Thursday, October 11, 2018
Now's the Time: The Vijay Iyer Sextet
The Weekend, the signature event of the Open Spaces festival, consists of three concerts at Starlight Theatre. Janelle Monáe and the Roots, the headliners of the first two shows, are depicted on a billboard on the east side of downtown Kansas City. Vijay Iyer, the brilliant jazz artist who leads a sextet at the venue on Sunday, October 14, isn’t pictured. Open Spaces provides few details about the pianist’s show, but Iyer’s site informs fans that he’ll be joined by an all-star band. Graham Haynes will play cornet, flugelhorn and trumpet. Saxophonists Steve Lehman and Mark Shim, bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Jeremy Dutton round out the lineup. A complete survey of area jazz performances is available at The Kansas City Jazz Calendar.