The Best In British Jazz
Andy Panayi is an exceptionally gifted jazz musician, skilled in performance, composition and arranging. He plays all the flutes and all the saxophones and currently leads his own groups, both jazz and classical. He also writes commissioned works and preparing manuscripts for his arranging/composing/transcribing business ALP Music.
Andy Panayi has performed and recorded with many singers such as Shirley Bassey, Jessye Norman, Paul McCartney, Salena Jones, Elvis Costello, Georgie Fame, Peter Skellen, Zoot Money, Irene Reed, Elaine Delmar, Helen Shapiro, Madeline Bell and Patty Austin to name a few.
Andy has also worked alongside or supported Abdulla Ibrahim (Dollar Brand), Freddie Hubbard, Louie Bellson Octet and Big Band, Ed Thigpen, Jiggs Whigham, Billy Cobham, Indo-Jazz Fusions run by Johnny Mayer, Vale of Glamorgan Contemporary Music Festival, LSSO, The Moscow City Ballet, Ronnie Scott and his Side-men, Scott Hamilton, Ken Peplowski, Pepper Adams, Kenny Baker, Ted Heath/ Don Lusher Big Band, BBC Radio Big Band, Bert Kaemphert Orchestra, Stan Tracey Big Band/ Septet/ Octet, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, The John and Alec Dankworth Generation Big Band, Humphrey Lyttelton and many more.