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Vijay Iyer

Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer (pronounced “VID-jay EYE-yer”) was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting & vital young pianists in jazz today,” by the Los Angeles Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star,” and by Minnesota Public Radio as “an American treasure.” He has been voted DownBeat Magazine’s Artist of the Year three times – in 2016, 2015 and 2012. Iyer was named Downbeat’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 the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts in the Department of Music at Harvard University.

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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

“Trailblazing… one of his generation’s brightest jazz luminaries” – Time Out New York

“Presto! Here is the great new jazz piano trio.” – The New York Times

“One of the world’s most inventive new-generation jazz pianists” – Guardian (UK)

“[one of] today’s most important pianists… extravagantly gifted… brilliantly eclectic” – The New Yorker

“The Vijay Iyer Trio has the potential to alter the scope, ambition and language of jazz piano forever.” – Jazzwise (UK)

“One of the best in the world at what he does” – Pitchfork

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Discography

Far from Over

Far from Over

ECM Records
2017

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Break Stuff

Break Stuff

ECM Records
2015

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Mutations

Mutations

ECM Records
2014

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Lude

Lude

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