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Scottsdale to host jazz pianist for concert

Posted 4/27/22

Jazz composer-pianist Vijay Iyer is coming to Scottsdale.

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THINGS TO DO

Scottsdale to host jazz pianist for concert

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Jazz composer-pianist Vijay Iyer is coming to Scottsdale.

The winner of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a United States Artist Fellowship, a Grammy nomination, the Alpert Award in the Arts and two German Echo awards and his trio perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St.

Iyer was voted Downbeat Magazine’s Jazz Artist of the Year four times in the last decade.

His musical language is grounded in the rhythmic traditions of South Asia and West Africa, the African American creative music movement of the 1960s and ’70s and the lineage of composer-pianists from Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk to Alice Coltrane and Geri Allen.

“Vijay Iyer is an artist we’ve been working on bringing to the center for a few years,” Diandra Adamczyk, senior programming coordinator at the center, shared in a statement. “Now that the stars have aligned, it couldn’t have been better timing with the release of his new album ‘Uneasy.’”

Linda May Han Oh on bass and Jeremy Dutton on drums will join Iyer for the Scottsdale show.

Tickets start at $32. Visit ScottsdalePerformingArts.org/events or call 480-499-TKTS (8587).

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