Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer (pronounced “VID-jay EYE-yer”) has carved out a unique path as an influential, prolific, shape-shifting presence in modern music. He was described by Pitchfork as “one of the best in the world at what he does,” by the Los Angeles Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star,” and by The New York Times as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker and multicultural gateway.” A musical innovator, an active collaborator, and a member of multiple artistic communities, Iyer has been voted DownBeat Magazine’s Artist of the Year four times and Artist of the Year in Jazz Times’ Critics’ and Readers’ Polls. Iyer was named a 2017 United States Artists Fellow, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, and a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist. For this SMF debut, Vijay Iyer’s trio features Linda May Han Oh, a bassist/composer who has performed and recorded with artists such as Pat Metheny, Kenny Barron, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Terri Lyne Carrington, Steve Wilson, Geri Allen, and recently on the acclaimed 2021 album Uneasy with Vijay Iyer and Tyshawn Sorey. Vijay Iyer is a Steinway Artist.
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