Italian bassist, double bassist and arranger. Federico Malaman graduated from Conservatorio E. Dall’Abaco (Verona, Italy) in 2000. At a very young age, he started working with Paolo Belli’s big band as bassist and arranger in important Italian TV shows: “Ballando con le stelle” (the Italian Dancing with the stars), “Telethon”, “Torno Sabato”.
As his career progressed, he started touring with some of Italy’s most renowned artists: Mario Biondi, Elio e le Storie Tese, Antonella Ruggiero and Paolo Belli, among others.
His extraordinary versatility allowed him to gain a foothold as an appreciated and requested musician for sessions; while he simultaneously became a reference in the contemporary jazz-fusion-progressive international scene as a virtuoso on the electric bass.
A creative and tireless musician, Federico is constantly switching among recording studios, international festivals, TV shows and international music trade events.
Federico also has a prominent role on the internet: his astonishing virtuosity, combined with his natural sense of humour and communication skills, etc, have gained him a place among all other web stars, and he is now one of the most followed musicians and teachers on the internet.
Throughout his musical journey, Federico has had the honour to play with top class artists such as George Benson, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, Al Jarreau, Kid Creole, Zucchero, Lucio Dalla, Ron, Renato Zero, Claudio Baglioni, Enrico Ruggeri, Gianni Morandi, Giorgia, Gianna Nannini, Fabio Concato, Virgil Donati, Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick (Incognito).
He also worked for years as bassist and arranger for major Italian television shows - among others, the Italian edition of "Dancing with the Stars" with Paolo Belli's Big Band.
In many occasions (Concerts, Jam session, Namm show, Musikmesse, CD,etc...) he has the onor to play with:
George Benson, Dave Stryker, Bruce Gaitsch, Stef Burns, Yohei Nakamura, Michael O’Neal, Alessio Menconi, Martin Miller, Tom Quayle, Daniele Gottardo, Leo Nocentelli, Mario Schilirò, Andrea Braido, Riccardo Bertuzzi, Luciano Zadro, Luca Campaner, Femi Temowo, Lanfranco Malaguti, Lino Brotto, Valerio De Paola, Federico Casagrande, Lorenzo Frizzera, Ruggero Robin, Paolo Varoli, Michele Calgaro, Luca Boscagin...
Paco Sery, Horacio el Negro Hernandez, Teddy Campbell, Gergo Borlai,”Lil” Mike Mitchell, Damien Schmitt, Scott Pellegrom, Maxx Furian, Christian Meyer, Jan Paice, Jeffrey Hirshfield, Bobby Durham, Garreth Brown, Ellade Bandini, Mauro Beggio, Massimo Manzi, Adriano Molinari, Phil Mer, Stefano Pisetta,Giovanni Giorgi, Ricky Quagliato, Davide Ragazzoni,Cesare Valbusa, Enrico Tommasini, Enzo Carpentieri, Luca Bortoluzzi, Mario Punzi, Paolo Mappa, Marco Carlesso, Davide “Danzi” De Vito, Mauro Parma...
Randy Waldman, Thom Hall, Stefano Bollani, Fabio Valdemarin, Julian Oliver Mazzariello, Bruno Cesselli,Danilo Memoli, Paolo Birro, Tomasz Bura, Lorenzo Capelli, Stefano Caniato, Lele Rodighiero, Oscar Marchioni, Davide dal Piaz, Miki Loesh, Stefano Zavattoni, Enzo Proietti, Fracesco Signorini, Marco Ponchiroli, Massimo Greco, Michele Bonivento, Alex Trebo, Antonio Lanzillotti, Sergio Pietruschi, Massimo Faraò
Alain Caron, Hadrien Feraud, Dario Deidda, Etienne Mbappe, Andrew Gouche, Henrik Linder, Matthew Garrison, Yolanda Charles, Romain Labaye, Sekou Bunch, Marco Panascia, Kevin Walker, Thiago EspiritoSanto, Vashon Johnson, Cico Cicognani, Andrew “the bullet” Lauer, Massimo Moriconi, Antonio De Luise, Attilio Zanchi, Luciano Milanese, Pippo Matino, Davide Pezzin, Eduardo Hebling
Paolo Fresu, Fabrizio Bosso, Donald Hayes, Davide Ghidoni, Andrea Tofanelli, Daniele Giardina, Robert Bonisolo, Ambrogio Frigerio, Carlo Micheli, Mauro Ottolini, David Boato, James Thompson, Gianluca Carollo, Jimmy Owens, Fabio Pupillo, Marco Pandolfi, Marco Strano, Marco Cocchieri, Rossano Emili, Carlo Atti, Marco Postacchini, Alberto Mommi, Pasquale Laino, Beppe Calamosca, Massimo Zanotti, Michele Polga, Roberto Manzin, Davide Di Gregorio, Mauro Slaviero
Valerio Galla, Giovanni Perin, Peppe Stefanelli, Leonardo D’Angilla, Marco Catinaccio, Louis Agudo
As bassist & sometimes as arranger too, he has done:
In these programs he has played with: Wilson Pickett, Al Jerrau, Ami Stewart, Zucchero, Ron, Pooh, Anna Oxa, Fausto Leali, Giorgia, Edoardo Bennato, Max Gazze’ & more….