Franco Zauli was born in Rome on December 23, 1923. Driven by his family, at the age of six he began to play the piano, later after graduating from in ; despite his classical training, in the 1940s he began his career as an accompanist pianist in magazines, working among others with and . At the end of the decade he began playing in some jazz groups, an activity that he will carry on in various formations in the following decades.
In he enrolled in and began to compose songs, some of great success such as (with text by , with whom he won the in ), or (quest 'last particularly appreciated by the American actress during her stay in Rome in 1955); over the years he composed over three thousand songs and film music (including some such as ); however, he continued his activity as a pianist, accompanying among others
In collaborated with , with whom he wrote the music for , brought to success by the author of the text, the singer-songwriter ; in the same year he writes the music of , , and for the (in collaboration with and , with texts by the brothers and ).
ZAULI, Franco (aka Jayfield, Licrate, Panesis, Raflin, Royman, Tiagran) [12/23/1923, Rome, Lazio, Italy – 5/28/2006, Rome, Lazio, Italy (intestinal infarction)] – composer, songwriter, musician (piano), member of the Jayfield Orchestra.
Alleluia and Sartana, Sons of God – 1972 (co)