October 3, 2008

Rare West Coast Appearance: Chieli Minucci and Special EFX

Written by The Jazz Gypsy
Photo provided by Chieli Munucci

Chieli 3 resized.jpgChieli & Special EFX
When: Friday, October 03, 2008, 8:00 pm
Where: Spaghetinni Grill & Jazz Club
3005 Old Ranch Parkway
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Don’t miss a rare West Coast performance by Chieli Minucci and Special EFX at Spaghetinni in Seal Beach. Chieli is Smooth Jazz’ most musically diverse guitarist and Special EFX is Smooth Jazz’ most prolific band, with a combined 23 cd’s released since 1982. Minucci & Special EFX are beyond sensational with a vast repertoire of musical styles from pop to rock to all genres of jazz. Although Spaghetinni’s always presents good musical talent, Chieli and Special EFX are the “best of the best” and this show is sure to be the performance of the year at Spaghetinni’s. Therefore, early arrival and reservations are highly suggested.

Chieli will also be performing this weekend at the 18th Annual Jazz at Drew Festival.

Chieli Minucci special appearance w/the Karen Briggs All Star Band
(Mike Phillips, Vesta, Loose Ends, Lao Tizer & Sheryl Lee Ralph)

When: Sunday, October 5, 2008
Gates open at noon, Concert Begins at 1:00 pm
Where: Jazz at Drew
Charles Drew University Campus
1731 East 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
323.563.9690 - ticketmaster

The Jazz at Drew festival goers should get permission slips from their doctors before they attend Sunday’s show. And, anyone with a weak heart should avoid the Karen Briggs All Star Band. Just thinking about each individual artist in her all star line-up gives me heart palpitations……Karen Briggs….tick, tick, tick,…..Mike Phillips….tick, tick, tick,….Loose Ends….tick, tick, tick,…Chieli Minucci….tick, tick, tick….Lao Tizer….tick, tick, tick., ….Vesta…….kaboom! I just can’t imagine how they are going to keep the crowd under control once all of these mega-hyper performers descend upon the stage.

Also performing at Jazz at Drew:

Saturday, October 4, 2008
Les Mc Cann featuring Javon Jackson; Jeff Lorber ; Poncho Sanchez; The Wallace Roney Quintet; Nate Morgan’s Swinging ‘N Exile; Renaissance, Karen Brigss All Star Band (Mike Phillips, Chieli Minucci, Vesta, Lao Tizer, Loose Ends, Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sunday, October 5, 2008
Chrisette Michele; Third World; The Chi-Lites; Ricky Minor Band & Friends; Malcolm Jamal Warner’s Miles Long & LA Multi-School Hip Hop Orchestra; Latin Jazz All Stars (Pete Escovedo, Steve Turre, Ray Vega, David Valentine, Yunior Terry, Artuo O’Farril, Phoenix Rivera, & Chembo Corneil); Jazz at Drew All Stars featuring Leon James & Jabari Betts.

Posted by JazzGypsy at October 3, 2008 6:14 PM