Fall to the Sky (Minucci/Lanzaro)

Choreography: Lisa R. Chow
Music: Chieli Minucci & Kris Lanzaro, published by Chieli Music
Bronze Relief Art: John Henry Waddell
Photo Images: Amy  Waddell
Video Design: Billbob Brown
Lighting Designer: Michael Eddy
Costumes: Lisa R. Chow & George A. Johnson
Performers: Jeff Buckley, Hannah Carlsgaard, Lisa R. Chow, Dina Ternullo Melley, Ryann Alise Vaughn
Fall to the Sky is a collaboration that was inspired by an
incredible collection of bronze reliefs by Arizona sculpture artist, John Henry
Waddell and music by Chieli Minucci and Kris Lanzaro. Waddell’s work, called
Rising was just recently completed after eleven years of hard work. Waddell
hopes to find a home for this collection, possibly in New York as a dedication
to the victims of 911. Chielis music, Jewel in the Desert Sky was originally
released as Jewels back in 1995 and was recently reworked, remixed, rearranged
and completely rewritten, in collaboration with Lanzaro who lives in Germany.
This process of completing the new rendition all took place via cyberspace! Fall
to the Sky embraces the human spirit in search of enlightenment and peace. This
premiere collaboration is dedicated to the memories of loved ones lost to
disease, war and all tragedies.

Shadow (Raptis)

Desert Dance Theatre at Tempe Center for the Arts on June 13, 2009 at its 30th Anniversary Celebration. Shadow was premiered at that performance with special guest guitarist, Chieli Minucci from Special EFX.

SHADOW (Premiere)

Choreography: Lisa R. Chow and Step Raptis
Music: Step Raptis
Shadow Lighting Concept: Step Raptis
Lighting Designer: Carolyn Koch
Art Design Inspiration: Gary Hostallero
Costume: Pam Gazelle Robertson
Performers: Lisa R. Chow (Dancer), Chieli Minucci (Guitar), Step Raptis (Berimbau)

Shadow was created through collaboration of inspiration. The shadow never forgets its inspiration for existence. Step Raptis



This is from GRP’s first Christmas/Holiday video release, called ” A GRP Christmas Colleciton” (1988).
George and Chieli improvised this arrangement on the spot to the classic song and later on a video was choreographed to the piece


Black Barnaby

video by Inge Wenzel


Other CD Projects

Chieli won the 2008 Emmy Award
for Music Composition for a Daytime Drama
for his composing/producing work on CBS Guiding Light
click here: Emmy Awards video playback


Contact if you like to purchase one of these titles below

‘Solos, Duos, Trios’

Intimate compositions featuring percussionist George Jinda and
guitarist Chieli Minucci. Additional pieces featuring bassists
Jerry Brooks & Wayne Batchelor


‘Raspberry n’ Cream’

Classic R & B, ballads, hiphop…sung by the writers themselves –
Will Brock, Armsted Christian, Olamide Faison, Jenny Burton,
Philip Hamilton, Bemshi, others…


‘Pop Today’

contemporary pop/rock songs sung by the writers themselves –
Johnny Kemp, Chieli Minucci, Victor Starsky, Fernando Saunders, others…



Short compositions and textural pieces which were written/produced by Chieli Minucci.

Created with video broadcast in mind, these vignettes are ambient & atmospheric,

ranging from ‘trance’ to rock pop, these music collages will take you on a journey through

contrasting emotions and scenarios


Chieli Minucci Composed and produced the soundtrack
for the 2003-2010 Broadway Across America/Nickelodeon
live tour productions of the hit TV series,
Dora the Explorer.
Both ‘Dora’s Pirate Adventure ,’
and ‘The City of Lost Toys’.

Chieli has written and recorded the soundtrack
for the smash hit Themestar stage production
of the long-running British kid’s TV show,

Thomas & Friends Live! – Thomas Saves The Day !


– Chieli was one of the primary composers
for CBS’s Guiding Light,
which has sadly ended it’s record-setting run
after it’s 72nd (and final) season on television!


Chieli and Emanauel Kallins continue to score/produce music for Gotham Music,
the diverse music production company with compositions and cues being heard all over network television,
cable, radio, feature films, etc..
‘Good Morning America’ has been using one of their original compositions as part of it’s opening theme.
The music can also regularly be heard on such diverse programs as Access Hollywood,
Primetime Live, the 700 Club….even Howard Stern!