Matt Panayides is a modern guitarist/composer. He loves performing and joining forces with a diverse array of musicians, while being part of the vibrant, creative music scene of New York. He has performed in many well-known New York City clubs such as Birdland, Smalls, Smoke, Cleopatra’s Needle, and the Shrine. In 2008, Panayides earned his Master’s degree in Jazz Performance at William Paterson University. In 2011 Matt released to great acclaim his first album as a leader on the Pacific Coast Jazz record label. The album features his tunes with Rich Perry, Steve LaSpina and Dan Weiss. Matt currently splits his time between performing and teaching.