Posts Tagged ‘Chris “Big Dog” Davis’

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert

7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night/Alvernia Performing Arts Series
HOT CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA
Francis Hall Theater and Recital Hall at Alvernia University
Tickets: alvernia.edu/arts-culture/

FRIDAY, MARCH 15: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert 7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night/Jazz Upstairs Series

CRAIG THATCHER JAZZ PROJECT
Miller Symphony Hall Rodale Community Room, Allentown
Tickets: millersymphonyhall.org

MARCH 16-APRIL 7: Berks Jazz Fest preview event Berks Jazz Fest for Kids

ART DOG
Yocum Institute for Arts Education
Tickets: http://www.institute-of-arts.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 28: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert 7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
DAVE STAHL BIG BAND
featuring special guests ANDY SNITZER, GERALD VEASLEY
The Hebron Catering and Events Facility Lebanon
Tickets: http://www.davestahl.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 30: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert 7 p.m.: Jazz on Penn Avenue

PIANO DUET: KIRK REESE & ANDY ROBERTS
plus BERKS PIANO QUARTET
Yocum Institute for Arts Education
Tickets: http://www.institute-of-arts.org

TUESDAY, APRIL 2: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert 7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night

THE LAST BIG BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading Goodnites Lounge: $10 at door
FRIDAY, APRIL 5 7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL TRIBUTE
Mike Eben, Chris Heslop, Ken Kemmerer, Dave Lazorcik, Bob Meashey,
Steve Meashey, Marty Mellinger, Albert Rivera, Bill Smith, Al Stokes
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $20 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Opening Night Celebration
BRIAN CULBERTSON
Santander Performing Arts Center: $58 & $51 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Hall of Fame Drummer
STEVE SMITH & VITAL INFORMATION NYC EDITION
Andy Fusco, Baron Browne, Mark Soskin, Vinny Valentino
The Inn at Reading: $39 (General Admission)
9 p.m.: Funky Dance Party
REGGIE BROWN & BUNCH-A-FUNK
Crowne Plaza Reading Goodnites Lounge: $15 at door
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 

7 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM presents
BONEY JAMES
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $55 (Reserved Seating)
7 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 FM presents A Night of Great Vocals
LEAN ON ME: JOSÉ JAMES CELEBRATES BILL WITHERS
plus LIZZ WRIGHT
Miller Center for the Arts: $59 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Gypsy Jazz Celebration at WCR
DJANGO REINHARDT ALL-STAR DJAM hosted by JULIEN LABRO
featuring Olli Soikkeli, Josh Taylor, Max O’Rourke, Eduardo Belo,
Chris Heslop, Trey LaRue, Zach Brock, Gonzalo Bergara
WCR Center for the Arts: $35 (General Admission)
8 p.m.: Rockin’ Blues
CARL FILIPIAK & THE JIMI JAZZ BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading Goodnites Lounge: $10 at door
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE
10 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM presents
REMEMBERING GROVER AT 75! GERALD ALBRIGHT, EVERETTE
HARP, KIRK WHALUM, ANDY SNITZER with GROVER WASHINGTON
JR.’S ORIGINAL BAND and THE BERKS HORNS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
Midnight: GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM featuring Nick Colionne,
Kim Waters, Art Sherrod, Althea Rene, Chris “Big Dog” Davis, Brian Bromberg, Tony Moore,
Ray Fuller, Tom Zink, Karen Briggs, Donald Robinson, Slam Allen, Richard Waller and more
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

10 a.m. doors, buffet/11:30 a.m. show: Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
BRIAN BROMBERG‘S UNAPOLOGETICALLY FUNKY BIG BOMBASTIC
BAND featuring Everette Harp, Ray Fuller, Tony Moore, Tom Zink
The Berks Horns
The Inn at Reading: $50 (General Admission; Includes brunch)
10 a.m. doors/11:30 a.m. show: WRTI 90.1 FM Sunday Brunch
DAVE STAHL QUINTET featuring Tom Strohman, Lew Leabman,
Wayne Fox, Rob Cochran
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $45 (General Admission, includes brunch)
1:30 p.m.: The Frank Scott Memorial Art Show
THE ART OF JAZZ/AWARDS CEREMONY
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts’ Schmidt Gallery: FREE
3 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
BOB JAMES TRIO featuring Billy Kilson, Michael Palazzolo
Miller Center for the Arts: $49 (Reserved Seating)
6 p.m.: The Grand Finale
KIRK WHALUM’S GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ CELEBRATION
with special guest TAKE 6 plus KEVIN WHALUM, JOHN STODDART,
DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $55 (Reserved Seating)
TUESDAY, APRIL 16 post Berks Jazz Fest concert
7:30 p.m.: KU Presents! Series
ARTURO SANDOVAL
Kutztown University Schaeffer Auditorium
Ticket info at kutztownpresents.org

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 (continued)

10 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
JEFFREY OSBORNE
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM featuring Nick Colionne, Brian Bromberg,
Joe McBride, Steve Cole, Jeff Kashiwa, Jackiem Joyner, Albert Rivera, Jay Rowe, Donald
Robinson, Richard Waller, JJ Sansaverino, Carl Anderson, Kevin Whalum and more
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents

I GOT LIFE: THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE featuring CAROL RIDDICK &
GERALD VEASLEY
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $35 (General Admission)
2 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 FM presents
WALTER TROUT plus BRUCE KATZ BAND
The Inn at Reading: $49 (General Admission)
2 p.m. & 8 p.m.: Steely Dan Tribute
THE ROYAL SCAM
Crowne Plaza Reading Goodnites Lounge: $25 (General Admission)
2 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM presents
ART SHERROD & THE ASJ ORCHESTRA’S MOTOWN, SOUL REVUE
and ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTE
Jeff Kashiwa, Elan Trotman, Paul Brown, Kevin Whalum,
Tracy Hamlin, Jeff Bradshaw, David P Stevens, Benjie Porecki
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
7 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM presents
SWEET, SEXY SOUL! WILL DOWNING, HOWARD HEWETT,
AVERY SUNSHINE
Santander Performing Arts Center: $58 & $51 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 FM presents Pops 50th Anniversary Celebration
KEIKO MATSUI and the READING POPS ORCHESTRA
Miller Center for the Arts: $49 (Reserved Seating)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE
10 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM presents
THE SOUL OF JAZZ! ERIC ROBERSON, NICK COLIONNE,
BRIAN SIMPSON, ALEX BUGNON, ERIC DARIUS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM featuring Nick Colionne, Brian Bromberg,
Joe McBride, Steve Cole, Jeff Kashiwa, Jackiem Joyner, Albert Rivera, Jay Rowe, Donald
Robinson, Richard Waller, JJ Sansaverino, Carl Anderson, Kevin Whalum and more
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

10 a.m. doors, buffet/11:30 a.m. show: Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
JOE MCBRIDE & THE TEXAS RHYTHM CLUB: UNCHAIN MY HORNS!
featuring THE BERKS HORNS: Mike Anderson, Rob Diener, Chuck
Gottesman, Skip Spratt, Andy Mohler
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $51 (Reserved Seating; Includes brunch)
1 p.m.: DOC MULLIGAN GET JazzED DAY
MIDDLE SCHOOL BIG BAND FESTIVAL
Miller Center for the Arts: $10/adults; $5/students at door

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

7 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
WEST COAST JAM! RICHARD ELLIOTT, RICK BRAUN, PETER WHITE
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $55 (Reserved Seating)
7 p.m.: Jazz at The Highlands
BOBBY LYLE & KENNY BLAKE
The Highlands at Wyomissing: $20 (General Admission; Limited Availability)
7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents Catch A Rising Star Night
KAYLA WATERS plus TEEN TOWN
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $30 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Celebrating the Music of Weather Report
JASON MILES, RANDY BRECKER, BOB MINTZER, GERALD VEASLEY,
KAREN BRIGGS, MINO CINÉLU, RICHIE MORALES
Miller Center for the Arts: $49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Music of Stevie Ray Vaughn
TOMMY KATONA & TEXAS FLOOD
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Gypsy Jazz Celebration at WCR
JULIEN LABRO, OLLI SOIKKELI QUARTET plus
THE HOT CLUB OF READING with special guest GONZALO BERGARA
WCR Center for the Arts: $35 (General Admission)
8 p.m.: Funky Friday
ERICH CAWALLA’S UPTOWN BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading Goodnites Lounge: $10 at door
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE
10 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
“WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER:” A TRIBUTE TO AL JARREAU
starring CHRIS WALKER
featuring special guests REGINA BELLE, RICK BRAUN, ERIC MARIENTHAL
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
Midnight: GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM featuring Nick Colionne,
Kim Waters, Art Sherrod, Althea Rene, Andy Snitzer, Karen Briggs, Chris “Big Dog”
Davis, Brian Bromberg, Tony Moore, Ray Fuller, Tom Zink, Donald Robinson,
Slam Allen, Richard Waller and more
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

9:30 a.m. registration/10:30 a.m. auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading: FREE
1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
THE JAZZ CRUISE ALL-STARS: RANDY BRECKER & ERIC MARIENTHAL
with special guest TERELL STAFFORD
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $45 (General Admission)
2 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM presents
CHRIS “BIG DOG” DAVIS & FRIENDS featuring Phil Perry, Nick Colionne,
Maysa, Kim Waters, Art Sherrod, Althea Rene
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
2 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 FM presents
BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION plus SLAM ALLEN’S TRIBUTE TO
JAMES COTTON featuring Steve Guyger, Rene Carlson, Mikey Junior
The Inn at Reading: $49 (General Admission)
TICKETS: berksjazzfest.com; Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-
3000 or ticketmaster.com; Santander Arena Box Office,
Seventh and Penn streets, Reading, PA 19602
*Lineup as of 11/5/18.
Subject to change.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 (continued)

2:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
THE SAX PACK!: STEVE COLE, JEFF KASHIWA, JACKIEM JOYNER
The Inn at Reading: $40 (General Admission)
6 p.m.: DOC MULLIGAN GET JazzED DAY
HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND FESTIVAL
Miller Center for the Arts: $10/adults; $5/students at door
7 p.m.: XPN Welcomes
ALLMAN BETTS BAND featuring Devon Allman, Duane Betts,
Peter Levin, Berry Oakley Jr., John Stachela Jr., R. Scott Bryan, John Lum
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $52 (Reserved Seating);
$48 (General Admission)

MONDAY, APRIL 8

7 p.m.: Get JazzED Night
RMF PROJECT PENSKE JAZZ JAM hosted by Mike Eben, Albert Rivera,
Gerald Veasley, Brian Bromberg
The Inn at Reading: FREE (Donation at the door)

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

7 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. NAVY BAND COMMODORES plus BERKS HIGH SCHOOL
ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND directed by KEVIN KJOS
Muhlenberg High School: FREE (General Admission; Tickets distributed Monday, Feb. 11)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
1 p.m.: Reading DID MidDay Jazz Café
U.S. NAVY BAND COMMODORES
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: FREE (General Admission; Tickets
distributed Monday, Feb. 11)
7 p.m.: Get JazzED Appreciation Day
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE I
plus BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND directed by KEVIN KJOS
plus CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Inn at Reading: FREE (Donation at the door)

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

7 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL ALL-STAR JAM featuring Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley,
Brian Bromberg, Randy Brecker, Nick Colionne, Peter White, Ray Fuller, Richard Elliot,
Kim Waters, Art Sherrod, Andy Snitzer, Everette Harp, Althea Rene, Chris “Big Dog” Davis,
Tom Zink, Jason Miles, Tony Moore, Chris Walker, Phil Perry
plus CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
7 p.m.: WEEU 830 AM presents
CULLEN & COMPANY featuring David Cullen, Matt Cullen, Cliff Starkey, Chico Huff
plus THE PETER ROGAN BAND featuring Cliff Starkey, Fred Moreadith, John Fundyga,
Charise Rogosky
The Inn at Reading: $20 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS
Miller Center for the Arts: FREE (General Admission; Tickets distributed Monday, Feb. 18)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE

The Brass City Jazz Festival features: Chris “Big Dog” Davis, Maysa, Alex Bugnon, Art Sherrod, Jr, Steve Clark Trio with vocalist Dana Lauren, Sez Zion Jazz Band, Marty Q

Saturday, June 23, 2018 – 2:00 pm

Library Park, 267 Grand St, Waterbury, Connecticut 06702

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ACT JAMS Productions presents An Up Close and Personal Smooth Jazz Event with Chris “Big Dog” Davis, two-time Grammy nominee writer and producer, featuring Billboard chart-topping flutist Althea Rene along with vocalists Barbara Fowler and Christi Jones. This will be Althea’s first Connecticut Appearance! Hosted by Al “DJ ACT” Taylor from 94.3 WYBC-FM Smooth Jazz Sundays.

It’s an All-White Attire Smooth Jazz Affair in the Waterbury Palace Theater orchestra lobby on Friday, July 29, 2016 starting at 8 pm. Tickets are $35 and this is a Limited Seating event. Call 203 525-8420 for tickets or info regarding this magnificent show. Visit http://www.palacetheaterct.org for online ticketing or contact the box office at 203-346-5000.

Christopher “Big Dog” Davis is a Waterbury native and two-time Grammy nominated writer and producer, who has earned ten Billboard top #1 smooth jazz records over the past eight years. We also will be celebrating Big Dog’s birthday.

Soul Jazz Flutist Althea Rene is one the world’s most exciting solo improvisational flutists and regarded by some as a “master of her craft.” Her hit song “In the Flow” allowed her to become the first flute player in the history of the Billboard Chart to reach the #1 spot. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and began her musical journey at age four as a classical flutist. She studied classical music while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and later gained further musical inspiration from the accomplishments of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and her father, one of Motown’s original Funk Brothers, Dezie McCullers.

Recording Artist Barbara Fowler of Hartford will be debuting her new music, which includes a hot single titled “I’m Just Saying” or “IJS” as well as some very tasteful selections for this Up Close and Personal evening of music.

Christi Jones of Waterbury is an electrifying vocalist that will captivate a crowd and leave you wanting more. She’s a bona fide recording artist that can be heard on the single “No Sleep” from saxophonist Kim Waters new album titled “Rhythm and Romance”.

Following the concert, guests will be invited to take to the dance floor for an Old School Dance Party featuring everyone’s favorite R&B, funk and club classics. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their white outfits and dance the night away!

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ACTJams Productions presents an up close and personal Smooth Jazz Affair in the Palace Theater orchestra lobby starring jazz producer and two-time Grammy nominee Chris “Big Dog” Davis featuring silky smooth saxophone superstar Kim Waters along with special guests Marty Q, Barbara Fowler and Rob Shannon. Hosted by  Al Taylor from 94.3 FM WYBC Smooth Jazz Sundays.

Christopher J. Davis, known as “Big Dog,” is a Waterbury native and two-time Grammy nominated writer and producer, who has earned ten Billboard top #1 smooth jazz records since 2008. Chris received a Grammy nomination in 2014 for his work with singer/songwriter “Maysa” on her “Blue Velvet Soul” CD. Chris and co-producer Gerald Albright received a Grammy nomination in 2015 for their CD “Slam Dunk” in the category of “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.”

Deemed “The Pied Piper of Smooth Jazz,” Kim Waters is the world’s number one Urban Jazz saxophonist. His most recent album SILVER SOUL marks his 25th year as a recording artist and follows his previous sixteen Top 10 and 14 #1 singles, four #1 CDs and millions of album sales.

Get tickets here.

April 22, 2016,  8:00 p.m.

Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702

 

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ACTJams Productions presents an up close and intimate Pre-Grammy Red Carpet Affair in the orchestra lobby starring jazz producer and two-time Grammy nominee Chris “Big Dog” Davis featuring two-time Grammy nominated and award-wining jazz saxophonist and flutist Najee. Davis and Najee will be joined by more musical guests to be announced.
Following the concert, patrons will be invited to take to the dance floor for an Old School Dance Party featuring everyone’s favorite R&B, funk, house and club classics spun by the evening’s host, Al “DJ ACT” Taylor from 94.3FM WYBC.

Christopher J. Davis, known as “Big Dog,” is a Waterbury native and two-time Grammy nominated writer and producer, who has earned ten Billboard top #1 smooth jazz records since 2008. Chris received a Grammy nomination in 2014 for his work with singer/songwriter “Maysa” on her “Blue Velvet Soul” CD. Chris and co-producer Gerald Albright received a Grammy nomination in 2015 for their CD “Slam Dunk” in the category of “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.”

Najee is one of the top-selling jazz saxophonist of our generation and continues to demonstrate his consistency by connecting with various audiences throughout the world. Creating music at this level in his career is still exhilarating, as he states, “I am always evolving. As a musician the love of performing for people whether in-studio or live, is still a gratifying experience.”
Chris Davis’ last appearance at the Palace SOLD OUT so don’t hesitate to buy tickets early!

Tickets: $35

Seating is limited and general admission

Friday, February 05, 2016 08:00 PM

Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702

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ACTJams Productions presents An Up Close and Personal Event with music genius Chris “Big Dog” Davis, two-time Grammy nominee (2014, 2015), writer and producer, featuring vocalist and Grammy nominee Maysa and Friends, recording artists Lamone Andrews and Dawn Tallman, hosted by Al Taylor, host and programmer of 94.3 WYBC-FM Smooth Jazz Sundays.

This will be an unforgettable event of Smooth Jazz and R&B music on Friday, November 27, 2015 starting at 8 p.m. in the Waterbury Palace Theater orchestra lobby. General Admission $35.00. Tickets available at the box office or online at http://www.palacetheaterct.org/shows/special-events/black… followed with an Old School Dance Party featuring R&B, funk, house and club classics spun by Jay Lang (94.3 WYBC-FM). This is a Limited Seating event.