Christopher Linman’s parents met in Germany where his father Douglas was stationed in the Army and his mother Karin was living at the time. They soon were married and moved to the States. Not long after, Christopher was born in Alexandria, Va.
A year later Christopher and his mother moved to Munich, Germany. His parents separated and after 5 years in Germany, his mother moved them to London, England.
This is where Christopher started his private piano lessons at age 6. He took his exams at the prestigious “Royal College of Music” in London.
Being taught classical music growing up gave him the foundation he would need later in life for other styles of music.
At age 14, Christopher moved back to the States to reside with his father in Virginia. He took on other genres of music and after winning his talent show in high school, really took to composing.
At age 21, his first job as a pianist was at Nordstrom in Tysons Corner, Va. Christopher was the youngest pianist in the company at the time and got seen by many. This led to offers to perform around the DC area. He soon started playing piano at the Watergate Hotel in DC and the Ritz Carlton Hotels in the area.
After making a name for himself as a pianist in the DC area, Christopher started singing at his performances which opened up more doors. He now was a full time musician and working at the top hotels and venues in the area.
In 2001, Christopher linman headlined “The Kennedy Center” for the first time to a sold out audience. That same year he also performed and sold out at the Famous DC Jazz club “Blues Alley”.
In the past decade he has performed at “The Kennedy Center” 5 times now and “Blues Alley” the same. Countless Venues in the area as well as International Embassies have made Christopher Linman well known in the Washington DC area.
He now holds the Position of the Music Director for the Ritz Carlton Hotel Tysons Corner and the Music Director for the St.Regis Hotel in Washington DC.
Christopher can be found performing weekly at both hotels with his Jazz Ensemble.
He has just released his 3rd Album “Just can’t wait ’till you’re mine” which can be found on ITunes, Amazon, Spotify and CDbaby.
The album has his take on some great Jazz Standards and also includes a couple originals. The title track from the album “Just can’t wait ’till you’re mine” was written by a good friend of his Tommy Gann who himself is a well known artist in the area.
Christopher linman brings a new take to Jazz music and never disappoints. Check out his latest album and go and see a live performance!