Jashaél (Abigail Jashael Bagabaldo) is an eighteen-year-old Filipino singer, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist who started writing songs at the age of eleven. Currently, she has no less than a hundred (100) original songs. She experiments and writes in different genres, but her favorites are pop, pop rock, acoustic rock, piano rock, piano pop, acoustic pop, folk pop, folk, gospel, rap rock, worship music, and hip hop. She sings and plays the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, piano/keyboard, ukulele, and harmonica.
She has released one promotional single and four singles which are available on iTunes, Amazon mp3, MySpace and other online music stores. In April 2012, she released her first extended play titled “Pagbangon” in the Philippine market under the independent music marketing Pastimeternity.
Jash first learned how to read musical notation from her mother who taught her how to play the piano at age six. After realizing the slow advancement in regular schooling, she consented to be home-schooled for six years and learned the basics of music theory. She soon willingly withdrew from formal education and chose to be an autodidact in the different fields of arts, most notably in music, visual arts and literature. She received a graduate certificate in Systematic Theology at Hope Bible Institute, California USA when she was sixteen.
Jash first performed as a musician when she was twelve. She played the guitar and piano to accompany her mother who sang her husband’s hymns at different churches. Two years later, Jash took an interest in vocals and started to sing. Her parents saw her potential as an artist and encouraged their daughter to pursue music as a career. Jash started collaborating with her father to produce new Pinoy Pop songs. In 2009, unknown to the public but with a dream, Jash had her first self-titled concert. She performed twelve original songs and managed to gather hundreds of people as audience.