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
850 4th Street, San Rafael 94901
This is a cool spot for an intimate show and admission is free. Please join Andy Dillard (drums), Jodi Durst (bass), Mike Young (saxes), Frank Martin (keyboard), George Mylordos (bouzouki) and me (trumpet/flugelhorn) for an evening of innovative, original straight-ahead and Greek-inspired compositions. The show is being produced by the non-profit organization Jazz In The Neighborhood (JITN) which promotes local jazz artists. You can check them out at www.jazzintheneighborhood.org