• Special EFX All-Stars: Minucci, Yamin, Briggs, Rangell & Tizer

  • Sat, 03/14/2020 at 8:00 pm
  • Tower Theatre
    809 E Olive Ave
    93728 Fresno
Special EFX All-Stars: Minucci, Yamin, Briggs, Rangell & Tizer - Tower Theatre - Fresno

Special EFX All-Stars featuring Chieli Minucci, Elliott Yamin, Karen Briggs, Nelson Rangell & Lao Tizer w/Ric Fierabracci & Gene CoyeDoors and Drinks: 7pmJoining the Special EFX All-Stars, will be Grammy winning drummer extraordinaire Gene Coye (Seal, Larry Carlton, The Lao Tizer Band, Richard Bona) and Grammy nominated bass virtuoso Ric Fierabracci (Chick Corea, Blood Sweat & Tears, Frank Gambale, Billy Cobham...)Guitarist, composer, and arranger Chieli Minucci is longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group SPECIAL EFX featuring Chieli Minucci, a major force on the jazz and world music scene for over 35 years. 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 Minucci Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci_______________________American Idol star, vocalist Elliott Yamin had no vocal training and was 90 percent deaf in his right ear, yet he vaulted to stardom after becoming a third-place finalist on American Idol. His debut album made it to #1 on the Billboard Charts.. Elliott launched his recording career following his appearance on American Idol as one of the top three finalists. His highly anticipated album, Elliott Yamin, debuted at Number 3 on the Billboard album chart and was the highest-debuting album by an independent artist in Sound Scan history. Elliott Yamin____________________Nelson Rangell is an American jazz musician and composer from Castle Rock, Colorado. Beginning in 1989, he recorded eight albums for GRP. He has recorded with The Rippingtons, Chuck Loeb, Patti Austin, Tom Browne, the GRP All-Star Big Band and is featured on The Hang, an album by Don Grusin that was nominated for a Grammy Award. Nelson Rangell ____________________Keyboardist Lao Tizer is one of today’s rising stars of the world-fusion genre. Lao’s music has a multi-genre, multi-national appeal and his group, The Lao Tizer Band, has toured the USA and the world while being nominated “Jazz Group of the Year”! Lao Tizer_______________________Karen Briggs, also known as the "Lady in Red", is an American violinist. Best known for spending thirteen years on tour with contemporary instrumental musician Yanni, Briggs received the "Lady in Red" moniker while featuring as a soloist on Yanni's Live at the Acropolis tour. Karen Briggs, Violinist Page ll