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.