Christopher McGinnis the NEW PIANO MAN

“Whatever happens with my life is all in God’s hands…Im just enjoying the ride He is taking me on!”   Christopher McGinnis

Christopher McGinnisChristopher McGinnis first came to my attention back in 2011 when I stumbled across a YouTube video of him when he was just 8 years old playing a Red Garland rendition of “Bye Bye Blackbird”. At just 8 years old, Christopher was an accomplished pianist playing mostly Jazz, Latin and Classical piano. (A sophisticated pianist to say the least!)

In his formidable years, his father taught Christopher and started him on the piano at 5 years old. He was classically trained at 7 yrs old by the Master pianist David Tong from the Julliard School in New York City. As time passed, Christopher grew musically at a rapid pace, studying with the great Jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov and Zacai Curtis.  

He has played Madison Square Garden 3 times, entertained for Senators, and performed for the United States Army with a song he wrote for Veterans called “The War Song An American Hero.” He was the youngest pianist to play once a week at the Jazz Standard in NYC with the Youth Orchestra at 11 yrs old and has played at many NYC comedy clubs opening up for headliner comedians.


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Christopher McGinnis captures the moment at SOLD OUT live concert.

Christopher is truly a gifted musician. He is one of a kind.

Today at 16 years old, Christopher McGinnis is a busy young teen to say the least. His newest accomplishment is his alliance with the Catholic Archdiocese of NY. He is one of the youngest church organist and singers hired at age 15 and currently works for three different churches.

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Christopher McGinnis Piano Prodigy Personified!

christophermcginnisBorn September 15, 1997, multi-talented thirteen year old Christopher McGinnis is already an exciting entertainer.  With deeply rooted musical influences, he began formal training with his father at the young age of five years old.  Since then, Christopher has studied privately at the Julliard School, and had formal training by many different and diverse teachers. He performed his first concert on Celebrity Cruise Line, which led to his performance at the historic Paramount Theatre in Westchester at the age of ten. Continuing to capture a live audience, he performs at the International Mamapalooza Momedy Comedy Festival at the Broadway Comedy Club  in NYC.

Christopher  is a prolific songwriter.  He has three original Pop tunes, “Dreams Are Made Of”, Time Waits For No One”, and “The War Song an American Hero” which are available on I-Tunes and Amazon.

Listen to them here then go purchase them at one of the links above;

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Three years ago he appeared on the Oprah Winfrey’s Website “Most Talented Kids”, having composed a song about Oprah, writing both lyrics and music. After that appearance, he landed on the home page of the Nickelodeon show, performing a wacky upside down piano trick. Continue reading “Christopher McGinnis Piano Prodigy Personified!”