For Michael Dinallo, it all started with the trumpet and Elvis, whom he saw perform at age eight. By age nine, Michael took up the trumpet, and then the guitar at twelve. Soon, Michael was playing jazz standards, falling in love with blues, and spending hours learning B.B. King solos note for note. He also picked up the euphonium and sousaphone in high school while playing guitar in various bar bands in Ohio. Michael studied big band arranging at the Berklee College of Music. After leaving Berklee, Michael studied with blues guitar hero Ronnie Earl, who introduced Michael to the storied Boston blues scene.
Mike Dinallo Band Featuring Tim Gearan