The Pulse of Entertainment - March 17, 2020

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Chieli Minucci's Special EFX, Offers a Melting Pot of Exquisite Sounds

(March 17, 2020) - I was invited by Jazz guitarist Chieli Minucci to review his band Special EFX Featuring Chieli Minucci performance at Spaghettini's in Seal Beach, California. It was a couple of days after Valentine 's Day and Spaghettini's still had roses all around. In fact, just before the show I was offered a rose. Special EFX is touring to promote their latest album release "All Stars."

"Eunice?" said Chieli as I sat waiting for a drink at a table reserved for him

"Yes, thank you so much for inviting me! I love this place!" I replied back as my salad reached the table.

"You're welcome," he said. "I'll let you get back to your meal."

Minucci headed for the stage, which included a keyboardist, drummer, bass player and violinist.

His latest album release "All Stars" features Maysa Leak's vocals on his cover of "Little Wings;" Regina Carter on violin; David Mann on sax and flute; Lionel Cordew on drums; Jay Rowe on piano/keyboards; Jerry Brooks on bass; Lao Tizer on piano/keyboards; Mino Cinelu on percussion; Tatum Greenbelt on trumpet; Gerald Veasley on bass; Eric Marienthal on sax; Fernando Saunders on fretless bass; Steve Adelson on the Chapman stick; Joel Rosenblatt on drums; Antoine Silverman on violin; Lin Roundtree on trumpet; Mike Davis on trombone, and Nelson Rangell on sax.

Spaghettini's was full of attendees and it seems, by the applause, they were there for Special EFX Featuring Chieli Minucci - even though the food was outstanding and plentiful. Chieli started off showing his lead guitar skills which really impressed me. As he plays his repertoire of hits and current tracks from his latest album he let's each musician do their thing. For vocal assist they had a former American Idol contestant perform his latest singles. Even his violinist had a chance to perform her solo material. The Special EFX Featuring Chieli Minucci band offered us a melting pot of exquisite sounds worthy of a standing ovation. His 18-date tour to promote "All Stars" release arrives next to Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida on March 21, 2020, at the Boscov's Berks Jazz Festival in Reading, Pennsylvania from April 2-4th, and ends at The Cutting Room in New York on April 11, 2020. 

 SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore EVENT: Eunice is founder of the annual "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), into its 20th year. Next event dates include Los Angeles Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (511) and Baltimore Saturday April 18, 2020, held in partnership with Security Square Mall and The Baltimore Times. The free conference offers an Entertainment Business Panel and a Talent Showcase and Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) with over $15,000 valued in prizes to selected artists. Log onto for more information or to participate as a panelist or talent call 562-424-3836.

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