For more than two decades, Chris ‘Big Dog’ Davis has worked with artists including Grammy nominated Maysa, multi-Grammy nominated Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Glenn Jones, George Clinton, Rick Braun, Alex Bugnon and many more. He has now released Caregiver.
Davis has also performed as a solo artist at the Berks Jazz Fest, Philly South Kitchen and Jazz Parlor, and is the music director for the Brass City Jazz Fest. Equally captivating behind the scenes and on the stage, this two-time Grammy nominated writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist has 17 Billboard top #1 smooth jazz records since 2008.
Early in 2020, Davis had been diagnosed with Stage Four Lymphoma for the second time in ten years. While Davis was in the hospital, he talked to the label heads at Shanachie Records, “I’ve been working with Shanachie for years, but I’d never done my own record. If I’m going to leave this earth, I want to make my own record,” said Davis.
Three months later, Davis was discharged from the hospital.
In June 2020, Davis debuted his solo album, “FOCUS.” He could make his album in part thanks to his sister.
“My sister was my caregiver when I was too weak to care for myself.”
When Davis was due for chemotherapy treatments, “she’d take me there and stay in the hospital for days, and then I would come home and do the record.” In October 2020, Davis and Jackson collaborated to record “CAREGIVER”.
Davis (caree) and executive producer Keisha L. Jackson (caregiver) dedicate CAREGIVER to the millions of paid and unpaid caregivers in the world.