2018.03.12 19.30

Grand Hall

Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn

Jazz It!

Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn

Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn (piano)

The double piano line-up is relatively common in classical music and increasingly popular on the modern jazz scene, too. Two greats of avantgarde music join forces to give a concert in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy. Tamil-origin, American Vijay Iyer is an extremely multifaceted character. A graduate of mathematics and physics, he started learning music at the age of three. He studied the violin for 15 years, during which time he taught himself to also play the piano. He is associated with avantgarde jazz and various hip-hop projects, he has composed a string quartet, ballet and orchestral works. His solo recordings are regularly top listed by jazz journals. Minnesotan Craig Taborn started playing music on a Moog synthesizer at the age of 12. Although originally into rock and fusion jazz, Taborn turned towards experimental genres and the piano on the influence of Cecil Taylor and Peter Brötzmann. Besides his joint project with James Carter, he has also founded his own (first) group. Since then, his name is frequently seen in avantgarde, free and mainstream formations.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 1 200, 1 700, 2 800, 3 900