Brass is back and Too Many Zooz are leading the charge. The band will bring its stomping horns to Asheville in January.
Too Many Zooz busted out of the underground of New York City, busking in the city’s subways for the past few years, all the while gathering praise and momentum. They band has released four EPs since 2014 and dropped their first full-length Subway Gawdz this past summer. Their unique sound somehow manages to smash together jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, funk and even EDM structures and house music. They’ve racked up millions of views of their amazing live videos on YouTube, which showcase the very physical playing of dancing, pompadoured baritone sax prodigy Leo P., trumpeter extraordinaire Matt Doe and distinctive percussionist King of Sludge.
One of their videos caught the attention of Beyoncé’s team who immediately enlisted the band to perform on the songs “Daddy Lessons” and “Formation” from her tour de force Lemonade which was nominated for the Grammy for Album of the Year. This then led to them being asked to perform with her and The Dixie Chicks at the internationally-broadcast 2016 CMA Awards in November, an opportunity that has allowed them to reach a global audience.
Too Many Zooz is now leading an emerging movement as Brass is really heating up. In the months since their last visit to Asheville, the band has been prepping a new album, did a national tour with Moon Taxi and are currently enjoying their song “Warriors” being featured on an international commercial for the Google Pixel 2. And Leo P. was even invited to pay tribute to Charles Mingus at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC.
TOO MANY ZOOZ
Asheville Music Hall
Sat Jan 13
Tickets: adv. $18 | dos. $22
Show: 9:30PM (Doors 9PM)