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Vijay Iyer Trio’s jazz takes on double-dutch interplay

Vijay Iyer Trio, which features musicians Vijay Iyer, Marcus Gilmore and Stephan Crump, will perform Feb. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

February 24, 2014

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is one of the few places on campus where the general public is willing to intermingle with us scrubby college kids. It is just a classy place — the perfect venue for jazz music.  On Thursday night when I stepped onto Krannert’s glossy floors for the Vijay Iyer Tr...

Vijay Iyer to perform ‘cutting-edge’ jazz at Krannert

Vijay Iyer Trio, which features musicians Vijay Iyer, Marcus Gilmore and Stephan Crump, will perform Feb. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

February 20, 2014

Living in New York City, teaching at Harvard University and performing around the world, Vijay Iyer pushes the boundaries of what seem possible in his work schedule — and with his jazz music — on a daily basis.  As a composer, producer, performer and musician, Iyer said that his music is a process o...

Cutler should have been pulled sooner in favor of McCown

November 12, 2013

Editor's note: This column is written as part of a point-counterpoint. The other column, against pulling Jay Cutler earlier, can be read here.  I like Jay Cutler. A healthy Cutler is the Bears’ best option at quarterback. I also like Marc Trestman. The first-year Bears head coach has implemented an exciting of...