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Jon Schmidt is a prominent musician and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes casually called the Mormon Church). Jon's music has more than a religious appeal and reaches past the Mormon audience. His style is a combination of New Age, Rock 'n Roll, and Classical that touches people of all ages and appeals to a diverse audience. Jon, as a Latter-day Saint, is devoted to God first, then his family, and to both of them through his music.
Jon was playing Mozart Sonatas and composing original tunes at just 11 years of age. He decided against a music major in college, aiming for a career with a better opportunity for financial security. However, Jon is now both a happily married father of five and a successful musician.
- "Because of Jon's strong musical appeal, his sheet music continues to touch the new crop of fresh pianists. As thousands will attest, the "kid tested, parent/teacher approved" outcome illustrates why Jon's seven volumes of musical scores fly off the store shelves. He has inspired teenagers to stick with their piano lessons and children to try it for themselves. Who would think that a New Age artist would have the teenyboppers of today raving about the 'awesome' music?"
Jon has recorded seven albums. His Christmas concerts are sell-out, legendary fare, and Jon appears at numerous benefit concerts around the Valley and throughout the country.
- "In a time where music is becoming more about a brand to sell, Jon Schmidt is a breath of fresh air. Jon Schmidt is creating pure music that does not bow down to genre and image but rather rises above them to bring the listener an innovative music experience" (John's original bio).
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