Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer



Vijay Iyer (born October 26, 1971) is an American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, producer, electronic musician, and writer based in New York City. He is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. He became the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts (in the Department of Music) at Harvard University in early 2014.[1]



Burnt Sugar
Break Stuff
Break Stuff is a studio album by American jazz musician Vijay Iyer.
A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke
A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke is an album by musical artist Vijay Iyer, released on March 11, 2016.
Radhe Radhe - Rites Of Holi
Radhe Radhe - Rites Of Holi is an album by musical artist Vijay Iyer, released on November 4, 2014.

Photos - Vijay Iyer90

People Recently Photographed with Vijay Iyer1

Popular Albums15

Album Appearances & References20

Song Appearances & References1

Live Album Appearances & References1

Musical Groups1

Collaborators & Influencers6

Music-Related Relationships3

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Awards & Nominations2


Spotify - Albums & Singles18


Spotify - Appears On12


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles16

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – December 2017
  –  December 27, 2017
Crump, who works often with Vijay Iyer and leads his own trio with two guitarists, is doing some of the most interesting work of anyone here. His instrument booms and rumbles, sometimes pinging like a detuned banjo. McPherson keeps relentless time ...
Nicole Mitchell, Cassandra Wilson top best jazz concerts of 2017
  –  December 23, 2017
Nov. 13: “Vijay Iyer: A Portrait” at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Pianist and MacArthur Fellow Iyer plays Chicago so often that it can be difficult to single out his most effective performance. But this one — presented by the Chicago ...
Jon Garelick’s picks for best albums of 2017
  –  December 22, 2017
This is the third volume from his band Invocation, with saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, pianist Vijay Iyer, bassist Johannes Weidenmueller, and drummer Dan Weiss. Elsewhere, I called this specifically Southern Indian investigation “Carnatic bebop ...
The 2017 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll
  –  December 20, 2017
This is what consensus in jazz looks like now: In winning the vote for 2017's best new recording in NPR's Fifth Annual Jazz Critics Poll, Vijay Iyer's Far from Over was named on 53 of 137 ballots — almost twice as many as either Steve Coleman's ...
Peter Margasak’s favorite jazz albums of 2017
  –  December 20, 2017
Though only one album from my personal top ten landed in the upper echelons of the poll, I can heartily recommend all of the consensus picks, especially the new albums by Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, Nicole Mitchell, and Roscoe Mitchell. You can find the ...
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music announces Winter–Spring 2018 Distinguished Lecture Series
  –  December 20, 2017
Featured speakers in the seventh annual series include UCLA scholars Robert Fink, Jessica Holmes and Uri McMillan; musicologists Beth Levy, Stephan Pennington and Phil Ford; interdisciplinary scholar Robynn Stilwell, MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer ...
Best of 2017 | Jazz: Vijay Iyer, Ron Miles and Nicole Mitchell look ahead
  –  December 19, 2017
In a year when disaster seemed only a tweet away, music seemed more precious than ever. Capable of both providing shelter and uniting us, the sounds on these albums amplify voices - some new, some familiar - that demanded to be heard, whether in the ...
GM's Marketplace App Previews Firm's Over-The-Air Future
  –  December 16, 2017
Responding to this claim, GM spokesman Vijay Iyer said the app had been developed to comply with voluntary driver-distraction guidelines and “is designed to minimize manual interactions, helping drivers keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.”
Monty Alexander, John Pizzarelli, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for January 2018 at Birdland
  –  December 15, 2017
Vijay Iyer's new ECM Records release, "Far From Over," features his dynamically commanding sextet with Graham Haynes on horns, Steve Lehman on alto saxophone and Mark Shim playing the tenor sax, alongside rhythm partners Stephan Crump and Tyshawn Sorey.
The Best Jazz Albums of 2017
  –  December 15, 2017
Among the favorites: Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jason Moran, and William Parker. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images, Jimmy Katz, Mark Fitton,, Even as the world goes ...
The Best Live Jazz Performances of 2017
  –  December 14, 2017
VIJAY IYER SEXTET, JOANNE BRACKEEN, CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT Newport Jazz Festival, Aug. 4-5 Mr. McBride’s first year in charge of booking the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island was more or less an unqualified success. Here are some highlights I didn ...
Do we really need to be able to shop while we drive, GM?
  –  December 13, 2017
GM spokesman Vijay Iyer told Bloomberg that the app is designed to allow users to order items with just three or four steps, which is typically fewer than using a phone to do the same. Paying for gas usually isn't a huge hassle (unless you have to stand in ...
Prolific trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith brings his Create Festival to SF
  –  December 12, 2017
He performs unaccompanied, like on his new album “Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk,” and in an electronics-laced duo with pianist Vijay Iyer, an ensemble that performed at SFJazz in February. But Smith has gained the most attention with his ...
Safety Group Says GM’s In-Car Shopping App Encourages Distracted Driving
  –  December 12, 2017
A major goal of GM’s service is to provide a simpler, safer alternative to using smartphones to place mobile orders, GM spokesman Vijay Iyer said, noting it’s designed in accordance with voluntary driver-distraction guidelines agreed to by car companies.
Marketplace showcases GM's remote update capability
  –  December 12, 2017
GM spokesman Vijay Iyer reiterated that Marketplace was developed using the voluntary driver-distraction guidelines adopted by the Auto Alliance and GM's "own strict guiding principles." "Marketplace is designed to minimize manual interactions, helping ...
Quietly successful: Meet the man behind ECM Records
  –  November 21, 2017
Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over (2017) All-star group led by American jazz pianist Iyer; a compelling, complex, cutting-edge modern classic.


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