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Jazz LIVE at Marine View - the 100th Concert of the Series with Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci

Jazz, World

Guitarist, composer, and arranger Chieli Minucci ( is the longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group SPECIAL EFX featuring Chieli Minucci, a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 35 years. Besides writing and performing his own music, Minucci shares his guitar brilliance throughout the entertainment world. He has recorded and performed with many top artists, such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Michael Bolton, 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, Minucci is also a gifted television and film composer. He has won 3 Emmy Awards and been nominated 10 times for his eclectic compositional work on CBS's "The Guiding Light." He has written music for well-known programs such as Dancing With the Stars, American Idol, Good Morning America (theme), Bloomberg Radio (theme), Access Hollywood, The 700 Club and others. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the films Bowfinger, Legally Blonde, Panic, and others. Chieliís original scoring work can be heard in live stage productions of Peter Pan, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, and others. Lao Tizer ( has collaborated with Minucci for many years; he is a superb keyboardist, pianist and composer. Embracing a wide range of musical influences, he fronts his own band with the likes of Minucci, Eric Marienthal on sax, Karen Briggs on violin and multi-instrumentalist Steve Nieves. Also appearing for the special occasion are two in-demand area musicians - bassist Osama Afifi and drummer Brad Boal. Donít miss a great celebration of the popular South Sound concert series.