Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer appears in the following:

Artist Vijay Iyer on Finding Music in Empty Spaces

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pianist, composer, writer and Harvard Professor Vijay Iyer joins The Takeaway to discuss his new album.


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Q2 Music Presents Vijay Iyer & The Brentano String Quartet

Thursday, April 24, 2014

7:00 PM

Acclaimed composer-pianist Vijay Iyer performs selections from his newest album “Mutations," joined by the world-renowned Brentano String Quartet.

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Live In-Studio: Vijay Iyer, Jazz’s Incredible Hulk

Friday, April 18, 2014

The pianist and MacArthur genius Vijay Iyer is one of the great living jazz musicians, although a lot of his music isn't what you'd recognize as jazz. In addition to leading a trio a...

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Musician Vijay Iyer Gives Voice to Veterans

Monday, November 11, 2013

Musician Vijay Iyer is an acclaimed jazz pianist and composer and one of this year's recipients of a MacArthur Genius Grant. He has a new album out with poet/performer Mike Ladd calle...


Vijay Iyer Mixes Music with the Voices of Veterans

Friday, November 01, 2013

Acclaimed musician Vijay Iyer was recently named a MacArthur Fellow, in part, for his contributions to changing conceptions of modern-day jazz. Now, he's expanded his artistry through a new collaborative project with veterans returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the new album, "Holding It Down: The ...


Jeremy Denk And Vijay Iyer On Receiving MacArthur Foundation 'Genius Grants'

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and classical pianist Jeremy Denk are among this year's recipients of the 24 MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."

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Vijay Iyer: Live From The World Financial Center

Friday, December 07, 2012

For three nights in October, WNYC presented live concerts at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden atrium, with each one hosted by John Schaefer. On the last night of the event, jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer performs with his trio. The set included the piece "Break Stuff" which was inspired by music writer Jeff Chang's history of hip hop, the 2005 book Can't Stop, Wont Stop, and tells us how he was moved by a pivotal story from the dawn of the genre.


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Vijay Iyer And Missy Mazzoli Live At The WFC, Fleetwood Mac

Friday, December 07, 2012

Today on the show, Soundcheck presents the last of the three-part series of shows from the World Financial Center, a double-bill featuring jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and composer Missy M...

Cyndi Lauper, Vijay Iyer, And Jingles

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tonight on Soundcheck, Grammy Award-winning singer Cyndi Lauper drops by the studio, not to sing, but to share tales from her new autobiography, Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir.

Then, music from the latest collaboration between jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer and spoken word artist Mike Ladd that delves deep into the psyche of modern-day veterans.

Vijay Iyer: Turning Veterans' Dreams Into Music

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pianist Vijay Iyer, poet Mike Ladd and and Iraq War veteran Maurice Decaul join us for a live performance and discussion about the Harlem Stage-commissioned work Holding It Down: The ...

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Vijay Iyer: Transforming Veterans' Dreams Into Music

Monday, September 17, 2012

The latest collaboration between pianist and composer Vijay Iyer and spoken word artist Mike Ladd delves deep into the psyche of modern-day veterans. "Holding It Down: The Veterans' D...

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Vijay Iyer Trio: In Studio

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Indian-American jazz pianist Vijay Iyer earned widespread acclaim for his 2009 album, “Historicity.” Now, the Ph.D. advances his forward-thinking jazz with an album called “Accelerando” – which moves through a blend of original compositions and those borrowed from the likes of Duke Ellington and even Michael Jackson. Iyer and his trio play live.


In Studio: Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Vijay Iyer’s latest album, “Solo,” finds the acclaimed jazz pianist going it alone on five originals, as well as songs by Thelonious Monk, Michael Jackson and others. But today, Iyer joins us with pianist and electric keyboardist Craig Taborn to double the fun with two in-studio performances.  

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Vijay Iyer

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Composer and pianist Vijay Iyer has long mixed two genres in his work: jazz and Indian music. On his latest album, Historicity, he not only covers the jazz standards, but also sets his sight on popular music with covers of songs by M.I.A and Stevie Wonder. He performs lives in ...

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Can Jazz Be Saved?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout set off a heated debate in jazz circles recently with a column that cited declining attendance for jazz concerts and concluded the future for the art form is bleak. He joins us along with jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, to discuss why the audience ...

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Jazz Gets a Wake-up Call

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The audience for jazz is shrinking and growing older fast, says Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout. His words have set off a heated debate in jazz circles. Today, Teachout joins us along with jazz pianist Vijay Iyer to discuss the future of America's great art form and ask ...

Fieldwork Live

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fieldwork, a trio consisting of saxophonist Steve Lehman, pianist Vijay Iyer, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, create exploratory jazz that mixes African, South Asian and electronica styles. The group's cumulative resume includes stints with some of the great avant-jazz pioneers, such as Steve Coleman, Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Braxton, and others. They ...