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
Laurel Street Festival
on MacArthur Blvd between 35th Ave and High Street in Oakland
707 Marina Vista, Martinez, CA 94553
Peter Anastos brings his dynamic mix of straight-ahead, ethnic-infused Jazz to the stage. His original compositions feature Peter’s unique writing style that has led him to pull from his cultural roots, applying Greek Folk dance foundations to several of the pieces. The overall repertoire provides a wide variety for the listener, so there’s something for everyone.
The band includes Frank Martin (keyboards), Andy Dillard (drums), Jon Herrera (bass), George Mylordos (bouzouki), Mike Young (saxes and clarinet), and Peter (trumpet/flugelhorn).