Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer Trio

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:00pm

Pictured: Vijay Iyer

Credit: WXXI

Musician, composer, and producer Vijay Iyer returns home to Rochester, New York during this episode of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival; and shows us why he is hailed as one of jazz’s great young musicians leading the way. He will be playing some of his newer music along with some of his other favorites. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival airs Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Produced by WXXI, the national series provides jazz lovers a front row seat to one of the most popular and respected jazz festivals in the country. The series offers an unsurpassed look into the 2014 jazz festival, featuring performances by an eclectic group of musicians, which in addition to the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, includes Diane Schuur, Vijay Iyer Trio, and Joey DeFrancesco Trio.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, held in Rochester, New York – home of the Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Garth Fagan Dance, and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film– is a nine-day event that hosts more than 300 concerts at 19 venues. Now in its 13th year, the festival is the brainchild of John Nugent and Marc Iacona and draws more than 190,000 people from 30-plus states and 15 countries. From legendary performers and familiar favorites – to rising stars and new discoveries – this festival navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world.

Shot in the historic Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music, the series features four performances and artist interviews.

The series, distributed by American Public Television, is supported in part by The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation. For more information, visit WXXI.org/jazz.

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