reviews/ live interviews


Roger Grunden –  Subject: A K R O N! Chieli, GREAT SHOW tonight– the best! This is your 4th (consecutive) year here and I swear it gets better every time. Way to rock the house! The lineup was fabulous! Thanks for coming from the big city to little ‘ole Akron!”

“When Chieli and Special EFX arrived on stage, the crowd went crazy… One group that has no weak links…”

Jazz Exodus “A pioneer in the game…”

Cleveland Life  “The band has released quality music throughout its’ 24 year career…”

LA Jazz Scene  “Minucci’s guitar playing is compelling throughout…”

JazzIz  “Minucci’s Spanish guitar melted heartstrings…”

Gavin  “Special EFX is one of the most prolific and enduring acts in the format…”

#1 RADIO SINGLES (click on the song titles to listen!)
Cruise Control” (1999) from Butterfly
My Girl Sunday” (2000) from Sweet On You
Dreams(1998) from It’s Gonna Be Good
Seduction (1994) from Body Language* *Voted by the listeners of WJJZ as one of the Smoothest Songs of All Time

Interview JazzRock TV (Chieli Appears with Omar Hakim – Leverkusen Jazz festival) – CD review Without You

Interview JazzRock TV – Chieli Minucci & Special EFX Netherlands



Chieli Minucci has been honored with numerous Emmy’s (1998-2009) for his compositional work. (CBS – Guiding Light) as well as children’s shows (Nickelodeon – Dora the Explorer, Go! Diego Go!…others) television compositions.

Click here to hear some of Chieli’s performances on  Jennifer Lopez – On the 6, Celine Dion – These Are Special Times, Backstreet Boys – Millennium, Jewel’s – Joy: A Holiday Collection   ________________________________________

Some of Chieli’s Movie Soundtrack Credits “Super Smooth” from Bowfinger starring Eddie Murphy and Steve Martin (1999)
“Fiesta Mexicana” from Snake Eyes starring Nicholas Cage (1998)