Andy Panayi

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Andy Panayi

Andy Panayi is a British 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[edit]

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.

Andy is a leading member of the British jazz scene having performed and recorded with a selection of artists including Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, Salena Jones and 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 Big Band, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, Humphrey Lyttelton, Suzi Quatro,[1] and others.

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.


Panayi 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.



  1. ^ a b "First Night Records Online Store, Annie Get Your Gun - 1986 London Cast". London, United Kingdom: First Night Records. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 

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