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Lia Chang: Mino Cinelu Solo & Friends in “First Night Live Concerts” at Arlene’s Grocery in New York on August 19, 2012

Mino Cinelu will perform with special guest artists Will Calhoun, Adam Rudolphe, JC Maillard and more, in “First Night Live Concerts” at Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton Street (near Ludlow St.) in New York, on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm. Admission is free.

Mino Cinelu in performance at The Blue Note in New York with The Will Calhoun Native Lands Trio on August 13, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Mino Cinelu in performance at The Blue Note in New York with The Will Calhoun Native Lands Trio on August 13, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang


As a master percussionist, singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, programmer and producer, Mino Cinelu has left mark on many kinds of music, and his reputation has earned him the status of “a man of all talents”.

Mino Cinelu first learned to play the guitar as a child. When Cinelu was sixteen, he discovered the drums and percussion, and became a professional musician. He began his international career with Miles Davis, traveling between London and New York, collaborating with many musicians, both in the studios and onstage, people whose origins (jazz, funk, rap, electro, flamenco and pop) were as diverse as his associations with them were prestigious.

Charnett Moffett, Mino Cinelu and Will Calhoun in performance at The Blue Note in New York on August 13, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Charnett Moffett, Mino Cinelu and Will Calhoun in performance at The Blue Note in New York on August 13, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

He has worked with Amnesty International, Tori Amos, Laurie Anderson, Gato Barbieri, Kenny Barron, Tracy Chapman, Joe Cocker, Taylor Dane, Pino Daniele, Gil Evans, Michael Frank, Dizzy Gillespie, Richard Galliano, Sophie B. Hawkins, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Elton John, Earth, Wind & Fire, Salif Keita, Bernard Lavilliers, Brandford Marsalis, Curtis Mayfield, Chris McBride, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Claude Nougaro, Michel Portal, Michel Polnareff, Bonnie Raitt, Lou Reed, David Sanborn, Wayne Shorter, Duncan Sheik, James Taylor, Jacquy Terrasson, Sadao Watanabe, Weather Report, Cassandra Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Akiko Yano, Zucchero and Zoe. He has 2 solo albums “Mino Cinelu” and “Quest journey”, and his score on the soundtrack for the film “La Californie”, garnered a 2007 Cannes Film Festival nomination. Click here for his complete Soundtrack filmography and here for his work on documentaries and television. He is currently working on his 4th album.
Mino Cinelu and Will Calhoun in the dressing room at The Blue Note in New York on August 13, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Mino Cinelu and Will Calhoun in the dressing room at The Blue Note in New York on August 13, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Official Mino Cinelu Website
http://minocinelu.com.pl
http://www.facebook.com/cinelu
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mino-Cinelu-Fan-Page/232041133546064

Other Articles by Lia Chang:
Two-Time Grammy Nominated Hiroshima Performs at Yoshi’s Oakland, August 17-19, 2012
Catch Grammy-winning Drummer Will Calhoun in August at The Iridium, Jazzmobile Summerfest 2012, The Blue Note, Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, and Wimbash
New York Winter Jazz Fest: The Will Calhoun Quartet with Donald Harrison at Zinc Bar on January 7, 2012
Will Calhoun Trio to Perform at International Percussion Festival, 10/22-24/11 in Opole, Poland
Will Calhoun Trio in Free Jazzmobile Concert at Morningside Park in New York on August 18
Will Calhoun to Interview Bernie Worrell at ASCAP’s “I Create Music” Expo on April 30 in L.A.
Will Calhoun’s Native Lands Experience featuring Ronnie Laws on sax at Anthology in San Diego on April 1
Living Colour NYC Concert Photos
Will Calhoun Concert Photos at Chelsea Art Museum
Will Calhoun in New York tonight at Chelsea Art Museum and the Highline Ballroom on Friday
Living Colour performs at the Highline Ballroom on 10/30
Multimedia: Oumou Sangare, Will Calhoun at Central Park Summerstage
Oumou Sangare on North American Tour
Charnette Moffett Trio in Dobbs Ferry Music Series
Charnett Moffett Trio The Art of Improvisation CD Release Party at Iridium
Multimedia: Francis Mbappe and the Tribe at Joe’s Pub Photos
Will Calhoun’s Native Lands Experience Live at the Blue Note in NYC
Francis Mbappe Unplugged with The Tribe at Joe’s Pub
Will Calhoun Tours with Unified Presence and Living Colour in Europe
Francis Mbappe and Will Calhoun Duo at Zinc Bar

Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang. Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang. Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography


Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist.
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