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American Idol’s Elliot Yamin to appear with Special EFX All-Stars at Harris Center

Posted on: April 8, 2019

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American Idol fans are sure to remember Elliot Yamin, the soulful singer who placed 3rd in season 5 of the hit show. He’s since had a successful solo recording career including his certified gold single, ‘Wait for You.’

This Thursday, April 11, Yamin will be appearing at Harris Center in Folsom, with Chieli Minucci and the Special EFX all-stars.

Special EFX, led by guitarist, producer, Grammy nominee and 3x Emmy winner, Chieli Minucci, is an incredible collaboration of jazz musicians, including Grammy winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal, the amazing Karen Briggs on violin and cutting edge keyboardist Lao Tizer.

Don’t miss this night of jazz fusion, with an exciting group of accomplished artists creating great music before your very eyes… and ears!

Kicking off the evening will be the award winning Folsom High School Jazz Band.

Tickets and more info available to www.harriscenter.net

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Great Night of Jazz Coming to Harris Center

Posted on: February 13, 2019

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I wanted to let you know about a great event coming to Folsom.

Mary Carrera of Carrera Productions Presents: Jazz Fusion Night with the Special EFX All-Stars.

Special EFX, led by guitarist, producer, Grammy nominee and 3x 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 featuring 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!

Don’t miss this incredible night of great music.

Tickets on sale now at www.harriscenter.net

 

 

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