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Artist, Philanthropist, Educator Jon Bibbs

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Jon Bibbs is a triple threat-singer, songwriter, and producer. But that only scratches the surface. He’s also an accomplished musician, philanthropist, and educator.

His musical journey began in 1984 at age of 2 when his mother enrolled him in piano classes at Virginia Commonwealth University. He became known as a musical prodigy. By age 12 he was performing with the Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 1999, Jon enrolled at Hampton University where he continued to nurture his musical gifts. In 2001 he made his vocal debut with True Story and Red, followed by Color of Love in 2003. It was 2005 release of Unbreakable that catapulted him as an underground soul music staple throughout the entire eastern region. As his fan base grew, Jon found himself recording and sharing the stage with notable artists such as Ledisi, Melanie Fiona, Wiz Khalifa, Roy Ayers, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, SWV, Kardi’nal Official, Morris Day & the Time, Bilal, Eric Roberson, Anthony David, Conya Doss, Raheem DeVaughn, and Chuck Brown.

Aside from the music, Jon has found a remarkable niche in the field of education. As the owner/administrator of Richmond Preparatory, a private academy in Richmond, VA, he provides students a basis in Christian principles with a focus on reading instruction and the arts. He’s also a sought after lecturer for his presentations on music as a creative expression, church music, and musical historiography.

This summer Jon will be awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Virginia University of Lynchburg and will be named lead developer of their Fine Arts Department. Jon is also the founder of the National Order of D.R.A.G.O.N.S, a co-ed fraternal order that is based on the philosophical pillars of knowledge, honor, achievement, political power, social change and economic independence for people of color. The organization has three chapters nationally and nearly 200 members.

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