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biography

CHIELI MINUCCI – guitarist, producer, composer – is the leader of the Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group SPECIAL EFX, which formed in 1982.

Minucci & Special EFX have recorded a combined 26 CD’s, 8 of those being solo releases. In addition Minucci has recorded and performed with top pop artists such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Jessica Simpson, Anasta-sia and others..

Jazz artists such as Bobby Caldwell, Chuck Loeb, Paul Jackson Jr., Marion Meadows, Jay Beckenstein/ Spyro Gyra, Kim Waters, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Veasley, Lao Tizer, Nestor Torez, Bob Baldwin, Jeff Lorber and many others.

His father, Ulpio Minucci (concert pianist/composer) wrote the now ’standard’ 1955 hit song “Domani,” as well as “A Thousand Thoughts of You,” and “Felicia” (both sung by Nat King Cole).

Also known as a composer for television and film, Minucci was nominated for 10 Daytime Emmy Awards and has won 3, in 1998, 2007, and most recently in 2008, for his eclectic compositional work on CBS’s The Guiding Light. He has written music for well-known programs such as Good Morning America (theme), Bloomberg Radio (theme), Access Holly-wood, The 700 Club, and others. He has written music for well-known programs such as Good Morning America (theme), Bloomberg Radio (theme), Access Holly-wood, The 700 Club, and others. He also contributed music to the sound-tracks of Bowfinger (1999), Legally Blonde (2001). and Panic (2000), as well as most recently to ‘Lifted’ (2007).
Minucci composed and produced the soundtrack for the Broadway Across America/Nickelodeon live stage productions of the hit TV series, Dora the Explorer (‘Dora’s Pirate Adventure’, ‘The City of Lost Toys’ and currently ‘Return to the City of Lost Toys’) which are currently touring interna-tionally. He also wrote and recorded original songs for the live stage production of Thomas & Friends Live™, (both ‘Thomas Saves The Day!’ and most currently, ‘A Circus Comes to Town’).

Minucci composed and produced the soundtrack for the Broadway Across America/Nickelodeon live stage productions of the hit TV series, Dora the Explorer (‘Dora’s Pirate Adventure’, ‘The City of Lost Toys’ and currently ‘Return to the City of Lost Toys’) which are currently touring interna-tionally. He also wrote and recorded original songs for the live stage production of Thomas & Friends Live™, (both ‘Thomas Saves The Day!’ and most currently, ‘A Circus Comes to Town’).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Escape (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  1. Great Escape (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  2. Gamelan Games (from East of the Sun) // Chieli Minucci
  3. Sneaking Around (from Gotham GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  4. Never Ending Love (from Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  5. Wake Up // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  6. Hot 100 (from Sweet on You) // Chieli Minucci
  7. Jimmy Slim (from Acoustic Land – Gotham Music GM134) // Chieli Minucci
  8. One Stick and a Stone (clip 1) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  9. Ozone Alert (from Global Village) // Chieli Minucci
  10. Sweet Memories of You // Special EFX featuring Chieli MInucci - All Stars
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