Vijay Iyer

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    Pianist Vijay Iyer topped two categories in the DownBeat Critics Poll: Jazz Artist and Jazz Group (for the Vijay Iyer Sextet).

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    ​Artifacts—a trio comprising cellist Tomeka Reid, flutist Nicole Mitchell and percussionist Mike Reed—recently performed at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina.

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    Cecil Taylor—shown here performing in Cologne, Germany, in 1987—died April 5. He was 89.

    In Memoriam: Cecil Taylor

    Trumpeter Eddie Gale only made one album—the legendary 1966 Unit Structures on Blue Note—with pianist Cecil Taylor,…

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    Pianist Vijay Iyer performed in a variety of settings, including in this sextet, during a four-day showcase at SFJAZZ in January.

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    Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen performs at the star-filled tribute to Geri Allen at Winter Jazzfest in New York.

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    Alexander von Schlippenbach (left), Rudi Mahall, Uli Jennessen and Axel Dörner perform at the Molde Jazz Festival in Norway. (Obscured: bassist Jan Roder)

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    Dan Weiss (left), Rudresh Mahanthappa and Rez Abbasi of the Indo-Pak Coalition will release a new album, Agrima, on Oct. 17.

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    Vijay Iyer (center) performs with the Brentano String Quartet on June 10.

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    Wayne Shorter performs during the April 19 press conference, at which headliners for the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival were announced.

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    Vijay Iyer (left) and Tyshawn Sorey at Q2 in New York on April 13.

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    Vijay Iyer (left) and Rudresh Mahanthappa perform at the Musicians Against Fascism concert at Symphony Space in New York City on Jan. 19.

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    The sextet Invocation includes Vijay Iyer (left), Johannes Weidenmeuller, bandleader Rez Abbasi, Rudresh Mahanthappa and Dan Weiss.

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    Vocalist Dianne Reeves is the recipient of a 2016 USA Fellowship Award.

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    Former First Lady Laura Bush (left), President George W. Bush, First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama at the Sept. 24 opening ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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    Pianist Vijay Iyer, shown here in a publicity photo, performed with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Tyshawn Sorey at Chicago’s Constellation on July 1.

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    Kamasi Washington topped three categories in the DownBeat Critics Poll, including Jazz Album of the Year, for his three-disc set, The Epic.

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    Vijay Iyer (left) performs with Wadada Leo Smith at the Met Breuer on March 31.



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