Too Many Zooz
Company: Standard Bank Jazz Festival
Not many bands invent a new genre, but ‘BrassHouse’ – the in-your-face style concocted by the manic New York trio Too Many Zooz – will force you to reconsider the way you think about jazz. Billboard placed them in their ‘Top 25 Next Big Sounds’ and The New York Post called them “the hottest thing in NYC music” … and you’re not going to be able to stay still listening to them.
A musical rocket that combines EDM, house and techno, paired with the indigenous punch of Cuban, Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, and Brazilian Carnival rhythms, their style is a booming collection of musical energy. The trio first shot to fame after videos of their playing in New York subways went viral and Makhanda is the first stop on their triumphant world tour!
Sax: Leo P
Trumpet: Matt Muirhead
Drums: David Parks