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Chieli Minucci & Special EFX
with Jeff Kashiwa

SATURDAY, March 20, 2004 at 9:00pm

PLACE:  Inter-Media Art Center        
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY  11743

CONTACT:  Kathie Bodily  [631] 549-9666
PHONE:  [631] 549-2787

TICKETS: $37.50 General Public
/ $28.50 IMAC Members

On Saturday, March 20th, 2004 at 9PM the Inter-Media Art Center (IMAC) in Huntington, Long Island will present a concert with jazz fusionist Chieli Minucci and Special EFX with special guest saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa.

It�s time to Party with the masters of the contemporary jazz scene, the Grammy nominated, chart-topping sensation Special EFX.Few bands in contemporary jazz have been as consistently engaging, entertaining and artistically satisfying as the seminal group.Special EFX, spearheaded by guitarist Chieli Minucci (pronounced Kee-eli Mee-noo-che), who along with the late George Jinda has helped to pave the road of contemporary jazz through the 80s and 90s and continues to set the trend.Once again Special EFX proves why they are among the best with their latest and 17th CD, Party.In typical fashion, the band produces a fresh mix of irresistible grooves filled with funky memorable hooks, lyrical head bopping melodies and house inspired body shaking rhythms.Party follows on the heels of the acclaimed album Butterfly, who�s single �Cruise Control� held the number one spot on the smooth jazz charts for weeks!

With Minucci and Special EFX is special guest saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa. Many smooth jazz fans were taken by surprise in early 1999, when Jeff Kashiwa left the Rippingtons after ten years to devote more time to develop his career as a solo artist, but in truth, the popular saxophonist has always had his eye on striking out on his own. Kashiwa�s renown in smooth jazz became secure with the ten years with the Rippingtons, playing hundreds of gigs and recording such as �Welcome to the St. James Club�, �Curves Ahead�, �Black Diamond�, and �Live in L.A.�.�This kind of care and dedication has made Kashiwa one of smooth jazz�s most popular performers over the last decade.He has enjoyed sharing the first part of his journey with an ever-expanding audience and invites those fans and new listener to join him on his vibrant future as a solo artist.

Tickets for this performance are $37.50 ($28.50 for IMAC Members).� For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.

The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Fleet Bank, Korg USA, The Guitar Center, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, AutoOne Insurance, Peconic Bay Winery, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.


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