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Vijay Iyer at Montreal International Jazz Festival

June 25, 2010

Those in the know, know Vijay Iyer. With a recent slew of accolades surrounding his new release Historicity (including top ten nods in The New York Times, The LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, and NPR among others), he has started to amass a considerable following of both jazz aficionados and casual listeners alike.

Nowhere was this more in evidence than Iyer’s most recent performance at the Montreal International Jazz Fest last Friday night. The intimate Salle Gésu was packed with audience members of all types ranging from jazz beat writers and music students to festival diehards and the uninitiated.

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