Too Many Zooz
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TOO MANY ZOOZ
Too Many Zooz is a music group based in New York City, New York, United States, formed by Leo Pellegrino (baritone saxophone), Matt Doe (trumpet) and David "King of Sludge" Parks (drums). Pellegrino and Doe met at the Manhattan School of Music where they were attending and, having teamed up with Parks from the band Drumadics, the trio started busking at various stations in the New York City Subway in their self-defined genre brass house. They gained fame when a video of one of their subway performances, recorded by a passer-by at Union Station, went viral on YouTube in March 2014. The band is acclaimed for their originality, the members' playing abilities and Pellegrino's characteristic dance moves while playing the sax.
The band has released 3 EPs and their first full-length studio album titled Subway Gawdz on June 27, 2016.
A video of one of their frenetic subway performances was posted to Reddit and went viral to the tune of over 1.8 million views, and in a very short time amassed a large fan base. Additional videos have hundreds of thousands of views, and Facebook likes now surpass 200,000.
This is all for good reason, too. Their music is infectious, impossible to stay still listening to. As old-fashioned as their musical approach is, – if one were to call live instrumentation old fashioned – the structure of their songs follows very closely to any hit EDM track, hence their self-prescribed "brass house" genre. The drums provide a rhythmic base, the saxophone a bass line and the trumpet serves as the melody, guiding you to a gradually increasing, precipitous crescendo, where all the instruments come together only "drop" from a dizzying height, clashing together in an explosive climax of sound. Too Many Zooz will definitely force you to reconsider the way you think about jazz music.