Jazz Concerts and Shows

Vijay Iyer Special Projects
Tue, Jan 22 ~ Sun, Jan 27

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Six thrilling nights at the Jazz Standard, NYC
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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 presents a series of special projects that together comprise a high point in New York’s musical year.

1/22–1/23 Vijay Iyer Trio
Vijay Iyer – piano
Linda Oh – bass
Tyshawn Sorey – drums

“There’s no substitute for having a shared experience where you can hear an entire room of people all breathing together. I hear it all the time. It happens in the course of making music. It brings people into the ritual of oneness. It’s a real thing. Every musician knows this. It has nothing to do with genre or style. It’s basically the humanity that binds us all together.” (Vijay Iyer to Dan Ouellette – DownBeat, August 2016)

1/24–1/26 Vijay Iyer Sextet
Vijay Iyer – piano, Fender Rhodes
Graham Haynes – cornet, flugelhorn, electronics
Steve Lehman – alto saxophone
Mark Shim – tenor saxophone
Nick Dunston – bass
Jeremy Dutton – drums

Jazz Standard welcomes the “Jazz Band of the Year,” so named in the 22nd annual Jazz Journalists Asso­ciation Jazz Awards. Far From Overis 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)

1/27 Vijay Iyer’s Ritual Ensemble
Vijay Iyer – piano
Yosvany Terry – saxophones
Ganavya Doraiswamy – voice
Rajna Swaminathan – Indian percussion (mrudangam)

The Ritual Ensemble blends the improvisatory traditions of jazz with those of Indian classical music, with the singular voice of Ganavya Doraiswamy at the forefront. “Ganavya creates a lush twine out of American and South Asian traditions, and on Aikyam: Onnu, this vocalist and scholar’s majestic debut album, the upshot feels more like an expansive invitation than any definable hybrid…No matter the lan­guage or the content, Ganavya’s voice is a thick ephemera, like smoke as dark as ink, just coming off the fire.” (Jon Pareles, The New York Times, 5.4.2018)