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Featuring: Chieli Minucci with Elliott Yamin, Eric Marienthal, Karen Briggs, & Lao Tizer

Opening: Folsom High School Jazz Band 1

Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 7 pm; Doors Open at 6 pm

Special EFX All-Stars, led by guitarist, producer, Grammy nominee and three-time Emmy winner, Chieli Minucci, is an incredible collaboration of jazz musicians. Soulful R & B vocalist Elliott Yamin who rose to fame on American Idol, joins this amazing group led by Chieli (Celine Dion, Marc Anthony), Grammy winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, Barbra Streisand), the amazing Karen Briggs (Yanni, Diana Ross) on violin and cutting edge keyboardist Lao Tizer (Down to the Bone, The Lao Tizer Band). It’s going to be a JAZZ BLAST when these accomplished artists join forces for a concert jam!

Chieli Minucci is the longtime leader of the Grammy nominated jazz-fusion group and has been a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 35 years. Besides writing and performing his own music, Chieli shares his guitar brilliance throughout the entertainment world. He has recorded and performed with many top artists such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Michael Bolton, 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. Although renowned in the jazz and pop world, Chieli is also a gifted television and film composer. He has won 3 Emmy Awards and been nominated 10 times for his eclectic compositional work. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the films Bowfinger, Legally Blonde, Panic and others. Chieli’s original scoring work can be heard in live stage productions of Peter Pan, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, and others.

And the award-winning Folsom High School Jazz Band 1 will kick things off! The Folsom Jazz Band 1 has won the Downbeat National Jazz Award for the best High School Jazz Band in the country 13 times since 1994 including the last 7 years in a row. They have performed across Europe at major jazz festivals and will be closing the night professional jazz concert at the JEN conference in Reno this January with guest artist Wayne Bergeron. Director Curtis Gaesser was just nominated for a Grammy Award as the top 10 in the nation for music education. Go to Folsommusic.org for more information on the Jazz Program and performances throughout the year.


$30-$42, Premium $50

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Event Length

120 minutes plus intermission

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