Chieli Minucci – Genesis

GenesisBorn and raised in Queens, New York, Chieli Minucci began playing the guitar when he was eight. He studied at Ithaca College and Queens College focusing on Music and English. Chieli has performed as a sideman with a variety of artists over the years including Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and Lionel Richie. He formed the band Special EFX with George Jinda in 1983 and they released their first album Special EFX in 1984. Minucci is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Special EFX with the release of his new album Genesis, due out on May 21, 2013 via Shanachie Records.

We’ re proud to announce the upcoming release of Chieli Minucci & Special EFX 2013 brand new release, “Genesis”. This landmark CD celebrates 30 years of recording and concert touring for the Grammy nominated band! Featuring longtime members of Special EFX. drummer Lionel Cordew, bassist Jerry Brooks, and keyboardist Jay Rowe. With special guests  percussionist Mino Cinelu (Weather Report. Sting. Miles Davis), drummer Omar Hakim (Trio of Oz, Weather Report, Sting, Madonna), pianist/recording artist Lao Tizer. fiddling goddess Karen Briggs (Yanni, Jazz in Pink), plus newcomer vocalists Xu Feiyu (she’s’ from Shanghai. China) and Victor Starksy. Plus the return of longtime Special EFX saxman David ManVi!

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