Toronto guitarist Anesti Karantakis is an incredible performer, teacher and musician. A professional musician for over 25 years, Anesti’s eclectic style and tremendous versatility make him at home in almost any style of music including an impressive fluency on the Greek bouzouki.
He is an Honours graduate of the Humber College Music program where he studied Jazz and majored in composition and arranging. Since then, he has worked with a wide variety of renown artists including Grammy nominee and American Idol winner Ruben Studdard, Grammy and Juno nominated Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, Grammy nominated Country artist Billy Gilman, Juno Award-winning Rock artist Sass Jordan, Juno Award-winning R&B/Soul artist Divine Brown, Juno nominated Pop artist Fefe Dobson, notable Folk artist Dayna Manning, acclaimed Country artist Beverley Mahood, Rockstar: INXS finalists Suzie McNeil, Tara Slone (Joydrop), Ty Taylor, Deanna Johnston and Mig Ayesa to name a few.
He has also performed on numerous recording sessions for television and radio such as the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Pan-Am Games, CBC, CTV, TVO, Comedy Network, Slice Network, HGTV, travel + escape, Shaw Cable and many more.