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Renaissance

by Chieli Minucci

jazz, light jazz, new age, world fusion, fusion jazz, smooth jazz, mood, world
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Chieli Minucci is the leader of the Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group Special EFX, which formed in 1982. Minucci & Special EFX have recorded a combined 25 CDs, 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, Anastasia and others, as well as jazz/pop artists Bobby Caldwell, Marion Meadows, Jay Beckenstein, Kim Waters, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Veasley, Lao Tizer, Nestor Torez, Bob Baldwin, 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 three, 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 Hollywood, The 700 Club, and others. He also contributed music to the soundtracks of Bowfinger (1999) 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 internationally. 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')

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full bio information

Chieli Minucci was born and raised in NYC. Son of Catherine & Ulpio Minucci (concert pianist/composer, who wrote the 50s hit, Domani (Julius LaRosa), A Thousand Thoughts of You, and Felicia (both Nat King Cole). Chieli grew up in Queens, NY, where he still resides today. He began music early on, studying classical piano from the age of 5, and eventually switched over to guitar at 8. He was continually surrounded by the sound of music, through his father's piano playing, and composing, which was to play a key role in his musical future as a writer himself.

At age 13 he joined neighborhood friends to form the band, Taurus, which stayed together for about 3 years. Chieli did a great deal of performing and traveling with this band, performing regularly on the Italian Line Cruise ships during Christmas and Easter school holidays, as well as countless school dances and parties, as well as local bars. It was during these teen years that he developed his love for performing, writing, singing, and traveling, all through music.

He attended Ithaca College in upstate NY, where he initially majored in music, studying classical guitar, but eventually settled in as an English major. He continued studying music theory, history, solfeggio, composition, and big band arranging, as well as joining various local groups: Amethyst, a folk/pop trio; The New Band, his first foray into fusion-jazz/rock; Fast Food, a new wave vocal/rock group; Colombo, a Brazilian trio; and finally, a long stint in Gumbo, an original instrumental/fusion rock quartet. The college life gave Chieli an opportunity to be a part of many diverse musical situations, which was key in his future as a composer/guitarist.

Following college he returned to NYC, studying composition privately with Nicolas Flagello. From ages 23 through 25 Minucci worked with many acts: The Commotion, Fran Eckhart, China Davis Band, Sapho, as well as continuing to write his own music, in particular, pop vocal music, for which he teamed up with lyricists Bobby Matthews and Norman Simon. He performed in various groups, including a two-year stint with Eartha Kitt, and eventually The B.B. & Q. Band (Capital), as well as a brief run with the Lou Reed Band, which featured the rhythm section of Fernando Saunders on bass, as well as J.T. Lewis on drums. (soon to become the first rhythm section lineup of Special EFX). Chieli performed at the original Farm Aid concert with Lou Reed as well. It was during this period that he met Hungarian drummer/percussionist, George Jinda.

Soon after meeting George, the two musicians formed Special Delivery, which landed a recording contract in 1982 with Keytone Records, in Holland. Their first LP, simply entitled, Special EFX was eventually picked up for USA distribution by GRP Records (Larry Rosen/Dave Grusin) in NYC. By 1984 Special EFX (newly renamed) had its first US release out in the stores, and the band began its present adventures in touring and performing. Since then Special EFX has recorded 17 CDs, and Chieli has recorded 6 solo CDs on his own. 'Chieli Minucci with Special EFX' is still touring regularly.

Chieli has been busy in a wide variety of musical projects, which include recording and performing with top pop artists Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Jessica Simpson, Anastasia and others....as well as jazz/pop artists Bobby Caldwell, Marion Meadows, Jay Beckenstein, Kim Waters, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Veasley, Lao Tizer, Nestor Torez, Bob Baldwin, and many others.

Chieli also has a multimedia website, ChieliMusic.com, which features video, multiple soundclips, individual song downloads from all 25 CDs, as well as all biographical material, full electronic press-kit, etc...


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RECENT ACTIVITIES (as of 5/09)

Minucci is currently at work writing and producing Special EFX's 25th anniversary recording, which is due for completion soon and scheduled for a 2010 release.

2008 Emmy Award for
Best Music Composition on a Daytime Drama
(CBS's Guiding Light)
One of the primary composers, since 1999.
Has composed over 600 individual cues,
and continues to regularly score background music
for the show, which is enjoying it's
71st anniversary season on television!

Chieli appeared on both ABC's
Good Morning America
and the
Rachael Ray Show
alongside singer Michael Bolton.


On tour in support of Special EFX's first live concert DVD release,
'A Night With Chieli Minucci & Special EFX'
as well as 'Sweet Surrender '
Special EFX's 17th CD release.

- My Girl Sunday, from 'Sweet On You'
was a top five record in 2001

- Cruise Control, from 'Butterly' was #1 in 2002
(1315 spins in 2006 alone!!!!)

- Kickin' it Hard, from 'Night Grooves'
was a top five record in 2003

- The Juice, from 'Got It Goin' On' was Top Ten in 2005
(2685 spins to date in 2006)


Composed and produced the soundtrack
for the 2003-2006 Live Nation/Broadway Across America/Nickolodeon
live tour productions of the hit TV series,
Dora the Explorer.
Both 'Dora's Pirate Adventure ,'
and 'The City of Lost Toys', as well as
'Return to the City of Lost Toys'
all currently touring internationally.

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!™ - A Circus Comes to Town!

Chieli and Emanuel 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.....
recently 'Good Morning America'
has been featuring one of their original compositions
as part of their opening theme....

The music can also regularly be heard
on such diverse programs as
Access Hollywood, Primetime Live, the 700 Club
....even Howard Stern!



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'Sweet Surrender'
biography

Guitar Wizard & Contemporary Jazz Pioneers
Chieli Minucci & Special EFX Celebrate Silver Anniversary with Exhilarating New CD Sweet Surrender

“…extraordinary range and technical finesse.”
- JazzTimes Magazine
"Chieli Minucci is both an influential elder statesman
and true innovator."
– Jazziz Magazine

Grammy nominated and chart-topping sensation Chieli Minucci and Special EFX are at it again! Just in time for their Silver Anniversary the contemporary jazz super-group has crafted the ultimate sonic elixir of mind-bending and mood-enhancing compositions on their latest Shanachie Entertainment CD Sweet Surrender. Proving to be a masterful musical chameleon, guitar wizard, composer and arranger Chieli Minucci produces a recording which embodies all the finest elements of contemporary jazz but in his typical fashion challenges the music to incorporate his influences of jazz, world-fusion, rock, dance and house. “The concept for Sweet Surrender was to capture the intense energy we strive for at a live concert, but in a studio setting. I also wanted to showcase the eclectic styles we've explored over the last 20 plus years,” says Minucci.

Few bands in contemporary jazz have been as entertaining and artistically satisfying as Special EFX. Spearheaded by guitarist Chieli Minucci and co-founded by the late percussionist George Jinda, Special EFX helped to pave the road for contemporary jazz during its early years in the 80s and they continue to set the standard. Emmy-winning artist Chieli Minucci’s (pronounced Kee-eli Mee-noo-che) impressive credits include recording/performance credits with pop icons Celine Dion, The Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Jewel, Mark Anthony, and Jessica Simpson, among numerous others, as well as a long stint as a composer for the popular soap opera Guiding Light. The in demand session player sums up the secret behind his adaptability as a musician. The guitarist declares, “You can’t keep doing the same thing over and over and still be true to the music. Miles Davis was a role model for me when he came out of retirement because he had already said all there was to say with traditional jazz, so he tried experimenting with new sounds and seeing where he could take them. At first people complained, but it was groundbreaking in its own way. In the same way, I try to let my music evolve.”
Sweet Surrender showcases a fresh mix of irresistible grooves filled with funky memorable hooks, lyrical sweeping melodies, head-nodding polyrhythmic romps and dance inducing and body shaking rhythms. Highlights on the CD include “Mystical,” the album’s first single, sure to skyrocket to the top of the charts with its funky syncopated melody, surprising chord changes and infectious grooves and the tour-de-force “Au Naturale” which exposes Chieli’s virtuoso guitar skills and keen compositional chops (Minucci wrote all the songs on the CD).

Sweet Surrender also features such standouts as the bluesy and soulful “Guitarzzz” which Minucci describes as a cross between the Allman Brothers and contemporary jazz and the trip-hop and electronica tinged “Ascension,” as well as the carnival-like fare “Children’s Day,” which was penned in homage to an annual neighborhood event in Chieli Minucci’s native Forest Hills, Queens. There are also some tender and hauntingly beautiful moments on Sweet Surrender with tracks like “Chant” featuring the vocals of Philip Hamilton and the title track which Chieli based on the Babyface and Eric Clapton collaboration “Change the World. ”Sweet Surrender features Chieli Minucci alongside 'core' Special EFX band members saxophonist and flutist David Mann, drummer Lionel Cordew, vocalist and percussionist Philip Hamilton, pianist and keyboardist Jay Rowe and bassist Jerry Brooks, as well a few guest musicians.

As Special EFX embarks on its 25th year as torchbearers of innovative and inspiring instrumental music, Chieli Minucci reflects on the band’s longevity in the music business. "One of the reasons we have been able to maintain our popularity is because we have evolved and changed over the years. When the band first started we had a heavy world music influence. Later we highlighted more of a progressive rock sound, followed by acid jazz and now we have more of a rhythm and blues influence. When people hear our music, they can expect to hear a little of everything!”

Chieli Minucci was born in Huntington, Long Island, but grew up in nearby Forest Hills, Queens, where he still resides. His father (composer Ulpio Minucci, who wrote songs for Bing Crosby, Julius LaRosa, and Nat King Cole) introduced him to the piano at age six and encouraged him to become a composer. Now Chieli is passing this love on to his own son who is a budding young bassist. His daughter, by the way, is also a musician. Three generations of musical Minucci’s….Look out! Chieli fell in love with the guitar at age eight, a love-affair that continues today. He formed his first group, Taurus, at age 13 and got his introduction to jazz while attending Ithaca College in upstate New York. After college he gained some invaluable on-the-gig training with the NYC-based R&B band BB & Q. He then met percussionist George Jinda at a jam session and they formed Special EFX in 1982, recording for GRP, JVC and ultimately Shanachie as they helped chart the evolution of contemporary jazz. Minucci also recorded three solo projects for JVC before signing with Shanachie in 2000. His previous Shanachie releases, Sweet on You and Night Grooves both spawned top charting Smooth Jazz radio singles (with “Cruise Control” from Special EFX’s Butterfly staying at #1 an incredible five weeks and "My Girl Sunday" from Sweet on You hitting #2, and more recently, “Kickin’ It Hard,” from Night Grooves staying on the charts for a record breaking 33 weeks!) Clearly Chieli has arrived as a solo artist. Chieli also has earned several Emmy Award nominations for his music on the long-running NBC daytime drama "The Guiding Light"(winning one in 1998) and has worked with Gotham Music on their productions of CDs geared toward such niche directions as extreme sports, horror music and orchestral music for the post-9/ll project Patriotism & Explosive Drama. In 2003 Special EFX released the well-received Party which featured the popular single “Ladies Man.” In 2005 Chieli Minucci released Got it Goin’ On which spawned the top five hit “The Juice.” It was followed by the DVD A Night with Chieli Minucci & Special EFX which showcased a high-octane performance recorded at the world famous Harbourfront Centre Theatre in Toronto.

With the highly anticipated release of Sweet Surrender, Chieli Minucci and Special EFX prove why they have remained one of contemporary jazz’s most relevant, innovative and exciting bands. Chieli concludes, “I hope my fans will experience a roller coaster ride of enjoyment as we take them through our paces!”
Print & TV Contact: Monifa Brown (973) 579-7763 EXT 26 mbrown@shanachie.com

Radio Contacts: Bill Cason (516) 627-3682
billshanachie@optonline.net

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DISCOGRAPHY

ARTIST/PRODUCER

Chieli Minucci CDs

* Shanachie Entertainment releases
Sweet Surrender (2007)
Got It Goin' On (2005)
Night Grooves (2003)
Sweet On You (2002)

* JVC Records releases
It's Gonna Be Good (1998)
Renaissance (1996)
Jewels (1995)

* ChieliMusic online releases
Travels (2008)
East Of The Sun (2008)
Solos, Duos, & Trios (2008)
Pop Today (2008)
Raspberry & Cream (2008)
Drippings (2008)

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Special EFX CDs/DVDs

* Shanachie releases
Sweet Surrender (2007)
A Night With Chieli Minucci & Special EFX (2006)
Party (2003)
Butterfly (2001)
Masterpiece (1999)

* JVC Records releases
Body Language (1995)
Catwalk (1994)
Play (1993)

* GRP Records releases
Collection (1993)
Global Village (1992)
Peace Of The World (1991)
Just Like Magic (1990)
Confidential (1989)
Double Feature (1988)
Mystique (1987)
Slice Of Life (1986)
Modern Manners (1985)
Special EFX (1984)

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Smooth Jazz: Pure Pleasure Shanachie/1999

Flavors Of Jazz JVC/1997

Musicland & GRP: Got What's Hot In Jazz GRP/1992

The GRP Album GRP/2001


Jay Beckenstein “Sunrise” & “Lookin’ Up” Windham Hill/2000
from Eye Contact

Windham Hill A Jazz Noel 1999
“Magic” & “Joyous”

The Very Best Of Smooth Jazz Guitar Shanachie/1998
“Anything & Everything”

GRP Christmas Volume 1 GRP/1988
Collection


PRODUCER/GUITARIST

Lao Tizer
Golden Soul - Frathouse Records/2001
Short Play - LA Sound/1997

Jay Beckenstein
'Sunrise' - Windham Hill/2000
'Looking Up'
'I've Been Waiting'

Rick Rhodes
Now You See It, Now You Don't - Polystar/1994
Indian Summer - Polystar/1995
Deep in the Night - Beanbag/1998

Kim Pensyl - Eyes Of Wonder
GRP/1992

Deborah Henson-Conant
The Art Of Harp (Vol. 1) - International Harp Festival 1996
Caught In The Act - GRP/1990
Talking Hands - GRP/1991
Budapest - White Cat/Unity/1992

Heather Mullen - Heather Mullen
Eastwest/1992


GUITARIST

Celine Dion

One Heart Sony/2003
A New Day Has Come Sony/2002
Collector's Series, Vol. 1 2000
These Are Special Times 550 Music/Epic/1998
Let's Talk About Love (Australia) 1998
You Only Love Once

Lionel Richie ”To Love A Woman"
Island Def Jam/2002

Mark Anthony - Mended
Columbia/2002
“Tragedy”

Donna Summer - I Will
Sony/2003

Jennifer Lopez J to Tha L-O!: The Remixes

Project Synchrony - Rick Nichols
2008 (Linking Point)

Robbie Kumalo - Music is My Friend
2007

Bob Baldwin
Narada/2003
The American Spirit: A Smooth Jazz Celebration
“America The Beautiful” & “Star Spangled Banner”

Nestor Torres - My Latin Soul
Shanachie/2002
“Smooth” & “Hero”

Anastacia
Freak Of Nature Sony/2002
Not That Kind Sony/1999

Kevin Toni - Strut
Shanachie/2001

John Favicchia - Dharma
Fav Music/2001

True Vibe - True Vibe
Essential/Zomba/2001

David Mann - Touch
Encoded/2001

Jessica Simpson - Irresistible
Sony/2001

Tin Tin Out - Anybody's’ Guess
Virgin/2000

Celeste - This Is Your Life -
Ministry Of Sound/UK/2000

Carman Heart of a Champion
Sparrow/ EMI Christian Group/2000

Steelye Dan Tribute No Static At All
Samson/2000
“Josie” (w/ Dave Koz)

Rosie O’Donnell A Rosie Christmas
Sony/2000
“Winter Wonderland” (with Donny Osmond)

Club 1600
“Stay”
Encoded/N2K/2000

Samantha Sima- Identity
Genie Entertainment/2000

Tre-O - Music of the Heart
Sony/1999
“Seventeen”

Tom Browne - R ‘N’ Browne
Hip Bop/1999

Giselle d'Cole -G iselle D’Cole
Sony/Disco1999

Jewel Joy: A Holiday Collection
Atlantic/1999

Mya
Caliente/Atlantic/1999

Gerald Veasley -Love Letters (wrote “Hypnotize”)
Heads Up/1999

Jennifer Lopez - On The 6
“Promise Me You'll Try”
Work/Sony/1999

Backstreet Boys - Millennium
“I Need You Tonight”
Jive/Zomba/1999

Russell Gunn - Ethnomusicology (Vol. 1)
Atlantic/1998

Ginette Reno - Love Is All
Attic Records Limited/1998

Mercedes Hall - Somewhere In Town
1998

Sola - Haunts
Also Productions/1998

Marion Meadows - Pleasure
“Unchain My Heart”
Sire/Discovery/1998

Nicole Renee - Nicole Renee
Atlantic/1998
“Memorabilia”

Bakithi Kumalo - San Bonan
Siam/1998

Armsted Christian - The Wave Is Coming
Siam/1998

Will Downing - Invitation Only
Mercury/1997

Slim Mann - Secret Rendezvous
Encoded/1997

Angela Bofill - Love in Slow Motion
Shanachie/1996

Chaka Khan Epiphany:

The Best Of Chaka Khan Warner Bros.
“Your Love Is All I Know” 1996

Voyeur Boulevard Columbia/1996

Lionel Hampton - For the Love of Music
Mo Jazz/1996

E.Y.C. - I Feel It
MCA/1996
“In The Beginning”
Billy Mann - Billy Mann
A&M/1996

Jenny Burton - The Jenny Burton Experience”
Voiceworks/1995

Mark Johnson - Mark Johnson
JVC/1994

Mavis Staple - The Voice
Warner Bros./Paisley Park/1993

Christoph Spendel - Cool Street
TCB/1993

Noel Pointer - Never Lose Your Heart
Shanachie/Cachet/1993

Bemshi - Woman Child
Capitol/1992
Gabor Kristof - The Fast Lane
Champagne/1989

Omar Hakim - Rhythm Love
GRP/1989

Roberta Flack - Oasis
Atlantic/1988

Lala - Lala
Arista/1987

The Bellestars - World Domination
MCA/Stiff/1986

Cheryl Lynn - It’s Gonna Be Alright
CBS/1985

Chris Hinze - Saliah
Keytone/1984

High Fashion - Make Up Your Mind
Capitol/EMI/1983

Change - This Is Your Time
Atlantic/RFC/1983

The B.B.Q. Band - Six Million Times
Capitol/EMI/1983

The B.B.Q. Band
Capitol/EMI/1982

Compilations
Various Artists Guitar Fire!: GRP Gold Encore... (1983)
Various Artists GRP Digital Sampler, Vol. 1 (1984)
Various Artists GRP Christmas Collection (1988)
Various Artists KBLX - The Quiet Storm (1988)
Various Artists WNUA 95.5: Smooth Sounds, Vol. 1
Various Artists WQCD: Cool Sounds of CD 101.9, Vol... (1988)
Various Artists GRP: On the Cutting Edge (1989)
Various Artists KIFM: Smooth Sounds of San Diego,... (1989)
Various Artists WNUA 95.5: Smooth Sounds, Vol. 2 (1990)
Various Artists WQCD: Cool Sounds of CD 101.9, Vol... (1990)
Various Artists GRP Digital Sampler: On the... (1991)
Various Artists KIFM: Smooth Sounds of San Diego,... (1991)
Various Artists WCDJ: GRP Presents CD 96.9 -... (1991)
Various Artists WHVE: The Wave (1991)
Various Artists GRP 10th Anniversary Collection (1992)
Various Artists Smooth Sounds of Quiet, Vol. 2 (1992)
Various Artists Music Land & GRP: Got What's Hot... (1992)
Various Artists World of Contemporary Jazz Groups (1993)
Various Artists Flavors of Jazz (1997)
Various Artists Hip Bop'N Smooth (1999)
Various Artists Jazz Noel (1999)
Various Artists Smooth Jazz: Pure Pleasure (1999)
Various Artists Club 1600 (2000) Guitar
Various Artists Smooth Jazz: Sexual Healing (2000)
Various Artists Smooth Jazz Number Ones (2000)
Various Artists 102.5 the Wave
Various Artists GRP New Magic Digital Sampler, Vol...
Various Artists GRP Digital Sampler, Vol. 2
Various Artits Music for the New Millennium (2000)
Various Artists Satin Doll: Smooth Jazz Plays Duke (2001)
Various Artists Smooth Jazz: The Quiet Storm (2001)
Various Artists Smooth Jazz: Sweet Love (2002)
My Kind Of Jazz Sheer Sound (South Africa 2002)
A Taste of Pop Jazz (Pop Jazz)
Various Artists The best of Jazzin' Around - Sheer Sound


ARRANGER

Jay Beckenstein “Sunrise” & “Lookin’ Up”
Windham Hill/2000

Patrick “Patches” Stewart - Penetration
Hip Bop/1998
remixes & edits

Spyro Gyra
“Ariana” from Love & Other Obsessions

GRP/1995
“Heart Of The Night”

GRP/1996
“Ariana” from Retrospective
GRP/1997


SOUNDTRACKS/TELEVISION

One of the primary composers, since 1999, for the CBS Daytime Drama,
Guiding Light. Has composed over 600 individual cues.

Composed and produced the soundtrack for the
2003-2006 Clear Channel/Nickolodeon
live tour productions of the hit TV series,
Dora the Explorer.
Both 'Dora's Pirate Adventure ,'
and 'The City of Lost Toys',
currently touring internationally.

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!


Composed background music, since 1997, for As The World Turns, and Another World, scoring over 400 individual cues.

ABC-TV The Beach Boys: An American Family
2/00
“Surf and Turf”

HBO “Watch Out HBO” 2000
music for HBO’s new season

Bowfinger “Super Smooth” (C. Minucci/M. Kallins)
1999

Snake Eyes “Fiesta Mexicana”
Brian DePalma/1998



Performed as guitarist on:

Uptown Girls (starring Brittany Murphy)
MGM/2003

Double Platinum (starring Diana Ross & Brandy)
Arif Mardin/1999
(TV movie)

Clean & Narrow (Jimmy Webb- composer)
Showtime Movie/1999

Tre-O - Music of the Heart
Sony/1999
“Seventeen”

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (starring Bette Midler)
Disney/1996

Ishtar (Dave Grusin-composer)
Columbia/1987
starring Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman




MISCELLANEOUS
MUSIC PRODUCTION

Gotham Library/Firstcom (distributed by Zomba Music)
As one of the chief composers,recorded/composed/performed more than 35 individual CDs for Manny Kallin’s, Gotham Music between 1998-2005. These music ‘beds’ have appeared in dozens of television and radio programs/jingles,as well as major motion pictures.

Composed all the music, including the main “IDs”, for Bloomberg Radio, NYC during the years 2000-2001

Sound Ideas/Westar Music Library
Over The Edge 2002
X-Treme Sports 2 2002
Manhattan Silhouette 2001
Sex & Romance 2001
Neon Nights 1999
Second Cup 1999

De Wolfe Music
Latin Power 1999
Smooth Jazz #4

Killer Tracks Library
The 60’s Vol. 1 1997

Firstcom
American Dream Vol. 2 1996
Lifestyles 1995
American Dream 1994

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Chieli Minucci
Concerts History

1995

6/28-Blues Alley-Washington, DC
(with Clint deGanon, Jerry Brooks, Norman Hurt)

8/24 -27-Kimball’s East-Oakland, CA
(co-headlining with Marion Meadows Band & Phil Perry)

8/30-South Street Seaport-NYC
(with Clint deGanon, Jerry Brooks, Norman Hurt)

9/23-Cobo Center-Detroit, MICH
(co-headlined with Marion Meadows Band & Phil Perry)

10/13 -14-Seldom Blues-Raleigh Durham, NC
(with Jay Rowe, Jerry Brooks, Clint deGanon)

10/15-Marriot Ballroom-Norfolk, VA
(guest with Marion Meadows Band)



1996

3/16-Art Good Jazztraks Weekend-Lake Tahoe, CA
(with Ray Obiedo’s band)

7/7-The Pier -WSJZ Listener Party-Buffalo, NY
(solo show)

7/2-Montisore Vineyards (KKJZ Listener Party)-Portland, OR
(solo show)

7/23-Freedom Plaza-(WJZW show)-Washington, DC
(with Lionel Cordew, Tim Lefebvre, Phil Hamilton, Werner Gierig)

7/26-Boarders-Westbury, NY
(solo show)

7/27-Penns Landing-Philadelphia, PA
(with Lionel Cordew, Tim Lefebvre, Werner Gierig)

8/3-Boarders-Wilmington, DL
(solo show)

8/4-Boarders-Newark, DL
(solo show)

8/8-Boarders-Manchester, CONN
(solo show)

8/10-Boarders-Farmington, CONN
(solo show)

8/23-Indie Convention-Los Angeles, CA
(with Mark Johnson, Scott Cannady, Misha Siegel, Nakaguru, Hiroku)

8/23-Oasis Party (KOAI) Meridian Hotel -Dallas, TX
(Lionel Cordew, Jerry Brooks, Armsted Christian, Werner Gierig)

8/25-Boarders-Mission Viejo, CA
(solo show)

9/15-Costa Verde Mall (KIFM show)-La Jolla, CA
(with Lionel Cordew, Jerry Brooks, Phil Hamilton, Werner Gierig)

10/13-Pleasure Island-Orlando, FL
(with Lionel Cordew, Tim Lefebvre, Norman Hurt)

10/16-Winter Garden, World Financial Center-NYC
(with Lionel Cordew, Tim Lefebvre, Phil Hamilton, Werner Gierig)

10/20-Boarders-Tacoma, WASH
(solo show)

10/22-Boarders-Seattle, WASH
(solo show)

10/23-Boarders-Portland, OR
(solo show)

10/25-Boarders-Emeryville, CA
(solo show)

11/2- Boarders-San Francisco, CA
(solo show)

11/2-Boarders-San Rafael, CA
(solo show)

11/3-Boarders-Santa Barbara, CA
(solo show)

11/6-BB King Blues Club-Los Angeles, CA
(with Lionel Cordew, Tim Lefebvre, Phil Hamilton, Norman Hurt)

11/30-Boarders-Farmington, CONN
(solo show, *with Gianluca)

12/7-Winter Springs Art Festival(WLOQ)-Winter Springs, FL
(with Lionel Cordew, Jerry Brooks, Phil Hamilton, Jay Rowe)

12/13-Boarders-Westbury, NY
(solo show *with Siana)



1997

1/10-Boarders-Philadelphia, PA
(solo show)

1/11-Boarders-Wilmington, DL
(solo show)

1/24Boarders-Westbury, NY
(solo show)

4/11-Sangria-Hermosa Beach, Ca
(solo show)

4/12-Boarders-Westwood, CA
(solo show)

4/13-Boarders-Torrence, CA
(solo show)

4/17-Boarders-Santa Monica, CA
(solo show)

4/19-Boarders-Thousand Oaks, CA
(solo show)

4/20-Boarders-Long Beach, CA
(solo show)

4/26-City Fest-Charlotte, NC
(with Lionel Cordew, Jerry Brooks, Jay Rowe, Armsted Christian)

7/19-WJJZ Smooth Jazzfest-Cooper River Park, Philadelphia
(with Richie Morales, Jerry Brooks, Werner Gierig, Armsted Christian)

11/8-World Jazz Tribute/Tracy Thomas-Norwalk, Conn
@ The Sound Cafe
(backed by Aftertouch, with guests.....Dave Valentine, Chuck Loeb, Marion Meadows, Mark Johnson, Paul Taylor, Donald Harrison)
11/14-George Jinda Tribute-NYC @ S.O.B.’s
(with guests....Minu Cinelu, Chuck Loeb, Lionel Cordew, Mark Johnson, Kirk Lyons, Cliff Korman, Marion Meadows, John Lee, Bill Evans, Alex Bugnon, Helio Alves (p.), Fred Berryhill (cgs.), Danny Weiss, Rich Engle, CD101.9, Jazz Iz, N2K, GRP Records, JVC Musical Industries)

1998

1/24-Boarders-Farmington, CONN
(solo show)

2/7-Gavin Convention-San Diego, CA
The JVC “All Stars” Band (CM, Roger Smith, Steve Nieves, Hiroku,
Eddie M., Ndugu, Ray McKinley)

4/12-Deep Ellum Festival-Dallas,TX
(with Lionel Cordew, Tim Lefebvre, Jay Rowe, Armsted Christian)
5/28-CD 101 Cool Cruise-NYC
(with Lionel Cordew, Tim Lefebvre, Werner Gierig, Armsted Christian)

7/5-CD 105.3 Summer Breeze Concert-Norfolk, VA
(with Billy Ward, Gerald Veasley, Jay Rowe, Mark Johnson)

7/11-Old Pasadena Jazz Festival-Pasadena, CA
(with Jeff Suttles, Scott Cannady, Steve Nieves, Jay Rowe)

9/19-Intermedia Arts Center-Huntington, NY
(with Tim Lefebvre, Lionel Cordew, Werner Gierig, Phillip Hamilton
& the Chuck Loeb Band)

10/9-S.O.B.’s-NYC
(with Tim Lefebvre, Lionel Cordew, Mike Riccuiti, Phillip Hamilton & Stan Harrison)

10/24-Lynx Jazz Festival-Orlando, FL
(with Tim Lefebvre, Lionel Cordew, Werner Gierig, Phillip Hamilton)

10/25-The Jazz Cellar-Tampa, FL
(with Tim Lefebvre, Lionel Cordew, Werner Gierig, Phillip Hamilton)

1999

2/6-Metro Zoo-Miami, FL
(with Tim Lefebvre, Lionel Cordew, Werner Gierig, Steve Nieves)
12/31-Ritz-Carlton Jazz Millennium-Phoenix, AZ
(hosted by Marion Meadows, with Vann Johnson, Jay Rowe, Gerard Gibbs, Chip Shearing, Jabari)

2000

11/5Fat Fish Blue Cleveland, OH
(solo show)

11/24-Steben Athletic Club-Albany, NY
(solo show)

2001

7/8-Nikko Hotel-San Francisco, CA
(with David Mann.....track date)

7/15-Fat Fish Blue-Cleveland, OH
(with David Mann.....track date)

8/15-WZMR Concert Series-Albany, NY
(track date w/David Mann) also...Lao Tizer Band

11/2-Big Hickory Seafood Grill-Bonita Springs, FL
(track date)

11/11-Zanzibar Blue (WJJZ)-Philadelphia, PA
(track date)

11/24-Cheney Hall-Manchester, Conn
(track date/fundraiser)



2002

7/14-WJJZ Smooth Cruise-Cleveland, OH
(solo show)

7/23-WZMR Smooth Cruise -Albany, NY
(solo show)

11/24-The Horizon/105.1-Albuquerque, NM
(solo show)

12/21- WJZ-TV (CBS) on air-Baltimore, MD
(solo show)

2003

10/3-CD104.3 Randolph’s-Warwick Hotel-Denver, CO
(solo performance)

12/21-WJZ-TV (CBS)-Baltimore, MA
(solo performance)

2004

1/18-2/1-Smooth Cruise 2004- Western/Eastern Caribbean
(Warren Hill, Jeff Golub, Kirk Whalum, Euge Groove, Marion Meadows, Angela Bofill, Alexander Zonjic, Bob Baldwin, Don Harris, Bill Harris, Jonathan Butler, Mike Manson, Andre Berry, Sean McCurly, Dave Hooper, Mike Logan, Brian Simpson, Michael Ripoll, Randy Jacobs, Juan Carlos Santos, Ronnie Guttierez)

3/4-WJZZ trackdate-Washington, DC

3/18-Berks Jazz Festival All Star Jam- Reading, PA
(Gerald Veasley, Joe McBride, Rick Braun, Jimmy Somers, Kenny Blake, Freddie Ravel, Jeff Kashiwa)

5/21- WJMZ trackdate-Baltimore, MA

2005

5/21-Queens College Trio - NYC
(Jerry Brooks, Lionel Cordew)

6/26-Cleveland -WNWV-The Wave Trackdate
Chalet Debonne Winery

9/2-Pennís Landing-Philadelphia
Guitarzz
(Chuck Loeb, Brian Dunne, Jerry Brooks, Jay Rowe)

2/1-The Funky Munky-Oceanside, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Scarpullo, John Favicchia)

1/20-2/4-The Peter Jay Sharp Theater-NYC
River Deep - written by Gabrielle Lasner - music by Philip Hamilton
(Pat Hall, Erica Bowen, Zainab Jah, Heather Lind and Paula McGonagle,
Alex Alexander, Lionel Cordew, Trevor Exter, Wayne Batchelor, Daniel Mintseris, Atean ?, Hiro?)

2/16-private party-David/Robyn Cutler-NYC
duet with Jerry Brooks

2/24-KJCD Cool River Cafe - Denver
(Jerry Brooks, Nelson Rangell)

3/1-The Funky Munky-Oceanside, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Scarpullo, John Favicchia)

3/18-Akron Civic Center - Akron, Ohio
(Euge Groove, Donnel Spenser Jr., Cornelius Mims, Ollie Marden)

4/5-WXJZ trackdate-The Savannah Ballroom-Gainesville, Fl
(with Richie Stano-guest)

4/29-Jay Roweís Smooth Jazz For Scholars-Milford, Conn
(Jay Rowe, Trevor Sommerville, Dave Livosi, Nelson Rangell, Jeff Kashiwa, Rohn Lawrence, Marion Meadows, Bill Heller & many others...)

5/10-WSMJ trackdate-Baltimore, MD

6/4-Capitol Jazz Festival-Baltimore, MD
with Guitarzz
(Chuck Loeb, Paul Jackson Jr., Jay Rowe,Brain Dunne, Jerry Brooks)

6/7-The Funky Munky-Oceanside, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Favicchia)

7/5-29-The Peter Jay Sharp Theater-NYC
River Deep - written by Gabrielle Lasner - music by Philip Hamilton
(Pat Hall, Erica Bowen, MaKenzie Frye, Heather Lind, Shacitra Starke, and Paula McGonagle,
Alex Alexander, Trevor Exter, Daniel Mintseris)

8/1-Metropolitan Cafe-NYC
Bill Harris Saxual Harrisment
(Bill Harris, Dave Anderson, Chris Fischer, Thiery Arpino)

8/24-The Funky Munky-Oceanside, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Misha Tsiganov, Carl Fischer, John Favicchia, John Scarpulla)

9/7-Long Beach Jazz Festival-Long Beach, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Favicchia, John Scarpulla)

9/9-Long Beach Jazz Festival-Long Beach, NY
Steve Adelson Sticktet
(Bryan Carrot - vibes, Nydia Libertyí Mata - percussion, Alan bates - steel pans,
Vince Cherico - drums)

9/10-American Music Festival-Port Jefferson, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Favicchia, Mario Cruz)

9/23-Jazz Base-Reading, PA
The HeadsUp Supergroup/2nd Anniversary Party
(Gerald Veasley, Joe McBride, Kenny Blake, Keith Carlock)





2007

1/27-2/4-Brian Culbertson’s All Star Cruise
Galveston-TX, Montego Bay - Jamaica, Grand Cayman - Cayman Islands, Cozumel - Mexico
(Brian Culbertson, George Benson, Bobby Lyle, Michael Lington, Alan Hewitt, Marion Meadows, Eric Darius, Pamela Williams, Nick Colionne, Paul Taylor, Craig Chaquico, Ozzy Ahlers, Ricky Lawson, Warren Hill, Candy Dulfer, Gerald Albright, Gerald Veasley, Boney James, Norman Brown, Althea Rene, Mike Manson, Ray Parker, Jr., Down To The Bown, Paul Shilts Weimar, Katisse Buckingham, Rufus Philpot, Bill Steinway, Dave Hilterbrand Maysa, Randy Jacobs, Jorge Evans, Chance Howard, Dave Dyson, Lenny Castro, Brian Danzy, Eddie Miller, Buddy Fambro, Gerald Spikes, Lamar Jones, Chris Miskel, Tony Moore, John Blasucci, Jim Culbertson, Terry Steeke)

4/17 The Village Underground-NYC
Chieli Minucci & Friends presents
The Philip Hamilton Band
(Philip Hamilton, Lionel Cordew, Wayne Batchelor)

7/15 WGRV/Space Coast Jazz Festival-Melbourne, FL
(Curtis Nutall, Robert Wawoe, Dean, TC)

8/4 Thornton Winery-Temecula, CA
(Mitch Forman, Dave Hooper, Ronnie Gutierrez, Rufus Philpot)

8/16- Sambuca Jazz Cafe-Atlanta, GA
(Joey Sommerville, Sam Sims, Little John Roberts, Phil Davis)

9/7-Long Beach Jazz Festival- Long Beach, NY
Chieli Minucci Trio
(Jerry Brooks, Lionel Cordew)


2008

1/17- 26- All Star Cruise
San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, Mexico
(Norman Brown, Nick Colionne, Alan Hewitt, Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor, Warren Hill, Boney James, Althea Rene, Paul Shilts Weimar, Dave Hilterbrand, Buddy Fambro, Kool & the Gang, The Spinners, Kenny G, Steve Oliver, Larry Carlton, Nils, Jervonni Collier, Chad Wright, Kevin Flournoy, Brian Price)

3/3-Hippodrome Theater-Gainesville, Florida
(Chieli, Richie Stano, Ali Chi’Re, Tom Hurst, Jay Rowe)

3/5-University of Central Florida-Gainesville
(master class with Richie Stano)

4/19-WSJT Clearwater Jazz Festival-Clearwater, FL
(Chieli, Omar Hakim, Tim Lefebvre, Jay Rowe)

5/4-Temecula Wine & Music Festival, Temecula, CA
(Mitch Forman, Dave Hooper, Ronnie Gutierrez, Rufus Philpot)



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Other concerts
with other artists


1998

3/18-The Bottom Line-NYC
The Jenny Burton Experience
(Chieli, Lionel Cordew, Onaje Alan Gumbs, Mike Ricchuiti, Jerry Brooks)

4/3-New Jersey Performing Arts Center-Newark, NJ
The Jenny Burton Experience
(Lionel Cordew, Onaje Alan Gumbs, Mike Ricchuiti, Jerry Brooks)

5/7-Sound Cafe-Norwalk, CONN
Equal Justice
(Chieli, Richie Morales, John Lee, Dave Samuels, Dave Valentine, Mark Johnson, Deborah Rath)



1999

1/16-The Key Club-Los Angeles, CA
Lao Tizer Band

10/10-Bass Day @ Manhatten Center-NY, NY
Bakithi Kumalo
(Chieli, John DiMartino, Buddy Williams, Emedine Rivera, Robi Kumalo, Daryl Tooks)

12/31-Ritz-Carlton Hotel-Phoenix, AZ
Marion Meadows New Years Show
(Chieli, Van Johnson, Jay Rowe, Jabare, Gerard Gibbs, Chip Sterns)



2000

10/11-Scullers-Boston, MASS
The Philip Hamilton Band
(Chieli, Philip Hamilton, Carl Carter, Andy Ezrin, Steve Williams)



2001

1/14-The Knitting Factory-NYC
The Philip Hamilton Trio
(Philip Hamilton, Chieli, Matt Garrison)

4/28-Sunrise Musical Theatre-Miami, FL
The Smooth Crew
(Chieli, Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Walter Beasley, Brian Dunne, Ron Jenkins, Mike Ricchuitti)

4/29-Kings Center-Melbourne, FL
The Smooth Crew
(Chieli, Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Walter Beasley, Brian Dunne, Ron Jenkins, Mike Ricchuitti)

5/26-KIFM Party-San Diego, CA
The Smooth Crew
(Chieli, Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Walter Beasley, Brian Dunne, Ron Jenkins, Mike Ricchuitti)

7/4-Colony Park-Dallas, TX
The Smooth Crew
(Chieli, Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Walter Beasley, Brian Dunne, Ron Jenkins, Mike Ricchuitti)

8/15-Jazz Wednesdays @ the World Trade Center-NYC
The Fantasy Band
(Chieli, Dave Samuels, Lionel Cordew, Eddie Cordew, Helio Alves, Marion Meadows)

9/23-Embarcadero Park-San Diego, CA
The Smooth Crew
(Chieli, Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Lionel Cordew, Ron Jenkins, Mike Ricchuitti)

10/26-WNUA Sampler Party-The Chicago Theater-Chicago, IL
The Smooth Crew
(Chieli, Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Brian Dunn, Walter Beasley, Ron Jenkins, Mike Ricchuitti)


2002

4/4-9-NAB Convention/Firstcom-Las Vegas, NV
(Chieli, with Manny Kallins)

6/8-Benefit Concert-Town Hall, NYC
Pathways For Youth-Boys & Girls Club
(Chieli, Kirk Whalum, Dave Valentine, Oskar Cartaya, Tony Cintron, Lenny Underwood, Eggy Castrillo, & others....)

8/18-5th Annual O.C. Smith Jazz Festival-Los Angeles, CA
(Chieli, Peter White, Kevin Toney, Andre Delano, Miki Howard, Brandino, & others....)

10/28-Rotary Club Fundraiser -Huntington, NY
(hosted by Peter & Paul Pesco)

11/8 -10th Anniversary Drum Festival-Montreal, Quebec
(Chieli, Omar Hakim, Jerry Brooks, Jay Rowe, Siraj Al’Hasan)
2003

5/30-Forin High School-New Milford, CONN
Smooth Jazz For Scholars #1
(Chieli, Jay Rowe, Marion Meadows, Ken Navarro, Dave Anderson, Trevor Somerville,
Timmy Maia)

6/28-Cleveland Metro Zoo-Cleveland, OH
(Chieli, Kevin Toney, Everett Harp, Victor Bailey, Corey Mason, Noriko, Craig T)

8/16-Bryant Park/CD 101.9-NYC
The Fantasy Band
(Chieli, Dave Valentine, Dave Samuels, Bob Baldwin, David Mann, Lionel Cordew, Eddie Cordew)

8/23-Sheldon Concert Hall-St. Louis, MO
(Chieli, Bob Baldwin, Marion Meadows, Tonni Smith, Ruben Rodriquez, Buddy Williams)

10/23-“Studio Jams”-Philadelphia, PA
(Chieli, Gerald Veasley, Roderick Hicks -drums Farrid Barron - piano
Sonny Landreth - slide guitar)

10/29-Purple Haze-Rockville Centre, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Chieli, Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Bill Heller, Mark Gatz, Alex Norris)

12/10-Purple Haze-Rockville Centre, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Chieli, Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Bill Heller , Carl Fischer, Mario Cruz)

2004

1/6-The Metropolitian-NYC
Don Harris Band
(Chieli, Dave Anderson, Tony Beard,Mark Soskin, Don Harris, Bill Harris)

2/20-The Bitter End-NYC
Owen Michael Gribbon
duo gig

4/7-Purple Haze-Rockville Centre, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Chieli, Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Misha Tsiganov , Carl Fischer, Mark Gatz)

4/24-Milford, Conn
Jay Rowe's Smooth Jazz For Scholars
(Chieli, Ken Navarro, Nelson Rangell, Marion Meadows, F.U.Jazzboy featuring Rohn Lawrence, Jay Rowe, Dave Lavolsi, Timmy Maia, and Trevor Sommerville)

6/2-Purple Haze-Rockville Centre, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Chieli, Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, Mark Gatz)

6/17-DAG Plaza-NYC
Dharma All-Stars
(Chieli, Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, Mark Gatz)

7/15-Purple Haze-Rockville Centre, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Chieli, Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, Mark Gatz)

8/1-Orange County Fair, CA
Lao Tizer Band
(Lao Tizer, Chieli, Steve Nieves, Chris Maloney, Jeff Kollman, Andy Megna)

8/24-Purple Haze-Rockville Centre, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Chieli, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, Mark Gatz)

9/11-Long Beach Jazz Festival-Long Beach, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Chieli, Misha Tsigalov, Carl Fischer, Mark Gatz)

9/12-port Jefferson Jazz Festival-Port Jefferson, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Chieli, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, Mark Gatz)

10/16 &17-Rehoboth Jazz Festival-Rehoboth Beach, DE
(Gerald Veasley, Chieli, Steve Oliver, Kenny Blake, Chris ? -sax, Bob Baldwin, Will Brock, and others...)

10/27-Purple Haze-Rockville Centre, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Mike Pope, Chieli, John Favicchia, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, Mark Gatz)
12/18-Toad’s Place-New Haven, Conn
Marion Meadow’s Christmas Show
(Jabare, Chieli, Chip Shearing, Will Brock, and more....)
2005

1/9 -Asbury Park, NJ
Dharma All-Stars Drum Festival
(Chieli, Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Jay Rowe, Mark Gatz, Carl Fischer)

2/2-Purple Haze-Rockville Centre, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Chieli, Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Misha Tsiganov , Carl Fischer, Mark Gatz)

2/17 -Port Jefferson, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Chieli, Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Bill Heller , Mark Gatz)

2/23-Dino’s Jazz Bar-Tampa, FL
Carl Fischer Band
(Chieli, Third, Tim George, Jeremy Douglass, Mike MacGarthur)

3/23-Purple Haze-Rockville Centre, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Bill Heller, Brad Mason)

4/20-Purple Haze-Rockville Centre, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Mike Pope, John Favicchia, Bill Heller, Carl Fisher, Mark Gatz)
4/29-Smooth Jazz For Scholars-Milford, Conn
(Trevor Somerville, Dave Livolsi, Jay Rowe, Rohn Lawrence, Tim Maia,
Marion Meadows, Nelson Rangell, Chuck Loeb, Jay Rowe)

6/1-Backstreet Blues-Rockville Centre, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Janek Gwizdala, John Favicchia, Bill Heller, Brad Mason, Mark Gatz)

6/8-Backstreet Blues-Rockville Centre, NY
Carl Fischer’s Organic Groove Ensemble
(John Scarpulla-tenor, Ron Oswanski-organ, Brian Wolfe-drums)

6/26-Cleveland -WNWV-The Wave Trackdate
Chalet Debonne Winery

7/5-Metropolitian Cafe-NYC
Carl Fischer’s Organic Groove Ensemble
(John Scarpulla, Ron Oswanski, Brian Wolfe)

7/13-Backstreet Blues-Rockville Centre, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Mike Nuno, Fredrick Las Fargeas, Brad Mason, Mark Gatz)

7/26-Metropolititan Cafe-NYC
Bill Harris & Saxual Harrisment
(Bill Harris, Dave Anderson, Chris Fischer, Thiery Arpino, Don Harris)

9/2-Penn’s Landing-Philadelphia
Guitarzz
(Chuck Loeb, Brian Dunne, Jerry Brooks, Jay Rowe)

9/10-Long Beach Jazz Festival-Long Beach, NY
with Steve Adelson
with Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Brad Mason)

9/11-Port Jefferson Music Festival-Long Beach, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Brad Mason, John Scarpullo)

9/15- Jazz Base- Reading, PA
(with Gerald Veasley, Chris Farr, Will Brock, Pete Kuzman, Eric Greene)

9/28-Dodger Stages-NYC Hurricane Benefit Concert
Bill Harris Saxual Harrisment
(Bill Harris, Dave Anderson, Chris Fischer, Thiery Arpino, Don Harris)


2006

2/1-The Funky Munky-Oceanside, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Scarpullo, John Favicchia)

1/20-2/4-The Peter Jay Sharp Theater-NYC
River Deep - written by Gabrielle Lasner - music by Philip Hamilton
(Pat Hall, Erica Bowen, Zainab Jah, Heather Lind and Paula McGonagle,
Alex Alexander, Lionel Cordew, Trevor Exter, Wayne Batchelor, Daniel Mintseris, Atean ?, Hiro?)

2/16-private party-David/Robyn Cutler-NYC
duet with Jerry Brooks

2/24-KJCD Cool River Cafe - Denver
(Jerry Brooks, Nelson Rangell)

3/1-The Funky Munky-Oceanside, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Scarpullo, John Favicchia)

3/18-Akron Civic Center - Akron, Ohio
(Euge Groove, Donnel Spenser Jr., Cornelius Mims, Ollie Marden)

4/5-WXJZ trackdate-The Savannah Ballroom-Gainesville, Fl
(with Richie Stano-guest)

4/29-Jay Rowe’s Smooth Jazz For Scholars-Milford, Conn
(Jay Rowe, Trevor Sommerville, Dave Livosi, Nelson Rangell, Jeff Kashiwa, Rohn Lawrence, Marion Meadows, Bill Heller & many others...)

5/10-WSMJ trackdate-Baltimore, MD

6/4-Guitarzz-Baltimore, MD
Capitol Jazz Festival
(Chuck Loeb, Paul Jackson Jr., Jay Rowe,Brain Dunne, Jerry Brooks)

6/7-The Funky Munky-Oceanside, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Favicchia)

7/5-29-The Peter Jay Sharp Theater-NYC
River Deep - written by Gabrielle Lasner - music by Philip Hamilton
(Pat Hall, Erica Bowen, MaKenzie Frye, Heather Lind, Shacitra Starke, and Paula McGonagle,
Alex Alexander, Trevor Exter, Daniel Mintseris)

8/1-Metropolitan Cafe-NYC
Bill Harris Saxual Harrisment
(Bill Harris, Dave Anderson, Chris Fischer, Thiery Arpino)

8/24-The Funky Munky-Oceanside, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Misha Tsiganov, Carl Fischer, John Favicchia, John Scarpulla)

9/7-Long Beach Jazz Festival-Long Beach, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Favicchia, John Scarpulla)

9/9-Long Beach Jazz Festival-Long Beach, NY
Steve Adelson Sticktet
(Bryan Carrot - vibes, Nydia ‘Liberty’ Mata - percussion, Alan bates - steel pans, Vince Cherico - drums)

9/10-American Music Festival-Port Jefferson, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Favicchia, Mario Cruz)

9/23-Jazz Base-Reading, PA
The HeadsUp Supergroup/2nd Anniversary Party
(Gerald Veasley, Joe McBride, Kenny Blake, Keith Carlock)



2007

1/27-2/4-Brian Culbertson’s All Star Cruise
Galveston-TX, Montego Bay - Jamaica, Grand Cayman - Cayman Islands, Cozumel - Mexico
(Brian Culbertson, George Benson, Bobby Lyle, Michael Lington, Alan Hewitt, Marion Meadows, Eric Darius, Pamela Williams, Nick Colionne, Paul Taylor, Craig Chaquico, Ozzy Ahlers, Ricky Lawson, Warren Hill, Candy Dulfer, Gerald Albright, Gerald Veasley, Boney James, Norman Brown, Althea Rene, Mike Manson, Ray Parker, Jr., Down To The Bown, Paul Shilts Weimar, Katisse Buckingham, Rufus Philpot, Bill Steinway, Dave Hilterbrand Maysa, Randy Jacobs, Jorge Evans, Chance Howard, Dave Dyson, Lenny Castro, Brian Danzy, Eddie Miller, Buddy Fambro, Gerald Spikes, Lamar Jones, Chris Miskel, Tony Moore, John Blasucci, Jim Culbertson, Terry Steeke)

4/17 The Village Underground-NYC
Chieli Minucci & Friends presents
The Philip Hamilton Band
(Philip Hamilton, Lionel Cordew, Wayne Batchelor)

7/15 WGRV/Space Coast Jazz Festival-Melbourne, FL
(Curtis Nutall, Robert Wawoe, Dean, TC)

8/4 Thornton Winery-Temecula, CA
(Mitch Forman, Dave Hooper, Ronnie Gutierrez, Rufus Philpot)

8/16- Sambuca Jazz Cafe-Atlanta, GA
(Joey Sommerville, Sam Sims, Little John Roberts, Phil Davis)

9/7-Long Beach Jazz Festival- Long Beach, NY
Chieli Minucci Trio
(Jerry Brooks, Lionel Cordew)

9/6-Golden Gates-Philadelphia, PA
Anthony Fderov - Up Close and Personal
(Joe Girello, Scott Brown, Jerry Brooks, Philip Hamilton)

9/8-Guitarzz-West Bend, Wisconsin
(Chuck Loeb, Paul Jackson Jr., Jay Rowe, Brian Dunne, Jerry Brooks)

9/9-American Music Festival-Port Jefferson, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Favicchia, Bill Harris)

9/13-The Cutting Room-NYC
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Favicchia, Bill Harris)

9/16-Bedford Street Fair-Stamford, Ct
Bill Harris Saxual Harrisment
(Bill Harris, Kip Sophos, Thierry Arpino, Chris Fisher)

11/21- DJ Riders-Oceanside, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(?, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Favicchia, ?)

11/23 & 11/24-Raue performing Arts Center-Crystal lake, Ill (Chicago)
The Philip Hamilton Group
(Philip Hamilton, Chieli Minucci, Patrice Blanchard. Etienne Stadwijk)


2008

1/17- 26- All Star Cruise
San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, Mexico
(Norman Brown, Nick Colionne, Alan Hewitt, Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor, Warren Hill, Boney James, Althea Rene, Paul Shilts Weimar, Dave Hilterbrand, Buddy Fambro, Kool & the Gang, The Spinners, Kenny G, Steve Oliver, Larry Carlton, Nils, Jervonni Collier, Chad Wright, Kevin Flournoy, Brian Price)

2/6-The Cutting Room-NYC
Dharma All-Stars
(Mike Pope, Bill Heller, Brad Mason, John Favicchia)

3/3-Hippodrome Theater-Gainesville, Florida
(Chieli, Richie Stano, Ali Chi’Re, Tom Hurst, Jay Rowe)

3/5-University of Central Florida-Gainesville
(master class)

3/26-Piccolo Restaurant-Huntington, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Mike Pope, Bill Heller,John Scarpulla, Carl Fischer, John Favicchia)

4/1-Star City Recording-Bethlehem, PA
Christmas DVD shoot
(Gerald Veasley, James ?, Donald Robinson, Chris ?, Bobby Lyle, Nina Feelon, Simone)

4/19-WSJT Clearwater Jazz Festival-Clearwater, FL
(Chieli, Omar Hakim, Tim Lefebvre, Jay Rowe)

4/26-The Parsons Complex-Milford, CT
Smooth Jazz For Scholars
(Jay Rowe, Kim Waters, Trevor Sommerville, Dave Livolsi, Rohn Lawrence, singer??, Ken Navarro, Joyce Cooling, Eric Marienthal, Caitlin, Chris)


5/4-Temecula Wine & Music Festival, Temecula, CA
(Mitch Forman, Dave Hooper, Ronnie Gutierrez, Rufus Philpot)

5/29-The Key Club-Los Angeles, CA
with Lao Tizer Band
(Karen Briggs, Andrew Manga, Andre Manga, Steve Nieves)

5/31-St.Louis Jazz & Heritage Festival-St. Louis, MO
with Lao Tizer Band
(Lao Tizer, Karen Briggs, Andrew Manga, Andre Manga, Steve Nieves)

6/11-Mirelle’s-Westbury, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Mike Nuno, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, John Scarpullo, John Favicchia)

6/14-Private Event-NY
with Funkasaurus Rex
(Joey Berkely, Seth Glassman, Chris Parker, Bill Harris, Gary Deinstadt, John Fumasoli, Seneca Black, Tony ?)

7/8-Common Festival-Lansing, Michigan
with Lao Tizer Band
(Lao Tizer, Andrew Manga, Andre Manga, Steve Nieves)

7/10-Schwab Hall, Penn State U, State College, PA
with Lao Tizer Band
(Lao Tizer, Andrew Manga, Andre Manga, Steve Nieves)

7/11-Anthology-San Diego, CA
with Lao Tizer Band
(Lao Tizer, Karen Briggs, Andrew Manga, Andre Manga, Steve Nieves)

7/19-Festival West-San Dimas, CA
with Lao Tizer Band
(Lao Tizer, Andrew Manga, Andre Manga, Steve Nieves)

7/24-Mirelle’s-Westbury, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Mike Nuno, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, Bill Harris, John Favicchia)

7/25-Jazz & Blues at Dusk-Yonkers, NY
with Funkasaurus Rex
(Joey Berkely, Seth Glassman, Chris Parker, Bill Harris, John Fumasoli, Seneca Black, Sarah?)

9/5-Long Beach Jazz Festival-Long Beach, NY
(Lionel Cordew, Jerry Brooks)

9/11-Mirelle’s-Westbury, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Mike Nuno, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, Bill Harris, John Favicchia)

9/14-All American Jazz Festival-Port Jefferson, NY
Dharma All-Stars
(Jack Knight, Bill Heller, Carl Fischer, Bill Harris, John Favicchia)

9/23-The Bitter End-NYC
Saxual Harrisment
(Thierry Arpino, Andy Eulau, Bill Harris, John Fumasoli, Chris Fischer)

10/5-Karen Briggs All Stars-Jazz At Drew-LA
Drew University
(Karen Briggs, Lao Tizer, Rufus Philpot, Sheryl Lee Ralphs, Vesta Williams)




2009

1/7-The Cutting Room-NYC
Saxual Harrisment
(Thierry Arpino, Dave Anderson, Bill Harris, John Fumasoli, Chris Fischer)

1/24- Dee Bellaria-private fundraiser-East Lyme, CT
w/Jay Rowe

1/31 - 2/5- All Star Cruise
Key West, Nassau, Coco Cay
(Norman Brown, Nick Colionne, Alan Hewitt, Mindi Abair, Marion Meadows, Boney James, Michael Lington, Heather Headley, Althea Rene, Paul Shilts Weimar, Dave Hilterbrand, Buddy Fambro, Steve Oliver, Larry Carlton, Nils, Jervonni Collier, Chad Wright, Kevin Flournoy, Brian Price)


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Pamela Black

May I add to your Continued exposure of great musicians...Pamela's Place
Hi!
Nice Work! How are you? My Name is Pamela Black and I am the smooth contemporary jazz air personality for KUNV 91.5 FM Las Vegas. Your music very nice and it will set a sensational vibe at Pamela's Place! Would consider your release for exposure and air play on my radio show which airs every Saturday & Sunday morning. I have been on air now almost 10 years airing the best smooth jazz musicians from all over the world and I mean "the Best!" Do you have a press kit or media kit you could send directly to me? Check out my credentials and get back to me DIRECTLY Please! I invite you to listen to my show (if you can) this Saturday & Sunday 7a-10a PST. We are streaming Live at www.kunv.org and I have thousands of listeners all over the world. I am also on Face book and myspace. Hope to hear from you soon. Pamelasplace2@cox.net Take care and caramel Kisses to you!

Jackie Anderson - WJAB

This Speaks For Itself
Simply stated, the music on "Renaissance" is beautiful, and speaks for itself. If you like good music, this is required listening. It comes from one of the most versatile and talented guitarists in the business.

Jackie Anderson - WJAB 90.9 FM

ENCORE!!
What can I say? There's only one Chieli. If you're not familiar with his music, what are you waiting for? Check out "Renaissance" and you'll see why he's one of the best in the business.