Special EFX All-Stars, led by guitarist, producer, Grammy nominee and 3x Emmy winner, Chieli Minucci, is an incredible collaboration of jazz musicians.
Soulful R & B vocalist Elliott Yamin who rose to fame on American Idol, joins this amazing group led by Chieli (Celine Dion, Marc Anthony), Grammy winning saxophonist
Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, Barbra Streisand), the amazing Karen Briggs (Yanni, Diana Ross) on violin, and cutting edge keyboardist Lao
Tizer (Down to the Bone, The Lao Tizer Band). It’s going to be a jazz blast when these accomplished artists join forces for a concert jam!
Chieli Minucci is the longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group and has been a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 35 years. Although renowned
in the jazz and pop world, Chieli is also a gifted television and film composer.
Chieli Minucci is the longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group and has been a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 35 years. 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, 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, Chieli is also a gifted television and film composer. He has won three Emmy Awards and been nominated 10
times for his eclectic compositional work. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the films Bowfinger, Legally Blonde, Panic, and others. Chieli’s original scoring work can be
heard in live stage productions of Peter Pan, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, and others.
And the award-winning Folsom High School Jazz Band 1 will kick things off!