Jazz at Lincoln Center
With drummer Ralph Peterson, pianist Vijay Iyer, bassist Kenny Davis, guitarist Mark Whitfield, and saxophonist Gary Thomas Powerhouse drum veteran Ralph Peterson was the last drummer selected for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and he has since led a consistently excellent career and worked with dozens of top jazz musicians. Aggregate Prime is his exciting new group featuring some of the finest musicians in contemporary music: Mark Whitfield, Kenny Davis, Gary Thomas, and Vijay Iyer. Each band member has contributed new compositions and arrangements for this project, described as a mix of odd meters and swing designed to challenge the musicians and reward listeners. Most of the musicians are longtime cohorts, with the newest addition being pianist, composer, and recent MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer, who says, “Ralph Peterson is a drummer I’ve been listening to for about 30 years, so I feel like I’ve maybe been preparing for about that long for this moment to get to play with this masterful musician.” Join us at Dizzy’s for a weekend of cutting-edge live music.