Grammy-nominated group headlines Beavercreek jazz weekend

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BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – Special EFX All-Stars, a Grammy-nominated supergroup led by Chieli Minucci will headline the Beavercreek Music Parents 19th annual “Weekend of Jazz” starting Thursday and ending Saturday evening. 

Minucci, a noted jazz guitarist and musician, has won three Emmy Awards. He’s noted ffor composing the theme for Good Morning America, Bloomberg Radio, and other music for Access Hollywood and The 700 Club. He’s a prominent session musician working with Celine Dion. Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez and Jewel. Special EFX will play the Beavercreek High School Auditorian at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1. Saturday’s headline act is the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble from Rochester, New York.

Twenty-two student jazz from other Ohio schools are also scheduled to play. For more information, go to the website

Musicians and students will be able to take master classes from professionals as part of the event. 

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