Jazz on the Terrace: The Iris Ornig Group

Courtesy of Iris Ornig

To open this years jazz series at the Parrish, Richard Siegler is excited to introduce to our audience, the Iris Ornig Group. Bring chairs and blankets to watch the sunset, enjoy café specials, and hear live jazz–the perfect start to the weekend.

Iris Ornig ‘The Music of Burt Bacharach & Michael Jackson’

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 including Gretchen Parlato, Ambrose Akinmusire, Joel Frahm, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Michael Rodriguez, Rebecca Martin, Allison Miller, Sachal Vasandani, Helen Sung, Marcus Gilmore, Dan Tepfer, among others.

Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s musical collaboration made pop history in the twentieth century and Michael Jackson was truly a master of his style of music, as well as a supremely creative dance innovator. Both of these musicians are a huge influence on Iris Ornig. For this project, Iris Ornig honors Burt Bacharach and Michael Jackson with her own spin on their classic compositions. By putting the songs through a creative jazz filter, she brings new life to the music while capturing the moods and stories of each one. Iris’s love of Bacharach & Jackson songs is expressed in every new twist of her inventive musical reinterpretations.

The band consists of Dave Smith on trumpet & Flugelhorn, Jeremy Powell on tenor, Addison Frei on piano, Iris Ornig on bass/arrangements and Allan Mednard on drums.

The Golden Pear Cafe will be selling food and drink specials, so come socialize, soak in the scenery, and listen to the sounds of summer.

Table Seating is reserved for Golden Pear Cafe patrons so guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the live music from the terrace and the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Foundation Event Lawn.

2017 Jazz on the Terrace Dates:

Friday, July 28, 6-7:30 pm

Friday, August 18, 6-7:30 pm

Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Corcoran Group, Bridgehampton National Bank, and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.  Modern Luxury's BEACH Magazine is the media sponsor for Friday nights.

Jazz on the Terrace: The Iris Ornig Group

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
ticket group
Free with Museum admission
social tickets