This Christmas

by Charmagne & David Davis

Released 2001
Cream de Cocoa Productions
Released 2001
Cream de Cocoa Productions
This is incredible Christmas music you can hear all year 'round.. The smooth voice of Charmagne and sultry sound of David Davis on the sax is a powerful combination. The songs have an urban, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Gospel feel to them and puts you in the spirit.
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David Davis is one of the most promising, young, talented and gifted musicians today. David was born and raised in Connecticut. He is a Hartt School of Music graduate with a degree in Jazz studies and Music Management. For five years he studied with and is a protege of the world renowned, professor and jazz saxophonist, Jackie Mclean. Before launching his career as the front man of the incredible, contemporary jazz band from Hartford ("Just Us"), he has performed and recorded with the hottest contemporary gospel band in the Tri-state area ("A Better Way").

David has performed at venue's along with Mary J. Blige, Deborah Cox, LL Cool J, Brian Mcknight, Keith Washington, Sean Puffy Combs, Kid Capri, Biz Markie, John P. Kee, Karen Clarke, Marion Meadows, Roy Ayers, Donald Harrison, Dave Valentine, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Sherry Winston, Chuck Loeb, Cherryl Hayes and Gloria Lynn to name a few.

David has traveled and performed in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China at some of the most prestigious venues and hotels. David's contemporary and straight-ahead collections have established the Connecticut-based musician as one of the most prominent artists. His self-produced music features him on keyboards, Drums and Percussions, EWI (Electric Wind Instrument), drum programming, and background vocals. David has definitely earned the reputation as the “musician's musician.”

He recorded his debut Album in 1998 as a Christmas recording, "The Reason For The Season". His sophomore recording is called, "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love", which has received rave reviews. His CD’s can be listened to and purchased on his website at www.davidavis.com and also at CDbaby.com Another recent recording is a Christmas project that he produced with Hartford’s vocalist, “Charmagne” called, “This Christmas”. Shortly after that David completed another recording which is called “Reparations”. This projects displays David’s producing talents. It’s a compilation of various artists from Connecticut ranging from R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz and Spoken Word. The concept can be compared to Quincy Jones' “Back On The Block” recording.

Whether he is playing contemporary or straight-ahead jazz, David stands in a class all by himself. He is known for his swiftness on stage, his unique round sound which is percussive yet soulful and his contagious smile. He has the ability to surprise the audience with something out of the ordinary. David gives his audience what they come for - a great show!

David has his own production and publishing company and is partner of a recording studio by the name of “Cream de Cocoa Productions” in Middletown, CT. David produces and writes music for Hip Hop, R&B, Gospel, Jazz, and Dance artists. With 5 CD's under his belt and many collaboration CD’s, David has definitely gained his place in the music world as a player, songwriter and producer. He truly believes that there is nothing he desires that he cannot achieve.