Special EFX Allstars with Chieli Minucci, Elliott Yamin, Lao Tizer and Nelson Rangell
Special EFX All-Stars. Comprising of some of today's most accomplished musicians and led by veteran Guitarist Chieli Minnuci this ensemble of artists and musicians will be feature the vocal stylings of Elliott Yamin. He is known for his hit single "Wait for You" and made his worldwide debut on the fifth season of American Idol. His self-titled album, debuted at number one on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and at number three on the Billboard 200. Since then he has released three records and has toured the world recently making a headliner appearance at the world renown Java Jazz festival .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 35 years. He has recorded and performed with many top artists, such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Michael Bolton, as well as jazz artists Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown,Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley, 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. Keyboardist Lao Tizer also heads his own band and has four solo releases to his credit. His has constantly wowed audiences with his electrifying solos . Joining them will be sax and flute virtuoso Nelson Rangell. His brilliance and virtuosity on the sax and flute is unmatched and will leave you jaw gaping. Four headliners on one stage . We bring you the best live music at Grooves at The Westin!