Posted By: Nick Long
Rocking the Baritone Saxophone at BBC Proms 2017, Leo Pellegrino is a lively musician who gained popularity in the New York subway and moved on recently to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London. His passion along with his unique style is on full display as he livens up the crowd and gives jazz a bold new sound.
Too Many Zooz is a music group based in New York City, New York, United States and formed by Leo P, 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 Square station, went viral on YouTube in March 2014. They are known as well for Pellegrino's characteristic dance moves while playing. The band has released 3 EPs and their first full-length studio album titled Subway Gawdz on June 27, 2016 which received mixed to positive reviews.
Too Many Zooz played backup for Beyoncé's CMA Awards performance on Nov. 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennesse