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Studio Jazz presents

Alan Barnes and Andy Panayi Sextet: Salute to Cannonball & Coltrane

Fri 19 Apr 2024

Alan Barnes: alto sax, Andy Panayi: tenor sax, Robbie Robson: trumpet, John Donaldson: piano, Simon Thorpe: double bass, Pete Cater: drums


Alan Barnes has been at the forefront of British jazz since 1980 and his musicianship and sense of humour have made him hugely popular in jazz clubs and festivals across the UK and beyond. He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone saxes, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with outstanding musical expression.

Andy Panayi is an exceptionally gifted 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 compositions & arrangements for his own ensembles.

Alan and Andy first played together more than three decades ago, and since then have both gone on to be multi-award winners.

‘Salute to Cannonball and Coltrane’ features material arranged by Alan Barnes and Andy Panayi from the extensive playbooks of John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, including some from their collaboration with Miles Davis. The sextet will be playing post-bop tunes from a golden era of jazz, including some from the 1959 album ‘The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago’, re-released in 1964 as ‘Cannonball and Coltrane’ and John Coltrane’s album ‘Blue Trane’ from 1957.

An all-star band is packed with stalwarts of the British jazz scene, a who’s who of one of its most acclaimed eras. Early booking advised!