Andy Panayi

Andy Panayi

born on 18/1/1964 in London, England, United Kingdom

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Andy Panayi

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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

Andy is a leading member of the current British jazz scene having performed and recorded with a selection of artists including Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, Salena Jones & Helen Shapiro.

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,[1] 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[1]
  • "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. 1.0 1.1 First Night Records Online Store, Annie Get Your Gun - 1986 London Cast. First Night Records. Retrieved on 10 June 2012.

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