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Vijay Iyer: Jazz on the Plaza

Presented by ARTS FIRST

Location: Make Art Tent on the Plaza, Science Center, Cambridge

Stake out a place on the Plaza for an afternoon of exuberant jazz performed by Grammy-nominated composer, pianist, and Harvard professor Vijay Iyer. Hailed as one of "today's most important pianists... extravagantly gifted... brilliantly eclectic"(The New Yorker), Iyer combines an offbeat and diverse range of rhythms, melodies, and musical traditions to create the improvisation-driven jazz that expresses his highly inventive and whimsical musical sensibility.

Don't miss the opportunity for a sneak preview of this extraordinary talents latest creative work before the Vijay Iyer Sextet performs at the Newport Jazz Festival this summer. Joining Iyer on the Plaza for an electric ARTS FIRST performance are Graham Haynes, cornet; Mark Shim, tenor sax; Steve Lehman, soprano sax; Harish Raghavan, bass; and Tyshawn Sorey, drums. These musicians will raise the Plaza Tent roof to cap the ARTS FIRST 2014 Festival! Free, no tickets required.

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