Iris Ornig

Primary Instrument: Bass

Iris Ornig is a gifted instrumentalist, a talented composer and a charismatic performer. Her compositions are swinging, stormy, melodic, sensitive, playful, angular and straight-ahead with plenty of twists and surprises.

Iris is originally from Germany. She studied jazz and popular music in St. Gallen Switzerland and went from there to the well-known Guildhall School in Music and Drama in London to establish her musical skills. In 2003 she moved to New York City where she is working as an arranger, composer and bandleader.

She has performed at jazz clubs and festivals all over the United States, Europe and East Africa...
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”...great music that keeps me smiling!” - Bubba Jackson, Host / Breakfast With Bubba / KKJZ, Los Angeles

“I absolutely love this CD. It has intelligent, creative arrangements with a diversity that provides interests for a wide spectrum of jazz fans. It is so great to discover someone new to bring a freshness to the sound of radioIO. The tracks of “New Ground” will be on the front burner of radioIO REAL Jazz for a long time.” - Michael Matheny, Program Director & Host / radioIO REAL Jazz

“Great stuff!” - Bob Cochran, Jazz Director / WMPG - Portland, ME “This album is a nice surprise. It's good to hear a contemporary group that's not just out to peel the paint off the walls. This is a very tasty set.” ” Terry MacDonald, Jazz Director / WSCA - Portsmouth, NH “I love the bass and female bass players even more and she’s got chops!” - Elizabeth Farriss, Program Director / KEWU ” Spokane, Washington

”Really fine music!” - Bill King, Producer, Host / ejazzRadio

“Bassist Iris Ornig creates hypnotic harmonies: Especially in a folk ethnic way. She is composing and playing in New York City with a profound harmonic balance.” -Dick Crockett, Host / “The Voice” 88.7 fm

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New York, NY

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Electric and Accoustic Bass, Harmony, Arranging, Improvisation

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