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The Vijay Iyer Trio

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The Vijay Iyer Trio

Theater
Friday, December 3
7:30 pm
Cost: $10-$45
See below for cost details.
Masterful jazz piano trio revolutionizing contemporary jazz. Vijay Iyer’s sound is a shape-shifting presence in modern music.

"Social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker and multicultural gateway,” is how the New York Times describes virtuoso pianist and composer Vijay Iyer, who has deservedly been named Jazz Artist of the Year fourfold by Downbeat Magazine. Inspired by Duke Ellington, Alice Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk, Iyer performs with a sound so elegant that it’s beyond improvisation, grounded in rhythmic traditions of South Asia and West Africa. 

The Vijay Iyer Trio has been described as “the best piano trio in jazz today” (Der Spiegel), bonded by hundreds of performances and a dozen years of polished music-making. Experience the melting of the piano underneath Iyer’s fingertips, in harmony with bass prodigy Daryl Johns and New York City’s Jeremy Dutton on drums.

Vijay Iyer Trio | Combat Breathing

This performance can be added to a Concert Series subscription for a discounted price of $40 or can be purchased as single tickets.

  • General Admission $45
  • Members/Faculty/Staff $42
  • UW-Madison Students $10
  • Virtual $27

Click here for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19-related health and safety protocols.

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"Social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker and multicultural gateway,” is how the New York Times describes virtuoso pianist and composer Vijay Iyer, who has deservedly been named Jazz Artist of the Year fourfold by Downbeat Magazine. Inspired by Duke Ellington, Alice Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk, Iyer performs with a sound so elegant that it’s beyond improvisation, grounded in rhythmic traditions of South Asia and West Africa. 

The Vijay Iyer Trio has been described as “the best piano trio in jazz today” (Der Spiegel), bonded by hundreds of performances and a dozen years of polished music-making. Experience the melting of the piano underneath Iyer’s fingertips, in harmony with bass prodigy Daryl Johns and New York City’s Jeremy Dutton on drums.

Vijay Iyer Trio | Combat Breathing

This performance can be added to a Concert Series subscription for a discounted price of $40 or can be purchased as single tickets.

  • General Admission $45
  • Members/Faculty/Staff $42
  • UW-Madison Students $10
  • Virtual $27

Click here for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19-related health and safety protocols.

Event Categories

THEATER SEASON

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