Mauro Malavasi

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Mauro Malavasi (born 21 March 1957) is an Italian pianist, songwriter and producer.[1] He was an important figure in Italian disco with his business partner Jacques Fred Petrus[2] and went on to write and produce hits with various Italian musicians. He received a Pico Mirandola Award in his hometown in 2008.[3] He created the R&B band Change, in the process discovering vocalists Luther Vandross and Jocelyn Brown, and had a million-selling single, "A Lover's Holiday".[4] Later in his career he became co-writer and producer of Italian superstar singer Lucio Dalla.


  1. ^ Anderson, Sheila E. (2005). How to grow as a musician: what all musicians must know to succeed. Allworth Communications, Inc. p. 44. ISBN 978-1-58115-416-0.
  2. ^ Jones, Alan (2000). Saturday night forever: the story of disco. Chicago: A Capella Books. pp. 52-53. ISBN 9781556524110.
  3. ^ "Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Mirandola". Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Joel Whitburn's hot dance/disco, 1974-2003. Menomonee Falls, Wis.: Record Research. p. 54. ISBN 9780898201567.