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Iris Ornig

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. She can be heard regularly at NYC’s top jazz clubs such as 55 Bar, Garage and Kitano. Since arriving in New York, Iris has had the pleasure to work with such jazz notables as Wycliffe Gordon, Gretchen Parlato, Danny Grissett, Frank Kimbrough, Gene Jackson, Tony Jefferson, Rebecca Martin, Sachal Vasandani, Joel Frahm, Cecilia Coleman, Allison Miller, Marion Felder, Roberta Picket, Stacey Dillard, Klaus Mueller.

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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

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Primary Instrument

Bass

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Electric and Accoustic Bass, Harmony, Arranging, Improvisation

Discography

Storyteller

Storyteller

Iris Ornig Music
2018

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No Restrictions

No Restrictions

Self Produced
2012

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No Reservations

No Reservations

Self Produced
2012

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New Ground

New Ground

Self Produced
2009

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Storyteller

Storyteller

Iris Ornig
Storyteller

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