Pianist Vijay Iyer
Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer has carved out a unique path as an influential, prolific, shape-shifting presence in modern music. A musical innovator, an active collaborator, and a member of multiple artistic communities, Iyer continues to reimagine the role of the musician in the 21st century. He has been voted DownBeat Magazine’s Artist of the Year four times and was named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. Iyer has released twenty-three albums covering remarkably diverse terrain. His sextet album Far From Over (2017) was ranked #1 in US National Public Radio’s annual Jazz Critics’ Poll and was named among the best jazz albums of the year in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Slate, and The New York Times, and the only “jazz release” in Rolling Stone’s list of the 50 best records of 2017.