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For this year's fundraiser we are featuring jazz guitarist extraordinaire Chieli Minucci from SPECIAL EFX and the incomparable Gabrielle Goodman who were also very dear friends of Armsted Christian. Proceeds from this event to benefit the Armsted R. Christian Scholarship Fund at the Berklee College of Music (in memory of the late, great Armsted Christian). **** Chieli Minucci **** Three and a half decades after releasing Special EFXs self-titled debut album, multi-faceted composer/guitarist Chieli Minucci is still blazing innovative trails in contemporary jazz, continuously finding that musical sweet spot between in the pocket, radio ready pop/soul/funk and progressive, freewheeling world fusion. Launching a fresh chapter in the ever-evolving, Grammy nominated groups career, their 2017 Trippin N Rhythm debut Deep As The Night featured four Billboard charting singles, including the #1 Lavish and #2 Deep as The Night the latter of which was Billboard Song of the Year for 2018. Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci latest album, the intriguingly titled All Stars, is one of their most ambitious, eclectic and adventurous ever, capturing the explosive yet well-attuned synergy the guitarist has shared on the road with various lineups of renowned longtime musical collaborators these past few years. Special EFX now is a true collective, with varying elements and artists coming together to execute and build powerfully upon Minucci's expansive musical vision. **** Gabrielle Goodman **** Gabrielle Goodman is a professor of music at the Berklee College of Music in the Voice Department. She is well-versed in jazz, R&B, classical, as well as gospel and has performed with Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Nancy Wilson, and Roberta Flack, who calls Goodman "one of the finest singers around today." Her 1993 JMT/Polygram debut release Travelin' Light, featuring Kevin Eubanks on guitar, saxophonist Gary Thomas, and drummer Buddy Williams, brought Goodman international acclai
  • Start:April 26, 2020 Time: 3:00 PM
  • End:April 26, 2020 Time: 7:00 PM
  • Recurring
  • Where:Whites of Westport, 66 State Rd, westport, Massachusetts, United States, 02790
  • Phone:N/A
  • Event Type: Concerts & Music, Education
  • Ticket Price:N/A


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