Jannis Anastasakis

This page contains unfinished & unreleased material and excerpts taken from rehearsals and solo experentaon by Jannis Anastakis.

Jannis Anastasakis is considered to be in a league of his own as a guitar player in Greece. His unique, in-depth approach of the guitar as an ambient sound generator, and the extended use of effects and analog synths, results in a very personal sound and delivery, that sets him apart from all other players in his country.

Projects & Collaratis :

2003 : He joins the progressive rock band “Intrenus” and in 2011 they released their first album, titled “Oiseau”

2006 : He started making his own analog guitar effects under the brand “JAM pedals”. JAM pedals today are considered to be one of the best boutique pedal companies in the world with intertionly renowned guitar players using them, including : Bill Frisell, Nels Cline, John Abercmbie, Billy Gibbons, Dweezil Zappa, Eivind Aarset, David Hidalgo etc...

2012 : Having found his own personal sound and musical direction, he forms his own personal experental project “Elektronik Medition”, combing sound and vision, with Deniz Angelaki performing live painting during the concerts. Together, they have released two independent albums titled, “Live CD/DVD” and “Purgory”.
By the words of Adam Levy, “Purgatory is like if Brian Eno made a guitar record. Even the darker bits are poetic !"

- Vasso Dimitriou calls him to join “B-Project” & Christos Thivaios, playing the music of Jeff and Tim Buckley as well as Thivaios’ own original compotions.

- He is also playing alongside Dionisis Savopoulos, a tribute to the music of Manos Hatzidakis, for a series of concerts all over Greece, including perfoances at the legendary Herodion theater in Athens, the Megaron concert hall, and the Roman Theater in Patra.

- During the same year, he is also called to join “Haig Yazdjian Group”, with whom they perform all over Greece, Cyprus and abroad. Haig is an intertionly acclaimed artist, both as a composer and an oud virtuoso, with collaratis that include Ara Dinkjian and Loreena McKennitt.

2013: He forms an experental project with “Thodoris Rellos”, one of the greatest sax players in Greece

- He organizes and partipates in “Deteorate Sound Festival”, an ambie-noi-expimenl festival, in Athens.

2013 finds him touring with Elektronik Meditation project in Norway, Cyprus, Turkey and Greece.