Kostas Anastasiadis was born in Greece (Thessaloniki) and grew up in Kilkis. His inclination to music has been evident since his childhood. Self-taught musician takes part in local bands of the time and in 1986 begins his professional career and collaborates with artists of his country. In 1992 his thirst for knowledge drove him to America and took music lessons at the Musicians Institute in California. It also receives the highest score in the "Vocational" (Sight-reading) professional test. His revolutionary ideas were honored by M.I.T. establishing the "Unique Individual Stylist Award", specifically to honor his innovative skills. Recognized by top musicians such as Jack DeJohnette, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Williams, Ralph Humphrey, Casey Scheuerel, Alex Acuna, Efrain Toro, Billy Higgins, and many more. Kostas has performed with Jimmy Mahlis, Kim Stown, Steve Bailey, The Hellenic Sounds, Brett Garsed, T.J. Helmerich, Milcho Leviev, Ahmet Misirli, Simon Nabatov, Tamir Hendelman, Oz Ezzeldin, Erkan Ogur, Tars Lootens, Martin Gjakonovski, Thomas Siffling, Theodossi Spassov, Bojan Z, to name but a few. He also participated in Big band orchestras, TV educational music shows and many great Greek individual artists. He has his own Jazz trio, Didji-dimensions and Diaplus. Kostas Anastasiadis, having all these years collaborated with diverse musical forms on the world stage, now shows and supports with his mature improvisational craft his unique special impulse in the space of time. He is the inventor of the musical method entitled "The Harmony of Rhythm". As a restless researcher who respects his roots, however, he studies and seeks out its global tradition and evolution, creating a fresh mix of sounds, giving concerts and seminars.

The Harmony of Rhythm”


Kostas Anastasiadis

The Harmony of Rhythm” and is designed to clarify the complexity of rhythm in a minimal basic rhythmic grid from which countless others derive. The conception of this idea is the result of years of research, experience and innovation by drummer and composer Kostas Anastasiadis, which aims to deepen expression and communication through the experiential approach to rhythm. It is not a matter of a different technique but a different function of the brain that distributes space-time differently, depending on the model one wishes to take, using numbers as an understanding and communication tool. It is an alternative perspective that explores the birth of rhythms and how they were formed from the same archetypal basis. Although they have the same pattern of structure, their sound is very different.