I’m Chieli Minucci

Composer, Guitarist

Guitarist, composer, producer, and arranger Chieli Minucci is longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group SPECIAL EFX as innovative force on the jazz and world music scene for over 35 years.  Chieli “Deep as the Night”, won Billboard Magazine’s 2018 top contemporary jazz honors, best-song-of-the-year.

Besides writing and performing his own music, Chieli shares his guitar brilliance with many top artists, such as Celine Dion, Lou Reed, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Michael Bolton, Rupert Holmes, Eartha Kitt, Eddie Fisher, Anastasia, as well as jazz artists Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Bernie Williams, Marion Meadows, Lao Tizer, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley, Omar Hakim, and many others.

While renowned in the jazz and pop world, Chieli is also a gifted television and film composer, having won 3 Emmy Awards and enhancing soundtracks for the films Bowfinger, Legally Blonde, Panic, and others. His original scoring have been heard in live stage productions of Peter Pan, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, and others.

Chieli has played and produced for and with the Significant artists and associated talent, as well as licensing his works through to Significant clients.