Vijay Iyer: Solo Piano

Vijay Iyer: Solo Piano

“Vijay Iyer has the potential to alter the scope, ambition and language of jazz piano forever!” —Jazzwise (UK)

“Iyers art balances high-minded conceptualism with heartfelt conviction.” —All About Jazz

Presented by Jazz Bakery

Grammy-nominated and Alpert Award winning composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today,” by the LA Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star.” He was named DownBeat Magazine's 2014 Pianist of the Year, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, and a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist. In 2014 he began a permanent appointment as Professor of the Arts at Harvard University.

The New York Times observes that “there’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of pianist Vijay Iyer.” He has released twenty albums covering remarkably diverse terrain, most recently for the ECM label. The latest, Break Stuff (2015), with a coveted five-star rating in DownBeat Magazine, features Iyer’s music for piano which extends and deepens his range.

"Showing a delicate, shimmering, translucent side of his playing,” says the Chicago Tribune.

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MON 5/11
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff