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Vijay Iyer Trio, Rock Stars of Jazz, Perform at Harlem Shrines Festival on May 9 Alongside Aruan Ortiz

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Apr 08, 2014 06:21 PM EDT
The Vijay Iyer Trio, Rock Stars of Jazz, to Perform at the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival on May 9 Alongside Aruan Ortiz and More Vijay Iyer, Stephan Crump and Marcus Gilmore stop up in Harlem for a performance to cap the fest's three-day extravaganza. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons)

One of modern jazz's most celebrated pianistic badasses, Vijay Iyer brings a gift to the good people at the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival: a free trio concert for the public.

Continuing his lonstanding relationship with the fest, the Vijay Iyer Trio goes on May 9 at 7:30 p.m. Performing at Marian Anderson Theater at Aaron Davis Hall, consider it a highlight of Jazz Appreciation Month.

In collaboration with Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series, the concert will cap three nights of Harlem Stage during the festival.

And it's only $10 or less.

According to a release, the three-day jazzman's fest runs from May 7 to 9 and features...

May 7

A Latin jazz double bill at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse (150 Convent Ave. @ 135 St.) starting at 7:30 p.m. with Aruán Ortiz's  "Music and Architecture" featuring Don Byron on clarinet and Rufus Reidon bass; and Manuel Valera and New Cuban Express featuring vocalist Sofia Rei.

May 8

Brings the inventive instrumentation and rhythms of the Christian aTunde Adjuah Double Quartet's "Stretch Music" at 7:30 p.m. at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse (150 Convent Ave.).

May 9

The Vijay Iyer Trio features Vijay Iyer, Stephan Crump and Marcus Gilmore, playing highlights from their acclaimed repertory. Sponsored by Target, we can't recommend it enough.

To wit, here's the trio at NPR's Winter Jazz Fest.

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