Special EFX Allstars featuring Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs, Lao Tizer, Gene Coye and Anthony Crawford

Events

Aug 5 Fri
Special EFX Allstars featuring Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs, Lao Tizer, Gene Coye and Anthony Crawford6:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
Aug 5 Fri
Special EFX Allstars featuring Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs, Lao Tizer, Gene Coye and Anthony Crawford9:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House. We are an intimate 182 person seated live music club and restaurant where you may enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a dinner menu with an elegant wine and cocktail list in all seating sections. Ages 8+

HOUSE POLICIES*
  • Proof of FULL VACCINATION for all Ages 8+ plus your matching photo ID, is required for entry.
  • We will accept one of the following for venue entry: CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)  or a CA Digital Vaccine Card.
  • All ticket prices per person.
  • Seating is first come, first seated in area purchased.
  • 2 Drink Minimum
  • We recommend arriving 45 min before door time to get best choice of seating. 
* Policies are subject to change



BOOTHS: Price listed is per person

Booth for 4: Requires mininum of 4 seats to be purchased. Price is per person. Seating is first come, first seated. Not available as singles or pairs. You will be seated when you arrive. (dark green)

Booth for 5 or 6: Requires 5 or 6 seats to be purchased. Price is per person. Seating is first come, first seated. Not available as singles or pairs. You will be seated when you arrive. (light green)

PREMIUM SEATING

Floor Tables: The closest tables on the floor to the stage. First come, first seated. Pairs are seated across from one another. (dark blue)

High Bar: Great view! Chairs are tall with backs and padded seats. Seating is first come, first seated.(bright blue)

Side Stage: Stage level table seating w/ chairs. First come, first seated. Pairs are seated across each other.(Purple)

Center Platform: An elevated viewing section with fantastic sight lines to the stage. Table seating with tall chairs that have backs and padded seats. First come, first seated. Pairs are seated across from each other (light blue)

ADA seating is for those that require accessible seating.  Companions purchase Premium Floor Table Seating. (dark blue)

SIDE SEATING Bar stool seating at the Bar or on our side bar. Tall chairs have backs and padded seats. First come, first seated. (red)

Please contact our Box Office with any special needs or accommodation requests.
  • Venue is Ages 8 + (w/ children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult) unless otherwise specified.
  • No babies please.
  • No refunds / cameras/ vaping/ smoking/ outside food or drink.
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: boxoffice@bluenotenapa.com or 707.880.2300

Chieli Minucci & Special Efx

Special EFX Allstars featuring Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs, Lao Tizer, Gene Coye and Anthony Crawford
 
Guitarist, composer, producer, 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 40 years. 
 
Chieli has just released 2 brand new projects – the solo, acoustic “Someone’s Singing”, as well as his 40th anniversary Special EFX CD, “Twenty Twenty 2” (both ChieliMusic).  Chieli & Special EFX’s previous release saw title track, “Deep as the Night”, win Billboard Magazine’s 2018 top honors, best-song-of-the-year.
 
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, Lou Reed, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Michael Bolton, Rupert Holmes, Eartha Kitt, Eddie Fisher, 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.  
__________________________
  
Karen Briggs, also known as the "Lady in Red", is an American
violinist. Born in Manhattan to a family of musicians, Briggs took up the violin at age 12 and committed to playing professionally at age 15. Briggs joined the Virginia Symphony Orchestra while still in college, but grew discontented with performing classical music and left the orchestra after four years. Since then, she has performed predominantly in the jazz and contemporary instrumental genres. Best known for spending thirteen years on tour with contemporary instrumental musician Yanni, Briggs received the "Lady in Red" moniker while featuring as a soloist on Yanni's Live at the Acropolis tour. After parting with Yanni in 2004, she toured with other groups including the short-lived jazz fusion group Vertú. Briggs has performed at such locations as Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and has performed or collaborated with Dave Grusin, Diana Ross, the Wu Tang Clan, En Vogue, and Chaka Khan.
__________________________
 
Keyboardist Lao Tizer is one of today’s rising stars of the world-fusion genre. Tizer’s original music has spurred comparisons of a modern twist to the 1970s and early 1980s heyday of jazz fusion, when trailblazing ensembles like Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report set the aesthetic standard. Lao’s music has a multi-genre, multi-national appeal and his group, The Lao Tizer Band, has toured the USA and the world while being nominated “Jazz Group of the Year”!  Their new 2018 CD/DVD combo release, Songs From The Swinghouse has received acclaim across the industry while debuting near the top of the Billboard Jazz Album Chart! 
__________________________

Also joining the Special EFX Allstars will be drummer extraordinaire and 2x GRAMMY® winner Gene Coye (Seal, Larry Carlton, The Lao Tizer Band, Richard Bona) and bassist Anthony Crawford, best known for working with Allan Holdsworth, Justin Timberlake, Peabo Bryson, Kirk Whalum. Crawford also played bass for the National Democratic Convention for President Bill Clinton in 2000.
 
READ MORE +