TOO MANY ZOOZ “Brasshouse” Full Set @ Asheville Music Hall 1-28-2017
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Too Many Zooz
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active 2014–present
Members Leo Pellegrino
David “King of Sludge” Parks
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 their first full-length studio album titled Subway Gawdz on June 27, 2016 which received mixed to positive reviews.
Too Many Zooz collaborated with Beyoncé at the CMA Awards event live performance on Nov. 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.