In the first part of this program, pianist Vijay Iyer teams up with former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky in POEMJAZZ, a duet performance of poetry and jazz. In the second half, the jazz world’s hottest trio takes the stage with its innovative interplay.
“Vijay Iyer is a leader of the new guard in jazz and no fan of conventional boundaries. Robert Pinsky loves to take language onto the high wire. These two adventurers are a perfect match!”—Amy Lam, Celebrity Series Artistic Programmer
“In jazz, as in poetry, there is always that play between what's regular and what's wild. That has always appealed to me.” —Robert Pinsky