born on 18/1/1964 in London, England, United Kingdom
Links www.andypanayi.co.uk (English)
Andy Panayi is a current jazz musician, skilled in performance, composition and arranging. He plays all the flutes and all the saxophones and leads a selection of jazz and classical groups. He also writes commissioned works and self commissioned work for his own arranging, composing & transcribing business ALP Music.
British Jazz Scene
He's also worked alongside or supported many other leading musicians and groups including The Moscow City Ballet, Ronnie Scott & his Side-men, BBC Radio Big Band, John Dankworth & Cleo Laine, Humphrey Lyttelton, Suzi Quatro, and others.
Born in Islington in north London and interested in music from an early age, Andy studied at the Trinity College of Music before embarking on a professional music career.
He now works with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) as a consultant specialising in developing the Jazz syllabus for future examinations.
Andy has won several awards during his career including; The Marty Paich Arranging Award, The John Dankworth Soloist Award, The Worshipful Company of Musicians Jazz Medal, British Jazz Awards for Jazz Flute.
- Annie Get Your Gun - 1986 London Cast - plays woodwinds in the album from the first London revival of Irving Berlin's musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Suzi Quatro as Annie Oakley and Eric Flynn as Frank Butler
- "News from Blueport" - The Andy Panayi Quartet plays a tribute to Gerry Mulligan
- "Uschi's House" - Flux (Latin Jazz/House music CD) playing flutes & saxes
- "Blown Away" -The Andy Panayi Quartet - on Ronnie Scott's Jazz House A top 10 album of the year in the Jazz Journal of 2001
- "Whooeeee" - The Andy Panayi Quartet - on Mainstem Records featured as CD OF THE WEEK in The Observer.
- "Time Displaced" - The Andy Panayi Jazz Flute - on Mainstem Records featured as CD OF THE WEEK in The Observer.
- 1.0 1.1 First Night Records Online Store, Annie Get Your Gun - 1986 London Cast. first-night-records.co.uk. First Night Records. Retrieved on 10 June 2012.