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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Griffin Tucker, Musician, Vocalist, Actor, Performer

“Music is my Life!”   Griffin Tucker

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Griffin Tucker

Surfing YouTube is a favorite pastime for me and I’m always excited when I stumble upon a new talent that causes me to take a “Double Take”.  In the case of Griffin Tucker, it was a full hour of watching all his YouTube videos and searching to find out more about him; and when I did, I just had to share his story with the world!  I was happy when I quickly heard from Griffin’s mom and even more delighted when she agreed to share his story with me.

Griffin Tucker w/Guitar


Griffin Tucker is an 11 year old emerging artist who eats, sleeps and breathes music. His mother tells me that Griffin’s love for music began at a very young age.  In fact, Griffin says that he remembers loving his still favorite band, “The Beatles”, when he was just 3 years old!

At age six, he taught himself to play drums by watching his Beatles DVDs and closely studying Ringo Starr.  At age eight, he took a few months of piano lessons and soon mastered that.  This led to a new love, the guitar, which was followed by the bass guitar, and of course, singing.  Griffin not only can sing, but exhibits a three octave vocal range with perfect pitch.

His talents are brilliantly demonstrated in his music video “Help”, a cover from his favorite band, “The Beatles”.

Griffin Tucker "Help" Griffin The One Man Band Performing “Help”

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