Celebrity Series: Vijay Iyer Sextet

Date: 

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: Celebrity Series of Boston
Tickets: See Additional Information
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Vijay Iyer, piano; Graham Haynes, trumpet; Mark Shim, tenor saxophone;
Steve Lehman, alto saxophone; Stephan Crump, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums.

Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was named DownBeat Magazine’s 2015 Artist of the Year and 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 music at Harvard University. This remarkable, continually exploring artist has more than justified the avalanche of praise heaped on him in recent years. Celebrity Series audiences have experienced Iyer’s work with his trio, in collaboration with poet Robert Pinsky, as a composer, and now expanding his working trio to a sextet.