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2011: the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
Iyer's much-anticipated album Historicity, launched in 2009, was nominated for the Best Jazz Instrumental Album award. Featuring Iyer's original compositions alongside an eclectic group of covers, the album was performed by Iyer's famed 'Vijay Iyer Trio', which featured Iyer on the piano and long-time collaborators Marcus Gilmore on the drums and Stephan Crump on the bass.
Vijay Iyer, one of the most respected and influential musicians in 21st century American jazz, was named 2010 Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards.