Chris “Big Dog” Davis, is a Waterbury native and two-time Grammy nominated writer and producer, who has earned 17 Billboard top #1 Smooth Jazz Hits 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.”
Big Dog is a highly-pursued producer by Billboard artists such as Grammy-nominated Maysa, multi-Grammy nominated Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Phil Perry, Najee, Brian McKnight, Chanté Moore, the late Vesta Williams, gospel giant Kim Burrell, The Floacists, Glenn Jones, Marion Meadows, George Clinton, Kim Waters. Rick Braun, Dave Koz (Summer Horns,) Norman Brown, Althea Rene and many more. Chris has to his credit seventeen Billboard top #1 smooth jazz hits and a bunch of Top 10 & Top 20 Hits beginning in 2008 through 2018. Chris has also performed as a solo artist at the Berks Jazz Fest and Philly South Kitchen and Jazz Parlor. Chris also performed at the 1st ever Brass City Jazz Fest at the beginning of summer, which had rave reviews
In 2019, Chris debuted his first single as an artist on Shanachie Records. His Single “It’s All Love” featuring Dave Koz is in heavy rotation. The song is Chris' "Focus" and Dave Koz's "A New Day" album.
Chris' latest released single is "Heal the World" which is based on the time that we are living in... Destruction, Diseases, and Famine...This song means alot to Chris to spread love and help Heal The World. Chris is the owner of his record label, CDS Records.