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Tuesday, May 21
7:00 PM
Door Ticket:
Student Ticket:
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Vijay Iyer Trio

6:00 PM
All Ages
Advance ticket and advanced Dinner Special sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM. Dinner Specials can be purchased at the counter (subject to availability). Meat or veggie chili will be available to purchase at the counter. Please click the 'Café Kuumbwa' button above for more information. Thank you!

Dinner Special:
Braised Cannellini Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms and Spinach in a Spicy Coconut Broth
House Salad & Baguette 
*meat or veggie chili will be available to order at the counter


Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer has carved out a unique path as an influential, shape-shifting presence in 21st-century music. His deeply interactive, powerfully expressive musical language is indebted to the composer-pianist lineage from Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk to Alice Coltrane and Geri Allen, the creative music movement of the 60s and 70s, and rhythmic traditions of South Asia and West Africa. As MinnPost recently observed, “twining composition and improvisation is rightfully his most celebrated métier.”

Iyer has released twenty-six widely praised albums; received three Grammy nominations, numerous national and international prizes, and a MacArthur Fellowship; composed for orchestras, soloists, and chamber ensembles; and collaborated with poets, filmmakers, choreographers, and music-makers from across the planet. But Iyer’s artistry finds perhaps its purest expression in his most celebrated group, the Vijay Iyer Trio, praised by NPR as “truly astonishing” and by The New York Times as “one of the best bands in jazz.” Iyer will be joined on this concert date by bassist Harish Raghaven and drummer Jeremy Dutton.

Vijay Iyer Website
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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