John Fumasoli and The Jones Factor Return to The Rye Arts Center with Guest Musician Chieli Minucci
Friday, March 2, 2018, 8PM

John Fumasoli and The Jones Factor will bring their high-energy jazz back to The Rye Arts Center for a performance you won’t want to miss on Friday, March 2, at 8PM. The 10-piece ensemble will be joined by guest artist Chieli Minucci to bring you an evening of hot jazz standards, high-energy funk, and R & B.

The Jones Factor draws its players from diverse musical backgrounds who have played with a range of musicians including: Frank Sinatra, Elton John, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, Diana Ross, and so many more.

Guitarist, composer, and arranger Chieli Minucci is longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group SPECIAL EFX, featuring Chieli Minucci, 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.

Chieli Minucci & Special EFX released their 35th anniversary CD in spring of 2017, entitled, Deep as the Night.

Tickets are $35 in advance/ $40 at the door (discount for members). Purchase tickets online, call (914) 967-0700, or stop by The Rye Arts Center at 51 Milton Road, Rye.

Seating is very limited in this intimate setting. Don’t miss out!