Toss Panos
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Toss Panos...
Anastasios Toss Panos was born in Athens, Greece and came to San Diego, California with his family at an early age. At seven, Toss started playing the drums.

In family jam sessions with his guitar-playing uncle, the two rocked to the songs of Eric Burdon and The Animals.

Since Greek music was always heard in the house, naturally Toss’ first gig at age ten – was playing Greek folk music at a Greek nightclub. Both types of music would remain influences for the rest of his life.

For the next nine years, Toss played in funk, rock, country, and progressive rock groups around San Diego County.

At age 19 he began formal studies at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. After graduation, Toss Panos began a teaching position with Musicians Institute that continues to the present, while, at the same time he performed on jingles, movies, session work, and as the house drummer for TV shows such as “The Dennis Miller Show” and “The Roseanne Show.”

Toss Panos has played or recorded with Dweezil Zappa, Sting, Steven Stills, Paul Rodgers, Mike Landau, Robben Ford, Toy Matinee with Fields, Jude Cole, Mike Keneally, John Goodsall, Steve Vai, Mark Hart, Peter Himmelman, Andy Summers, Robben Ford Band, Cliff Richard, Vonda Sheppard, Boozo Chavis, Hazy Jane, Mel Torme – and Eric Burdon.

Toss Panos is also the owner of Tossimos Recording Studio.



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Robben Ford, Toss Panos, Andy Hess & John Scofield - The Blue Note, NYC
(Photo by Dino Perrucci)



Toss Panos, JB, Travis Carlton, Larry Carlton and Robben Ford in Japan 2006








Robben Ford - Toss Panos
Travis Carlton - Larry Coryell



some times ago



younger years







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performed with:

Robben Ford
Larry Carlton
Faith Hill
Shogun Warrior
Jeff Babko
Mike Elizando
John Daversa
John Scofield
Mike Keneally
Bryan Beller
Tim Donahue
Frank Gambale
Arnold McCuller
Lori Hawk
Robi Rosa
Michael Landau
Larry Carlton
Travis Carlton
The Rubinoos
Andy Hess
Sarah Marshall
Chris Cain
Cree Summer
Tom Heasley
Laurie Wheeler
Dweezil Zappa
Sting
Steven Stills
Toy Matinee
Five Merchants
John Goodsall
Doug Lunn
Sheryl Crow
Spencer Campbell
Mark Bonilla
Kevin Gilbert
Paul Rodgers
Jeff Young
Jude Cole
John Goodsall
Steve Vai
Mark Hart
Peter Himmelman
Andy Summers
Cliff Richard
Robi Draco Rosa
Eric Burdon
Vacheslov Malechik
Christian Castro
Yazawa & Himuro
Zucchero

....and many more


Teachers were:
Joe Porcaro
Steve Houghton
Ralph Humphrey


....and many more