Daniele Luppi is a well-known film composer, as well as an arranger and producer of dance and pop music, and is a recording artist in his own right. Born and raised in Rome, Luppi was classically trained on piano and also learned to play jazz organ, becoming a master of the Hammond B-3. He was obsessed from an early age with the classic Italian film scores of Ennio Morricone, Alessandro Alessandroni, Gianni Marchetti, Piero Piccioni, Nico Fidenco, Franco Micalizzi, Piero Umiliani, and Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, among others. He emigrated to the United States, became a session musician on soundtracks, and eventually found his way into arranging, then scoring indie films in Hollywood including The Woman Chaser, Red Silk, and Showboy. Luppi also found an inroad to television and contributed music to the HBO comedy Sex & the City, as well as the films Under the Tuscan Sun and the documentary Inside Deep Throat.