Though no "Anamateur & the Pros" formation can be considered as a standard one, we may say that Anamateros' most frequent accomplices are nowadays Priamos Morakis (g), Manos Loutas (cb), Georgios Kostopoulos (cb) and Vassilis Panagiotopoulos aka Lucretia di Manchione (dr). The first formation dates back in 2006 and some equally distinguished artists of Athens' jazz scene have been a part of it: Sera Bellos (dr), Dimitris Klonis (dr), Periklis Trivolis (cb), Yiannis Kassetas (tsax), Georgios Daphnos (g), Stamatis Stamatakis (cb) etc. The repertoire has always included both jazz standards (by Fats Waller, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Tom Jobim, Duke Ellington and sometimes Thelonious Monk) and Anamateur's originals, meaning a compilation of Anamateur's various projects. In the most memorable gigs' list are included the ones in "Parafono" (2008, 2010), "Alavastron" (2008-2011), the '1st World Jazz Music Festival by Astronaftes' (2012 — feat. Tamuz Nissim), "Beton7" (2013, 2016), "Jazz Point" (2013-2018), "zp87" (2013), "Café of the Numismatic Museum" (2014 onwards), "Chez Michel" (2014 onwards), "Afrikana Jazz Bar" (2014, 2015), TAF (2015), Athenaeum Kellari (2017, 2019 — feat. Monique Kabasele) and "Almagesti" (2020).





Quiz: Is it true that Anamateur believes that nowadays 'serious' and academically acceptable jazz has lost its revolutionary and more unconventional/uncompromising element?
(If you answer correctly, as a reward you'll get to hear the 2013 'Anamateur & Pros' (feat. Morakis/Trivolis) concert in "Beton7".)