Chieli Minucci is the leader of the Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group Special EFX, which formed in 1982. Minucci & Special EFX have recorded a combined 26 CDs. Additionaly, Minucci has recorded and performed with top pop artists such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Jessica Simpson and many others.
Minucci has been nominated for 10 Daytime Emmy Awards and has won three, for his eclectic compositional work on CBS's The Guiding Light. He has written music for well-known programs such as Good Morning America (theme), Bloomberg Radio (theme), Access Hollywood, The 700 Club, and others. He also contributed music to the soundtracks of Bowfinger (1999), Legally Blonde (2001). and Panic (2000), as well as most recently to 'Lifted' (2007). Minucci composed and produced the soundtrack for the Broadway Across America/Nickelodeon live stage productions of the hit TV series, Dora the Explorer ('Dora's Pirate Adventure', 'The City of Lost Toys' and currently 'Return to the City of Lost Toys') which are currently touring internationally. He also wrote and recorded original songs for the live stage production of Thomas & Friends Live.
Beyond his obvious stunning guitar work, Chieli excels at soaring and panoramic material which is ideal for significant corporate presentations, and High-Energy Sports and Action cues. Listen to the incredible diversity of Chieli's contributions to The Organic Music Library.