The Falcon in Marlboro presents “Iris Ornig Reimagines Michael Jackson” on Wednesday, August 5 at 7 p.m. The German-born, New York-scene jazz bassist and composer Ornig is an avowed fan of the King of Pop. She reinterprets Jackson’s hits in ways that shift the rhythms, expand the harmonies and open the forms to ensemble improvisation, all the while trying to stay true to the essence of the song. The few examples Ornig has shared are promising, suggesting that many of Jackson’s melodies do share of the qualities of the standard.
Ornig’s band includes Jeremy Powell on tenor, David Smith on trumpet, Addison Frei on piano and Ronen Itzik on drums. Per usual at the Falcon, there is no cover, but generous donation is encouraged. The Falcon is located at 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro. For more information, call (845) 236-7970 or visit www.liveatthefalcon.com.