We’re excited to announce that for the second year running, DownBeat Critic’s Poll has named Vijay Iyer Artist of the Year! This is the third time that Vijay has been given the magazine’s top award, and he’s won numerous other awards from DownBeat, year after year.

This is Vijay’s third honor from DownBeat; check out the feature in which Vijay reflects on his recent collaboration with Wadada Leo Smith and touring with Vijay Iyer Trio.

Read the full feature in DownBeat’s digital edition.