Pianists Vijay Iyer and Robert Glasper with their respective jazz trios make the possibilities for new sound seem endless. Each artist blends his own compositions from unique cultural backgrounds and styles. This double-bill concert event presents a unique opportunity to hear what’s next in jazz from two of music’s brightest young stars.
Iyer is one of "today's most important pianists."
-The New Yorker
Iyer is a singular talent - a forceful, rhythmically invigorating performer and an exceptional, forward-thinking composer drawing from African, Asian and European musical lineages to create original music in the American creative tradition. His music strikes the listener as both emotionally expressive and structurally sophisticated with exuberant improvisations anchored in cyclical rhythmic structures and ringing harmonies.
NYU Skirball Center season programming is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Glasper “unfailingly gets the feeling right.”
-New York Magazine
"Shows why cats from Mos Def to Roy Hargrove have sought him out - proving that subtlety and soul are natural allies." -VIBE
Glasper has made waves throughout the music world as leader of both the acoustic Robert Glasper Trio and the electric, hip-hop-oriented Robert Glasper Experiment. The Houston native puts his enviable versatility front and center, emphasizing the different hemispheres of his musical brain at the same time. Hailed by listeners and critics, Glasper has garnered the respect of the toughest audience of all: musicians from across the jazz spectrum.
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Pictured (l-r) Vijay Iyer and Robert Glasper. Photos by (l-r) Jimmy Katz and Jessica Chornesky.