April – New York Times
– Vijay Iyer’s New Trio Is a Natural Fit. Its Album Is ‘Uneasy.’

April – Boston Globe
– Art, activism, optimism: Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer navigates uneasy times

April – San Francisco Chronicle
Listen: Lil Nas X and the Vijay Iyer Trio make statements in new releases

April – Jazziz
– 10 Albums You Need to Know: April 2021

April – The New Yorker
– NIGHT LIFE – Vijay Iyer: “Uneasy”

April – NPR New Music Friday
– New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On April 9

April – Pitchfork
– 7 New Albums You Should Listen to Now

April – Brooklyn Vegan
– Notable Releases of the Week (4/9)


7 New Albums You Should Listen to Now:
June 12 – LA Times
Transcending genre labels, Vijay Iyer leads the Ojai Music Festival toward bold new territory

June 7 – NY Times
Just the Right Time for a ‘Nondenominational Leader’ in Music

June 12 – San Diego Union Tribune
– Vijay Iyer brings Ojai Music Festival to rousing, borders-blurring finish

June 7
– Music is Music

May 15 – Rolling Stone India
– American Pianist-Composer Vijay Iyer: ‘Critics are Really Bad at Listening’


Jan. 31 – New Yorker profile
Time Is a Ghost, Vijay Iyer’s jazz vision

Downbeat Artist of the Year

Chicago Tribune
From Wynton Marsalis to Vijay Iyer, the best jazz albums of 2016

– Vijay Iyer by Mendi Obadike Keith Obadike

LA Times
– Best of 2016: Jeff Parker, Jack DeJohnette and Mary Halvorson continue pressing jazz forward

– Ten Best Jazz Albums of 2016

Rolling Stone
– 20 Best Avant Albums of 2016

– The 2016 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

Vijay Iyer: Beyond Objects, Beyond Scores 

Vijay was named among the 2013 MacArthur Fellows, joining a roster of 24 “exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for even more significant contributions in the future.” Watch a video profile on Vijay from the MacArthur Foundation, and read a thoughtful retrospective by Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune


– Vijay was the subject of a feature in The Boston Globe, written by Siddhartha Mitter
– Vijay was profiled in the Sunday edition of The New York Times and featured in the Times’ weekly Popcast.
– “Exceptional…Iyer has constructed gripping sonic portraits that are at once provocative and accessible, intellectually substantive and sensuously attractive” – The Chicago Tribune
– Vijay was named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, and became the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts in Harvard University’s Department of Music in January 2014.
– Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Pianist of the Year, and Rising Star Composer in the 2012 DownBeat Critics’ Poll
– Pianist of the Year at the 2012 Jazz Journalist Awards.
– CHOC! (highest rating) – Jazz Magazine/Jazzman (France)
– “a terrific trio recording… ingenious… 4 1/2 STARS” – Downbeat magazine
– “a statement of compassion and wide-eyed wonder… this album is a gift” – BBC
– “…a stunning album…” – Paste Magazine
– “perhaps his best record yet” – Minneapolis Star Tribune
– “a masterful collection that balances high-minded conceptualism with heartfelt conviction.” – All About Jazz
– “The Vijay Iyer Trio has the potential to alter the scope, ambition and language of jazz piano forever.” –Jazzwise (UK)
– “Vijay Iyer, an American treasure” – Minnesota Public Radio
– A book of Vijay’s sheet music is now available from Mel Bay Publications.
– Vijay has been appointed director of the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada