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Iris Ornig

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Bassist & composer Iris Ornig is one of the most original female voices on today's New York jazz scene. Since her arrival in New York City in 2003 from Germany, she has played with an impressive roster of some of the most influential contemporary jazz musicians in New York. She has captivated listeners around the world with its unique sound. She successfully combines European tradition with the expanded chord structures of modern jazz, blues inflections, improvised "riffs", swing rhythms, and call and response. The result is hybrid & fascinating, with plenty of surprises. Iris Ornig will perform music from her brand new album 'Storyteller' with Dave Finucane on tenor, Jonathan Markow on piano and Kobie Watkins on drums. One of 10 Future Female Jazz Stars... - jazz.com her influences are electic, her approach to jazz is straightforward, combining, inventive, wistful melodies... New Yorker

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