Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer Trio

 
Vijay Iyer Trio

Friday, March 27, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer Trio

The brilliant and adventurous pianist and composer Vijay Iyer is a musician who stretches the boundaries of jazz, but has long reached beyond jazz's vocabulary. An artist possessed of a relentlessly searching intellect and awe-inspiring technique, he was the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius grant” in 2013 and the “quadruple crown” in DownBeat’s 2012 Critics Poll in the categories of Jazz Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, Pianist of the Year and Album of the Year. Iyer has collaborated with the most creative figures in modern jazz, including Steve Coleman, Wadada Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Ambrose Akinmusire, and John Zorn, among others, and is a member of the visionary collective Fieldwork with saxophonist Steve Lehman and drummer Tyshawn Sorey. He has recorded 15 albums since his debut in 1995, including the acclaimed sessions Historicity (2009) and Accelerando (2011) featuring his telepathic trio of bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore. Iyer's trio makes their SFJAZZ Center debut in support of their new ECM Records release, Break Stuff. If you wonder what the cutting edge of jazz is, wonder no more. The future is now.

Artist Personnel

Vijay Iyer piano
Stephan Crump bass
Marcus Gilmore drums

Artist Website

"Presto! Here is the great new jazz piano trio. " — The New York Times
"Vijay Iyer is the most commanding pianist and composer to emerge in recent years. " — Village Voice