Special EFX All-Stars featuring Chieli Minucci, Eric Marienthal, Regina Carter, Lao Tizer, Joel Rosenblatt & Jerry Brooks
Jazz guitarist/composer Cheil Minucci is the founding member and leader of the Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group Special EFX which debuted in 1984 on the famed GRP record label. With over 26 releases to their name, Special EFX is celebrating a 35-year anniversary tour and will include some of the biggest names in the jazz and contemporary music industry. multi award winning and Grammy nominee’s Eric Marienthal sax, Regina Carter violin, Lao Tizer keyboards, Jerry Brooks bass and Joel Rosenblatt drums. Each musicians resume is filled with performances,recordings and tours with some of the greatest names in jazz, pop, rock and contemporary music. Minucci has won three Emmy Awards, in 1998, 2007, and 2008, and has been nominated for 10 Emmy Awards for his eclectic compositional work on CBS’s Guiding Light, which holds the record as the longest running TV show in American history. 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. He also contributed music to the soundtracks of No Country For Old Men (2007 Paramount), Bowfinger (1999 Universal), Legally Blonde (2001 MGM), and Panic (2000).