VIJAY IYER SEXTET - 02/25/17
Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:00 pm
Recital Hall $42
RenaissanceJazz sponsored by Renaissance Technologies
Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer weaves improvisational, sophisticated jazz in an ethereal program with cosmic rhythms.
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The 44-year-old’s profile in The New Yorker described his music as “jubilant and dramatic” and The New York Times observed that “There’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of the pianist Vijay Iyer.” He was named DownBeat Magazine’s 2015 Artist of the Year and 2014 Pianist of the Year, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, and a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist.
Vijay Iyer has released twenty albums covering remarkably diverse terrain. “He may be the most celebrated musician in jazz,” noted Steve Greenlee. Vijay Iyer’s sextet will scintillate with a night of pure jazz.