DownBeat’s “Jazz Artist of the Year” for two years running and a 2013 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, Vijay Iyer is among the most freely creative and forward–thinking musicians of our time. This week at Jazz Standard, the pianist, composer and bandleader will present a series of special projects that together will comprise a high point in New York’s musical year.
Jazz Standard welcomes the “Jazz Band of the Year,” so named in the 22nd annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards. Far From Over is the Vijay Iyer Sextet’s latest release on ECM Records. “If you're looking for the shape of jazz to come, here it is...the sturdiness of its design and the passion of its execution make Far From Over 2017’s jazz album to beat.” (Hank Shteamer, Rolling Stone)
Vijay Iyer – piano, Fender Rhodes
Graham Haynes – cornet, flugelhorn, electronics
Steve Lehman – alto saxophone
Mark Shim – tenor saxophone
Nick Dunston – bass
Jeremy Dutton – drums