Jazz Overview

I am honored to take the helm as the new director of the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music. The program has a tremendous legacy of excellence that I am excited to carry forward. It's an annual gathering of top-notch established artists and emerging talents from around the world, coming together with the common goals of study, creation, and collaboration, with the potential to have a significant impact on the future of music. And all of this takes place in the idyllic setting of Banff, in the beautiful Canadian Rockies.

If you are a performer, composer, improviser, and/or bandleader with a passion and vision for jazz and creative music in the 21st century, we want you to apply. Connect with some of the greatest musicians alive today. Be a part of the conversation. Stay true to the music's past and lead us into the future. Help us reimagine the state of the art.

Vijay Iyer
Director, Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music