Christopher is a sultry, soulful performer whose vocals are reminiscent of the legendary masters!
His style transports you to another time where you’ll be longing for more.

Christopher Silva discovered his passion for singing at a very early age. Born in Livingston, New Jersey and raised in nearby Newark, New Jersey, his interest in jazz came about after his introduction to the genre by his maternal grandparents. His grandfather, a jazz musician who played his music frequently, had a particularly heavy influence on him. Christopher recalls accompanying his grandparents on their weekly food shopping trips, which always led to dinner at their favorite restaurant. These excursions gave him a full day of Jazz exposure, which left a lasting impression and passionate love for this particular style of music! At 6 years old he knew about Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan whom his grandfather named a street after in the city of Newark (near the New Jersey Performing Arts Center). Most kids his age had never really heard of these iconic music legends or the Jazz genre.

“Many young people today don’t perform the classic songs of the American Song Book.” Christopher notes. “When I was coming into this, honoring the greats of the past was not considered chic. Today, thankfully, we have Lady Gaga and Michael Buble bringing the wonderful classic songs back into the limelight.” Christopher learned the songs by listening to his grandfather’s Cd’s over and over. He has formally studied at Front and Center in Springfield, New Jersey, The Newark Museum, The Newark School of the Arts, and with private coaches in Maplewood and Edison, New Jersey. He also has had voice lessons and coaching at Long Island University’s Post Campus in Brookville, Long Island, New York. A highlight in Christopher’s training is his time spent learning under the renowned singer Marilyn Maye at her Master Class in New York City, which was held at Don’t Tell Mama, a cabaret located in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Marilyn was a regular on the Johnny Carson Show and Carson referred to her as “Super Singer”.

Sadly, Christopher’s grandfather passed in 2002 when he was a young teenager. At this point Christopher ventured into pop music as well as R&B, expanding his repertoire. He has since resurrected his Jazz roots through lessons and coaching at LIU, is currently ready to launch some new recordings and looks forward to releasing more in the future.

Vocal Coaching


Christopher has an undeniable natural gift for song and is happy to share this with other vocalists who are just getting started.

He is  currently a Voice Teacher at Dan’s Music Studio in West Orange, NJ.

Click on the link below if you’d like to take lessons with Chris.

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