Vijay Iyer Sextet

Tags/Genres Improvisation, Jazz

“There’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of Vijay Iyer.” – The New York Times

The unstoppable Grammy-nominated jazz composer/pianist and multiform collaborator Vijay Iyer was named DownBeat Magazine’s 2015 Artist of the Year and 2014 Pianist of the Year, a 2013 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow and a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist. With 20 albums covering a singularly diverse terrain, his accomplishments extend well beyond
his recordings. A fascinating polymath whose career spans the sciences, humanities and the arts, his writings have been published in Journal of Consciousness Studies, Wire, JazzTimes, the Best Writing on Mathematics anthology and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, among others. Here he performs with his sextet.

Performance Benefactor

This performance is sponsored by Ted and Lisa Kerner.