Christopher Gines sings

The Way It Goes
from The Way It Goes

Whoever You Are I Love You
from The Way It Goes

One Day at a Time
from Christopher Gines Sings Charles DeForest

CHRISTOPHER GINES studied at The Juilliard School and has appeared at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, Birdland, The Supper Club, Tatou, Sardi's, The Village Gate, Danny's Skylight Room, and was a regular vocalist at the world-famous Rainbow Room. He has two recordings to his credit: "Christopher Gines Sings Charles DeForest" and "The Way It Goes." Concert appearances include Lincoln Center's "American Songbook Series" and the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Convention, as well as guest appearances in music festivals around the country.

In 1999 he conceived, co-created and starred in "Our Sinatra," which, following a sold-out run at the Algonquin’s Oak Room, opened off-Broadway to rave reviews and ran for some 1,300 performances and a 60-city national tour. His equally-acclaimed follow-up show, "Singing Astaire," premiered at Birdland in New York City in the fall of 2004, where it is enjoying an open-ended run. Gines is currently at work developing an original musical called "Prizes," which will feature songs by Charles DeForest.

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Recordings

The Way It Goes

An eclectic set of jazz and cabaret tunes from the '30s to the 90's, from Irving Berlin to Elvis Costello.

Christopher Gines sings Charles DeForest

An eclectic set of jazz and cabaret tunes from the '30s to the 90's, from Irving Berlin to Elvis Costello.
 

"...Last but not least, there is Christopher Gines, a creamy new crooner from the timeless Mel Tormé–Jack Jones–Johnny Hartman–Dick Haymes school of class, sophistication and craftsmanship, whose gorgeous new CD, The Way It Goes (Miranda), is a revelation.

A recent alumnus of the off-Broadway revue Our Sinatra, Mr. Gines flies solo with the most enviable ease on 15 of the most beautiful songs ever compiled for one collection. The focus is on unhackneyed compositions by writers who came along after the golden era of Kern, Porter, Berlin, and Rodgers and Hart, but created the same brand of Tiffany-quality material. "Here I Go Again" by Cy Coleman and Tommy Wolf, "There’s No Such Thing as Love" by Anthony Newley and Ian Fraser, and "Sorry-Grateful" by Stephen Sondheim are prime examples of the sensitivity and intelligence at work here. Add a pinch of Jule Styne, a thimble of Kander and Ebb, and a soupçon of Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Jerry Herman, David Shire and John Wallowtich, and the thrill will inspire you to play the whole thing over again.

Mr. Gines is a Wunderkind, an endangered species. He’s too young to know all this stuff, but what a treat to add him to the top of the Favorite Male Singers list. Mr. Gines is to starved fans of this kind of in-the-groove singing what an electric blanket is to cold toes in winter. NOTE: Christopher’s CD was included in Reed’s annual list of recommended new releases which also featured recordings from Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett. " -Rex Reed

"The songs that he has chosen from the American Songbook are gems that reach beyond the more familiar standards so often recorded, without resorting to the more obscure works (which often are obscure for good reason) of our favorite composers. I enjoy the fresh interpretations of those songs I do know, as much as the discovery of the new ones he's introduced me to. It's a beautiful recording." -Bill Ball