Get to know Jazz Guitar Today Artist of the Week, Chieli Minucci…
» A LITTLE ABOUT
- Guitarist, composer, and arranger Chieli Minucci is longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group SPECIAL EFX, featuring Chieli Minucci. Chieli has been a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 35 years – he has recorded and released 31 CDs! That’s keeping busy…
» HAS PLAYED WITH…
- artists such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Bolton, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Anastasia, as well as jazz artists Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Bernie Williams, Marion Meadows, The Lao Tizer Band, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Nick Colionne, Gerald Veasley, Omar Hakim, and many others.
» INTERESTING NOTE
- Also known as a composer for television and film, Minucci has been nominated for 10 Daytime Emmy Awards and has won three!
- April 17 – Huntington, New York,
» FUN FACT
- Chieli comes from a musical background. His father, Ulpio Minucci (concert pianist/composer) wrote the American songbook standard, and 1955 hit song, “Domani” (sung by Julius LaRosa), as well as “A Thousand Thoughts of You,” and “Felicia” (both sung by Nat King Cole).
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Jazz Guitar Today favorite track – Deep as the Night