Harley Sommerfeld

Harley is Jaspers’ own Benny Goodman and has performed with many of the "jazz greats" over the years. His musicianship on the clarinet, flute and sax are the pride of Jaspers! Wait till you hear him play the clarinet on a Dixieland tune! He got his start in his father’s dance band in Gackle, ND.

He and his brother, Myron, took over their dad’s band and both have been performing around the country ever since!  

Harley has been a band director and a member of the Jazz Arts Big Band of Fargo-Moorhead, The Apostles Blues Band, The 42nd Street Jazz Band and the Hard Bop Sax Quartet.

Harley has also been a part of the Jasper’s family since 2004 and is responsible for many of the musical arrangements you'll hear in the show!   He and his wife, Candis (Jaspers photographer), make their home in Fargo.