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biography

CHIELI MINUCCI – guitarist, producer, composer – is the leader of the Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group SPECIAL EFX, which formed in 1982.

Minucci & Special EFX have recorded a combined 27 CD’s, 8 of those being solo releases. In addition Minucci has recorded and performed with top pop artists such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Jessica Simpson, Anasta-sia and others..

Jazz artists such as Bobby Caldwell, Chuck Loeb, Paul Jackson Jr., Marion Meadows, Jay Beckenstein/ Spyro Gyra, Kim Waters, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Veasley, Lao Tizer, Nestor Torez, Bob Baldwin, Jeff Lorber and many others.

His father, Ulpio Minucci (concert pianist/composer) wrote the now ’standard’ 1955 hit song “Domani,” as well as “A Thousand Thoughts of You,” and “Felicia” (both sung by Nat King Cole).

Also known as a composer for television and film, Minucci was nominated for 10 Daytime Emmy Awards and has won 3, in 1998, 2007, and most recently in 2008, for his eclectic compositional work on CBS’s The Guiding Light. He has written music for well-known programs such as Good Morning America (theme), Bloomberg Radio (theme), Access Holly-wood, The 700 Club, and others. He has written music for well-known programs such as Good Morning America (theme), Bloomberg Radio (theme), Access Holly-wood, The 700 Club, and others. He also contributed music to the sound-tracks of Bowfinger (1999), Legally Blonde (2001). and Panic (2000), as well as most recently to ‘Lifted’ (2007).
Minucci composed and produced the soundtrack for the Broadway Across America/Nickelodeon live stage productions of the hit TV series, Dora the Explorer (‘Dora’s Pirate Adventure’, ‘The City of Lost Toys’ and currently ‘Return to the City of Lost Toys’) which are currently touring interna-tionally. He also wrote and recorded original songs for the live stage production of Thomas & Friends Live™, (both ‘Thomas Saves The Day!’ and most currently, ‘A Circus Comes to Town’).

Minucci composed and produced the soundtrack for the Broadway Across America/Nickelodeon live stage productions of the hit TV series, Dora the Explorer (‘Dora’s Pirate Adventure’, ‘The City of Lost Toys’ and currently ‘Return to the City of Lost Toys’) which are currently touring interna-tionally. He also wrote and recorded original songs for the live stage production of Thomas & Friends Live™, (both ‘Thomas Saves The Day!’ and most currently, ‘A Circus Comes to Town’).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Native Rivers (from World Journeys – Gotham Music – GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  1. Native Rivers (from World Journeys – Gotham Music – GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  2. Without You (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  3. Nasir di Nuevo (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  4. Genesis (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  5. Sneaking Around (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  6. Capetown Jubilee (from Hot Sexy Travels – Gotham Music GM153) // Chieli Minucci
  7. The Effect (from Confidential) // Chieli Minucci
  8. Gallagher’s Garage (from Rock It – Gotham Music GM156) // Chieli Minucci
  9. Fairy Dust (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  10. Beautiful Gold (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  11. Across the Seven Seas (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  12. Two Hearts (from Butterfly) // Chieli Minucci
  13. Mystical (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  14. Hatter Scatter (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  15. Happy Happy (from Party) // Chieli Minucci
  16. Explore India (from Hot Sexy Travels – Gotham Music GM153) // Chieli Minucci
  17. Jimmy Slim (from Acoustic Land – Gotham Music GM134) // Chieli Minucci
  18. Masterpiece (from Masterpiece) // Chieli Minucci
  19. Hot 100 (from Sweet on You) // Chieli Minucci
  20. The Juice (from Got it Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  21. Endless Us (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  22. Sad Senorita (from World Journeys – Gotham Music GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  23. Crazy Eights (from // Chieli Minucci
  24. The Haunting (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  25. Jewels – part 1 (from Jewels) // Chieli Minucci
  26. Circus Theme (from Thomas the Tank Engine’s, “Thomas Saves the Day”) // Chieli Minucci
  27. The Gift (from It’s Gonna Be Good) // Chieli Minucci
  28. Guitarzzz (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  29. Stars in Your Eyes (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  30. Mirage (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  31. Deep as the Night (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  32. Sneaking Around (from Gotham GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  33. Yesterdays Memories (from Slice of Life) // Chieli Minucci
  34. New Bop (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  35. One Day (from Just Like Magic) // Chieli Minucci
  36. Moonshining (from Gotham Goes Country – Gotham Music GM168) // Chieli Minucci
  37. Good Times Ahead (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  38. Flowing Hair (from Acoustic Land – Gotham Music GM134) // Chieli Minucci
  39. Krazy Kats (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  40. Islands (from Mystique) // Chieli Minucci
  41. Mi Amore (from Party) // Chieli Minucci
  42. Never Ending Love (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  43. Kickin’ It Hard (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  44. So It Begins (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  45. Wish You a Jazzy Christmas (from Seasons Greetings – Gotham Music GM165) // Chieli Minucci
  46. Journeys (from Travels) // Chieli Minucci
  47. Lost Not Found (from World Journeys – Gotham Music GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  48. Far Away (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  49. Gentle Hands (from Inspire Me – Gotham Music GM194) // Chieli Minucci
  50. Love Is Always Young (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  51. Gamelan Games (from East of the Sun) // Chieli Minucci
  52. Global Village (from Global Village) // Chieli Minucci
  53. Ozone Alert (from Global Village) // Chieli Minucci
  54. Garden of Eden (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  55. Gathering Wind (from Without You) // Chieli Minucci
  56. Till the End of Time (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  57. Dance on the Delta (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
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