Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Master Class with a Genius, this Saturday Afternoon, Jan 17 at The Carver!

Just for you, A-JAM! Like manna, an opportunity has fallen across your path, thanks to the generosity of The Carver...

This Saturday, January 17, you are invited to participate in an exclusive master class with Vijay Iyer at the Carver. The master class takes place at 11 AM in the Jo Long Theater of The Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio TX, 78202. Phone 210.207.7211. Get directions here.

Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and MacArthur "genius" award recipient, VIJAY IYER is regarded by Pitchfork as” one of the best in the world at what he does”. Iyer, a highly accomplished artist bridges the avant-garde with the mainstream, composes classical arrangements yet loves improvisation.

This past year has been an exceptional one for Iyer. March 2014 marked the release of Mutations, Iyer’s eighteenth album and his debut for the prestigious ECM label: a recording for piano, string quartet and electronics, the first album to document his works for chamber ensembles. He also began a permanent appointment at Harvard University’s Department of Music, as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts. Other recent honors include a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, an unprecedented “quintuple crown” in the 2012 Down Beat International Critics Poll (winning Jazz Artist of the Year, Pianist of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year, Jazz Group of the Year, and Rising Star Composer categories), a “quadruple crown” in the JazzTimes extended critics poll (winning Artist of the Year, Acoustic/Mainstream Group of the Year, Pianist of the Year, and Album of the Year), the Pianist of the Year Awards for both 2012 and 2013 from the Jazz Journalists Association, and the 2013 ECHO Award (the “German Grammy”) for best international pianist.

But wait, there's more... To see Vijay Iyer in concert, come Saturday evening at 8 PM. For additional information, contact Katchie via email or phone at 210-486-4828.

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