Vijay Iyer on Jazz, Improvisation and the Origins of Music

Vijay Iyer

Lena Adasheva (Music + Art Management, Inc)

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Celebrated jazz pianist Vijay Iyer has a Ph.D in music cognition and a penchant for asking big questions — like, what is music? And what does it do for us? Steve Paulson caught up with Iyer backstage before a recent concert, where they talked about improvisation and the parallels between jazz and basketball.