Bridging jazz, klezmer, rock, and groove, Big Brooklyn carries a progressive yet inviting presence, exploring beautiful melodies while defining new boundaries. A jazz finalist in the 2018 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their song “One Provision,” this five-piece instrumental group captivates audiences with a unique depth of passion in expressive melodies and harmonies, touching on the inseparable exultation and pathos of the klezmer sound, all interwoven over a fabric of jazz and groove that pulls all stops. Band members include: Melody Dornfeld – Clarinet, Luke Soasey – Saxophone, Aaron Summerfield – Guitar, Jo Asker – Bass, and Willie Dornfeld – Drums.
“With a sound that laughs and sobs at the same time, Dornfeld on clarinet is a master of nuance. Her reed is her tongue, joy is her language and this CD as a collaboration of these outstanding musicians is a supernova.”
–Debbie Burke, Jazz Author/Journalist, Review of Big Brooklyn album, Purpose