Branford Jazz on the Green

06jul6:30 pm8:30 pmBranford Jazz on the Green6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Branford Town Green

Event Details

7/6/2023 Big Brooklyn

Based out of Colorado, Big Brooklyn was formed by Branford, Connecticut, native Willie Dornfeld, along with his wife, Melody. Having both been involved in music for a long time, they created a group that abandoned boundaries to write and perform music they love, that was sincere, passionate, and all-out, and which also brought together different styles in which they had been immersed. Now, on Thursday, July 6th, Dornfeld returns to his hometown Branford as part of the Branford Jazz Series on the town green starting at 6:30 p.m.

Bridging jazz, klezmer, rock, and groove, Big Brooklyn carries a progressive and inviting presence, exploring beautiful melodies while defining new boundaries. Awarded Semi-Finalist positions in the 2022 UK Songwriting Contest for multiple compositions on their new album, Everyone Everywhere, as well as being a jazz finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for a song on their first album, Purpose, this 5-piece group captivates audiences with a unique depth of passion in expressive melodies and harmonies from jazz and beyond, touching on the inseparable exultation and pathos of the klezmer sound, all interwoven over a fabric of jazz and groove that pulls all stops.