Jazz, Main Stage

Vijay Iyer Sextet at Sanders Theatre, March 9

Photos by Robert Torres

We were pleased to welcome back Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer for an incredible Celebrity Series performance on Thursday evening. Joined by Graham Haynes on cornet and flugelhorn, Mark Shim on tenor saxophone, Steve Lehman on alto saxophone, Stephan Crump on bass, and Marcus Gilmore on drums, Iyer treated the audience to a preview of as yet unrecorded material. The evening brought together six of today’s most stellar jazz players for a performance that was at times intense, at times meditative, and at every moment impressive in its virtuosity.

“The Celebrity Series did us a great favor by presenting Iyer once again,” wrote Steve Elman of The Arts Fuse. “On the strength of the music his band played at Sanders in March, I feel pretty certain that he will be a part of their regular roster of artists for years to come.” Read his full review of the concert here.

Relive the evening with a selection of photos by Celebrity Series photographer Robert Torres.

 

 

 

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