The Band

Available in configurations including “Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci”, and the new “Special EFX All-Stars” package featuring a world-class lineup of jazz greats.

NEW RELEASE – Available now on Trippin N Rhythm Records

Elliott Yamin – vocals (American Idol finalist!)
Maysa – vocals (Incognito)
Regina Carter – violin (bandleader, Aretha FranklinLauryn Hill)
Eric Marienthal – sax (Grammy winner, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Elton John)
Nelson Rangell – sax, flute (bandleader, Dave Grusin, Patti Austin)
Karen Briggs – violin (bandleader, Yanni, Stanley Clarke)
Gerald Veasley – bass (Grover Washington Jr, Joe Zawinul Syndicate)
Najee – sax, flute (Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones)
Lao Tizer – keys (bandleader The Lao Tizer Band, Down to the Bone)
Joel Rosenblatt – drums (Special EFX, Spyro Gyra, Michel Camilo)
Jerry Brooks – bass (Special EFX, Destiny’s Child, D’Angelo)
Jay Rowe – keyboards (Special EFX, Jessy J, Nick Colionne)
Mino Cinélu – percussion (Weather Report, Sting, Miles Davis)
Lin Rountree – trumpet (bandleader)
Billboard Magazine’s 2018 top honors, winning best-song-of-the-year – Deep as the Night
#1 Billboard contemporary jazz song from 2017 release – Lavish
#1 contemporary jazz songs – Dreams, Seduction, Cruise Control
#2 contemporary jazz songs – My Girl Sunday, Kickin It Hard

 Performance Highlights:

Jazz In The Gardens – Miami, FL
Seabreeze Jazz Festival – FL
Spaghettini – CA 
Yoshi’s – CA
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant -MN
MIM – Musical Instrument Museum – Phoenix
Soiled Dove – Denver
Wiggins Waterfront Amphitheater – Camden, NJ
A Celebration of Black Music – Cincinnati
Catalina JazzTrax Festival – CA
City Winery
John Coltrane Jazz Festival – NC
Beacon Theater – NYC
Mallorca Jazz Festival – Spain
John Coltrane Jazz Festival – NC
Berks Jazz Festival – PA
Winter Park Jazz Festival – CO
Queen Mary Jazz Festival – Long Beach, CA
The Bottom Line – NYC
Best Buy Theater – NYC
Greek Theater – Berkeley, CA
Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux, Switzerland
North Sea Jazz Festival – The Hague, Holland
Grande Parade du Jazz – Nice, France
Umbria Jazz Festival – Perugia, Italy
The Pit In – Tokyo, JAPAN
Java Jazz Festival – Jakarta, Indonesia
West Embankment Music Festival – Shanghai , China

Chieli Minucci

Guitarist, composer, producer and arranger, Chieli Minucci, is the founder and longtime leader of the acclaimed, Grammy nominated jazz-fusion group, Special EFX — a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 35 years.  Besides writing and performing his own music, Chieli shares his guitar brilliance throughout the entertainment world. He has recorded and performed with many top artists, such as Celine Dion, Lou Reed, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Michael Bolton, Eartha Kitt, Eddie Fisher, Anastasia, as well as jazz artists Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Bernie Williams, Marion Meadows, Lao Tizer, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley, Omar Hakim, and many others.  Although renowned in the jazz and pop world, Chieli is also a gifted television and film composer. He has won 3 Emmy Awards and been nominated 10 times for his eclectic compositional work. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the films Bowfinger, Legally Blonde, Panic, No Country For Old Men, and others. Chieli’s original scoring work can be heard in live stage productions of Peter Pan, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, and others.  




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Hot 100 (from Sweet on You) // Chieli Minucci
  1. Hot 100 (from Sweet on You) // Chieli Minucci
  2. Hatter Scatter (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  3. One Day (from Just Like Magic) // Chieli Minucci
  4. Masterpiece (from Masterpiece) // Chieli Minucci
  5. The Haunting (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  6. Gentle Hands (from Inspire Me – Gotham Music GM194) // Chieli Minucci
  7. Sunset Passion Juice // Special EFX featuring Chieli MInucci - All Stars
  8. Never Ending Love (from Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  9. Little Wing (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  10. Nasir di Nuevo (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
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