DF Michael was born and grew up in
the suburbs of Rome, Italy, where he studied classical piano, jazz
composition.His parents were blue collars worker that lived through
World War II and taught Df that in life you have to fight for what
you want. Later, because of a surgery to his right hand, moved to
the tenor sax and performed for many years as a session musician
with many jazz and pop bands.
Relocated to the USA and started
playing the electric guitar after his brother, who is a renowned
guitar maker, gives DF Michael a custom-made guitar as a gift. The
move to the US was not easy, and DF learned, among the other things,
graphic design and web development and became an independent
consultant as a stable way to support his music. For some time DF
almost gave up on the idea of pursuing a music career, but his wife
Paola really motivated him to never give up and so finally DF gets
back to music with a lot of energy since 2004 and finally releases
his first album Dances And Walks.
For DF is like starting all over
again. Meanwhile some old friends who are professional musicians
come forward and DF has the honor of having some of them in the
recording. DF releases Dances And Walks in June 2009, and
this time he does not take any chance: he is already producing a
second album scheduled to be delivered by the end of November 2009.
Meanwhile he collaborates on a couple of songs with Detroit area
composer/keyboardist Motown Moe, and you can hear DF Michael
featured on Motown Moe latest release EP "Romance And a Full Moon".
DF Michael's latest album, Dances And Walks, is a collection
of compositions in different styles. Dances And Walks
showcases DF Michael's melodic phrasings on all newly recorded dance,
smooth-jazz, blues, and pop-like tunes. The tracks melody is played
sometimes by the El. Guitar, sometimes by the Tenor Saxophone,
sometimes by the Acoustic Piano.
Joining DF Michael on Dances
And Walks are drummer and long time friend Mimmo Antonini, bass
player Claudio Zanghieri, great jazz pianist Dave Izard, great
percussion player Richie Gajate-Garcia. The album has been released
in June 2009 by the label Shallow Waters Group Records.