging “soul rock” fusion of musicality. In 2009 they released 2 CD’s: “The Perfect Human Project Phase 1 & 2” which showcased passionate songs of life transformation to simple tender worship songs. From leading worship at the AOG Youth Convention, concerts with the Katinas and Fireflight, and playing at the 2009 & 2010 Christian Music Awards, God continues to show His favor and release vision to many through the work of the their hands. To know more about their music and ministry, visit: