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Chieli Minucci Celebrates Birthday, Release of 'Genesis'

Apr 17 2013

Birthday wishes to guitarist, composer Chieli Minucci who celebrates today (April 17).  Born and raised in Queens, New York, Minucci began playing the guitar when he was eight.  He studied at Ithaca College and Queens College focusing on Music and English. Chieli has performed as a sideman with a variety of artists over the years including Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and Lionel Richie.  He formed the band Special EFX with George Jinda in 1983 and they released their first album Special EFX in 1984.  Minucci is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Special EFX with the release of his new album Genesis, due out on May 21, 2013 via Shanachie Records.  His next performance is set for April 27 at the Smooth Jazz for Scholars Benefit show in Milford, CT.

Last changed: Apr 17 2013 at 6:57 AM

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