• 8/25/2022 ~ Special EFX Starring Chieli Minucci

    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, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Marc Anthony, Michael Bolton, Eartha Kitt, Eddie Fisher, Anastasia as well as jazz giants 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 has won 3 Emmy Awards, and has been nominated 10 times for his eclectic compositions. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the film Bowfinger, No Country for Old Men, Legally Blonde, American Made, and others. Chieli’s original scoring work can be heard in live stage productions of Peter Pan, Dora the Explorer, Go,Diego,Go, Thomas The Tank Engine, and many others.
    Joining Minucci on stage August 27th will be longtime SPECIAL EFX band members drummer extraordinaire Joel Rosenblatt (Spyro Gira, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Manhattan Transfer), keyboardist Jay Rowe (Marion Meadows, Angela Bofill, Phil Perry), and bassist Jerry Brooks (Neal Schon’s Vortex, Omar Hakim, Destiny’s Child).
    “I’m so looking forward to returning to the Branford Green for the annual jazz festival this year,” said Minucci. “Special EFX has performed at this event a few times including our memorable 25th anniversary tour. A beautiful setting, this free outdoor show is one of the nicest events we will play this year. We hope to see all our friends and fans this coming August for what promises to be a cool end-of-summer August concert.”