Too Many Zooz

Event has passed (Thu May 25, 2017 - Thu May 25, 2017)
The New Parish
09:00 PM


Too Many Zooz
Antique Naked Soul

Too Many Zooz
(Acid Jazz)

With the snowballing trend towards electronic instrumentation in music, it's easy to forget where it all first started: on street corners with real instruments, playing for tips, that is until you've heard Too Many Zooz. Too Many Zooz is a three-piece "BrassHouse" band comprised of Matt Doe, Leo P, and King of Sludge. The group found their voice playing for change on New York's subway platforms, honing extremely danceable rhythms and melodies.

Named one to Billboards' Top 25 Next Big Sound, thanks in part to a video of one of their frenetic subway performances was posted to Reddit and went viral to the tune of over 2.2 million views, and in a very short time amassed a large fan base. Additional videos have millions of views, and Facebook likes over 420,000.

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 dance music 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. Don't just take our word for it, Beyoncé APPROVES!


The talented trio, best known for their rousing performances in the Union Square subway station, is comprised of David “King of Sludge” Parks on percussion, Matt Doe on trumpet, and Leo P. on the baritone sax. Their influences include rock, jazz, EDM and African drumming — all of which they’ve combined into a unique genre they’ve dubbed “brass house.” Each musician is unrelentingly talented at their craft, which allows them to create shocking and energetic brass and woodwind sound manipulations while putting on a wildly entertaining live show.

Antique Naked Soul

All vocal super group Antique Naked Soul is transforming the a cappella word. Led by International Musicologist, Edutainer and Entrepreneur Candice Antique and acclaimed Beatboxer, Emcee and Actor Tommy Soulati Shepherd, Antique Naked Soul takes the listener on a journey through time by creating and remixing Black American liberation music through beatboxing and live looping. Jayme Brown and N'gala McCoy complete the quartet with harmonic melodies.

Antique Naked Soul has shared the stage with many incredible artists including The Roots, Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey fka. Mos Def, Nneka, Les Nubians, Blackalicious as well as journalist W. Kamau Bell.



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