Peter Anastos & Iter is a San Francisco Bay Area-based group that plays a mix of post-bop and “Greek Jazz”. “Sintiasmos” (or combination) reflects the incorporation of common Greek folk song foundations into Peter’s original compositions which provide improvisational opportunities for the band.
The Iter concept, developed by Anastos, is a musical journey down the Roman road, or iter, of jazz.
A great program of modern jazz; original ideas with colors of the masters. The arrangements involve the whole band, adding lots of movement and dimension. Peter's strong melodies bear the personal stamp of his ear for the piquant interval. From buoyant to mysterious, classic to challenging, these are the iterations of Peter Anastos.
— Tenor saxophonist and composer David Slusser
California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Fresh off the release of his second album Iterations, Peter Anastos infuses Greek folk dance with the exploratory aethetic of post-bop. Featuring Steve Erquiaga (guitar/bouzouki), Frank Martin (keyboards), Andy Dillard (drums), Jon Herrera (bass), George Mylordos (bouzouki), and Peter Anastos (trumpet).
California Jazz Conservatory (formerly known as the Jazz School) is located on Addison Street (1/2 block from Shattuck Ave in downtown Berkeley).