A 2017-18 SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director, Vijay Iyer curates four different nights of exclusive programming at the SFJAZZ Center.
«Repetition and mysticism, bold purpose and open space, abstraction and gorgeousness. » — The New York Times
Pianist and composer Vijay Iyer’s longstanding trio with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore has been his most acclaimed and elastic ensemble project for over a decade, winning Group of the Year honors in DownBeat’s 2012 Critics Poll as well as an Album of the Year nod for their ACT album Accelerando. In reviewing their latest ECM release, Break Stuff, The New York Times called it, “a superlative album, Break Stuff confirms Iyer’s stature in jazz’s contemporary vanguard, along with the dynamic excellence of his working trio.”