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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: October 26, 1971

“a boundless and deeply important young star” —LA Weekly

“By now, there can be no doubt that pianist-composer Iyer stands among the most daringly original jazz artists of the under-40 generation,” writes Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune. The American-born son of Indian immigrants, Vijay Iyer (pronounced “VID-jay EYE-yer”) is a self-taught creative musician grounded in American jazz and popular forms, and drawing from a wide range of Western and non-Western traditions. He was described by The Village Voice as “the most commanding pianist and composer to emerge in recent years,” by The New Yorker as one of “today's most important pianists... extravagantly gifted,” and by the L.A. Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star.”

Most recently, in the Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards, Iyer was named the 2010 Musician of the Year, an honor previously given to Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, Wayne Shorter, and Dave Holland....
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...a boundless and deeply important young star... - LA Weekly

Iyer is one of the most exciting new voices in jazz... - Boston Globe

Vijay Iyer is the most commanding pianist and composer to emerge in recent years... - The Village Voice

CAPTIVATING... an extravagantly gifted new-jazz pianist and a quick-witted composer... - The New Yorker

Music

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    Break Stuff

    ECM Records
    2015
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    Vijay Iyer Trio: Break Stuff

    ECM Records
    2015
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    Vijay Iyer: Mutations

    ECM Records
    2014
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    Mutations

    ECM Records
    2014
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    Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project

    Pi Recordings
    2014
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    Holding It Down: The Veteran's Dreams Project

    Asian Improv Records
    2013
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    Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project

    Pi Recordings
    2013
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Events

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Jul09 Vijay Iyer Trio
Soho Factory
Warsaw, Poland
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Jul27 Vijay Iyer
Joan and Irving Harris Concert Hall
Aspen, CO

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