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
707 Marina Vista Ave, Martinez, CA 96816
Peter will be leading his Iter group at Armando's on Friday, Oct 23rd at 8:00 PM. Iter plays original material in a post-bop style plus “Greek jazz” – a mix of traditional Greek instrumentation and Greek folk dance musical foundations. It provides the band a platform for group improvisation and crowd-pleasing rhythmic patterns. If you happen to be nearby, be sure and check it out!