• 8/25/2022 ~ Special EFX Starring Chieli Minucci, Joel Rosenblatt, Davie Livolsi, Jay Rowe

    Joining Special EFX will be:

    Keyboardist Jay Rowe attended New England Conservatory of Music where he became a part of the New Haven, Connecticut music scene – playing alongside such players as The Rippingtons, David Benoit, Bela Fleck, Stanley Jordan, and Jeff Lorber, and his good friend Marion Meadows. He’s been a regular touring member of Special EFX for over 25 years, having played on numerous releases over the years. Jay has 7 solo CDs out, including his latest, “Smooth Ride”.

    Bassist David Livolsi attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA for two semesters. It was there in Boston where he began combining all of his influences of Rock, Jazz, R&B, Blues, Fusion, Funk, and Soul Music to create his “sound” on the bass. David has gone on to work with such notable artists such as, John Scofield, Bill Evans, Jazz Is Dead, T Lavitz, Jerry Goodman, Roberta Flack, Maysa, Najee, Chuck Loeb, Sam Rivers, Kung Fu, John Tropea, David Spinozza, Nelson Rangell, and many more.

    Joel Rosenblatt is a world-renowned drummer and producer. He has performed and recorded with such greats as: Spyro Gyra, Special EFX, Lee Ritenour, Freddy Jackson, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton. Eileen Ivers, Michel Camilo, Chick Corea, Steps Ahead, Paquito d Rivera, Manhattan Transfer, Randy Brecker, Ken Navarro, Bill Evans and many more. Having toured the world many times over, Joel brings an international musical awareness to the music. Currently the owner and main engineer at world class Cliff Sound Productions, Joel is also actively involved in producing and cultivating new artists.

    I’m so looking forward to returning to the Branford Green for the annual jazz series this year! Special EFX has performed this event a few times, including the memorable 25th anniversary tour! This year will be out 35th anniversary! A beautiful setting, this free outdoor show is one of the nicest events we will play this year. (And with what’s going on with the health crisis right now, it might even be the only event we play this year!). We hope to see all our friends & fans this coming August for what promises to be a cool, end-of-summer August concert!