Grammy nominated Connecticut Jazz Producer headlines his first concert at the Waterbury Palace

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Grammy nominated Connecticut Jazz Producer headlines his first concert at the Waterbury Palace

Time: November 27, 2015 at 8pm to November 28, 2015 at 1am
Location: Palace Theater
Street: 100 East Main Street
City/Town: Waterbury, CT 06706
Website or Map: http://www.palacetheaterct.or…
Phone: 203.346.2000
Event Type: concert, jazz, music, smooth
Organized By: Al Taylor
Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2015

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ACT Jams Productions presents An Up Close and Personal Evening: Grammy nominees Producer Chris “Big Dog” Davis featuring Maysa and Friends

ACT JAMS Productions presents An Up Close and Personal Event with Connecticut's own 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.  Check out the amazing band for this show Rohn Lawrence (guitar), David Livolsi (bass), Dexter Pettaway Sr. (drums), William Prince (sax)

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 Immediately following 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.

Christopher J. Davis, a Waterbury, Connecticut native, known as "Big Dog” is a two-time Grammy nominated writer and producer and has 10 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.” Chris has worked with artists such as Grammy nominated Maysa, multi-Grammy nominated Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Phil Perry, Najee, Brian McKnight, Chante' Moore, the late Vesta Williams, gospel giant Kim Burrell, Floacist, Glenn Jones, Miki Howard, Melba Moore, Marion Meadows, George Clinton, Selena Johnson, Avant, Kim Waters, Rick Braun, Alex Bugnon and many more.

Grammy-nominated Soul/Jazz diva Maysa, a Baltimore, Maryland native, celebrates her 20th year as a solo recording artist this year, is one of the few singers on the contemporary scene who has a unique, instantly identifiable vocal sound; there are even fewer who have the stylistic range to encompass both Jazz and R&B in their performances. With her new album BACK 2 LOVE, a tour-de-force that validates her status as the greatest Soul-Jazz singer of her generation.  Maysa was the lead singer of the acclaimed British Jazz/Funk/R&B band Incognito for four-and-a-half years. She has appeared on over nine Incognito recordings and continues to appear as featured vocalist with them from time to time.

Lamone, a Waterbury, Connecticut native, is a multi- talented, vocalist, songwriter and producer who has toured at home and abroad with smooth jazz pioneer, NAJEE. Lamone sang lead vocals on the “Fallin in Love” track featured on Najee’s My Point of View CD. Lamone’s music is played all over the world and is available online.

Dawn, a Danbury, Connecticut native, began singing in the house of God from childhood and has expanded her body of work into the R&B and Dance scenes. Recently, she hit the number #1 spot in the Billboard Dance Charts with her amazing song “Feel The Vibe” with Bob Sinclair. Dawn is travelling all over the world.

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