Listening Party w/Vijay Iyer | SFJAZZ
Listening Party w/ Vijay Iyer
Come into the SFJAZZ “living room” and hear artists and tastemakers spinning their favorite recordings while in conversation with SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. Listening Parties offer listeners the chance to get behind-the- scenes and hear about music from the artist’s perspective. The format is an on-stage conversation in the Robert N. Miner Auditorium, accompanied by the artist’s pick of recorded, and sometimes live, excerpts. The conversation closes with questions from the audience followed by a reception with the artist.
ABOUT VIJAY IYER
A pianist, composer, educator, and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient, Iyer is an artist of great intellect and versatility whose approach embraces diverse influences from Indian classical music and the avant-garde to modern hip hop and electronic music, filtered through the jazz tradition. He won 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, and was appointed Professor of the Arts at Harvard University in 2014. He was the 2015-2016 Artist in Residence at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.