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Vijay Iyer Trio

Friday 31 May, 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Sunday 2 June, 7:00pm, 9:30pm
The Jazzlab

‘There’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of the pianist Vijay Iyer.’ (The New York Times).

A visionary pianist, composer and musical thinker, GRAMMY nominee Vijay Iyer’s creative work spans the arts, the humanities and the sciences, dissolving boundaries between jazz, classical music, hip-hop, funk and electronica.

Drawing on a world history of groove, music from his genre-mashing trio is sketched with rhythmic ideas from Indian folk to African beats to electronic dance.

Named by DownBeat International Critics Poll as the best Jazz Group of 2015, Iyer’s long-standing trio has made its name with three acclaimed and influential albums: Break Stuff (2015), Accelerando (2012) and Historicity (2009).

Brimming with tension, dynamics and interplay, these four intimate club sessions over the Opening Weekend of the Festival will demonstrate why this trio has become one of the pivotal jazz bands of the 21st century.

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