Presented By Learning From Performers
Pianist, composer and bandleader Vijay Iyer a MacArthur Fellow, a Grammy nominee, and, since 2014, the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts at Harvard will conduct a conversation with his award-winning trio (Marcus Gilmore, drums; Stephan Crump, bass) on improvisation, collaboration, and the creative process moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African and African American Music.
The Vijay Iyer Trio will appear in concert on Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, at Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, with shows at 7:30 pm and 10 pm each night.
The Vijay Iyer Trio made its name with two tremendously acclaimed and influential albums, Accelerando (2012) and Historicity (2009). Accelerando was voted #1 Jazz Album of the Year for 2012 in three separate critics polls surveying hundreds of critics worldwide, hosted by DownBeat, Jazz Times, and Rhapsody, respectively, and also was chosen as jazz album of the year by NPR, the Los Angeles Times, PopMatters, and Amazon.com.
Vijay Iyer received an unprecedented quintuple crown in the 2012 DownBeat International Critics Poll, winning Jazz Artist of the Year, Pianist of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year, Jazz Group of the Year, and Rising Star Composer categories; a quadruple crown in the JazzTimes extended critics poll, winning Artist of the Year, Acoustic/Mainstream Group of the Year, Pianist of the Year, and Album of the Year); the 2012 and 2013 Pianist of the Year Awards and the 2010 Musician of the Year Award from the Jazz Journalists Association, and the 2013 ECHO Award (the German Grammy) for best international pianist. Historicity was a 2010 Grammy Nominee for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, and was named #1 Jazz Album of 2009 in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit Metro Times, National Public Radio, PopMatters.com, the Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll, and the Downbeat International Critics Poll, and the trio won the 2010 ECHO Award for best international ensemble.