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Dave Panichi

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Dave Panichi is an Australian jazz Musician, trombonist and composer who began his professional musical career in 1975.

In 1981 Panichi moved to New York, where he lived for 18 years. During this time he performed with notable artists including the Buddy Rich Big Band, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Blood Sweat & Tears, Slide Hampton, Bob Mintzer, Maria Schneider, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Aretha Franklin, Mel Tormé, Peabo Bryson, Dave Liebman, Mulgrew Miller and Marc Copland.

In 2000, Panichi moved back to Australia where he is currently active in teaching, performing, and composing. He is currently a casual lecturer in trombone at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.[1]

Drummer Buddy Rich threatened to fire Panichi during his time with Rich's band for having a beard. The altercation was taped and included in a well-known series of bootlegs showcasing Rich's temper.[2]



  1. ^ "Jazz - Sydney Conservatorium of Music". Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  2. ^ Audio tape recording of Buddy Rich tirade - Transcription by Ientilucci, Emmett J. "Buddy Rich: World's Greatest Drummer, Audio Four" (link). Accessed 31 January 2012
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