Vijay Iyer Trio Lands at Segerstrom Center for the Arts to Kick off Their 2019-2020 Jazz Season

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Vijay Iyer – Photo by Lena Adasheva

Get tickets now for the Vijay Iyer Trio at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Vijay Iyer – Photo by Lena Adasheva

Vijay Iyer is well known in the jazz world and he has led this trio for over 12 years. They are best known for their album, “Break Stuff,’ which Iyer describes as “stripping down the music to its bare bones,” and inspired by hip-hop specifically DJ Kool Herc, who is known as the father of the DJ breakbeat. He’s performed everything from John Coltrane to M.I.A. The trio includes Vijay Iyer on piano, Stephan Crump on double bass, and Jeremy Dutton on drums. Iyer studied physics and mathematics before becoming a professional musician in the 1990s. Not bad. The man knows his stuff with 22 albums under his belt holding an undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics including a Ph.D. in music cognition. He’s also a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, professor of music at Harvard, and received DownBeat magazine’s Artist of the Year award three times.

You can catch a glimpse of the trio on NPR’s Tiny Desk Series below and then catch them live by purchasing tickets below.

Vijay Iyer Trio: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Vijay Iyer is probably best known as a pianist and bandleader in the African-American creative improvisational tradition – most say “jazz” for short – though he’s also several other things in music. He’s a composer of chamber, large ensemble and mixed-media works; a Harvard professor; a student of Indian classical music; a father and New York City resident.

Tickets to see the Vijay Iyer Trio are available for purchase at, by calling (714) 556- 2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, please call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.