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BiographyA native of Pittsburgh, Leo Pellegrino, AKA Leo P, is a world renowned baritone saxophone player. Leo studied music performance at the Manhattan School of Music and currently lives and performs in New York City.
Leo is one of the founding members of Too Many Zooz, a music group based in NYC. Too Many Zooz is a music group based in New York City, New York. Leo P is also a former member of the brass band Lucky Chops.
Pellegrino and Doe met at the Manhattan school of music and then later met the King of Sludge in the subway. The trio started busking at various stations in the New York City 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. Since then several videos have reached millions of views of both YouTube and Facebook. The band is acclaimed for their originality, the members' playing abilities and Leo P's characteristic dance moves while playing the sax.
Too Many Zooz collaborated with Beyonce on her album "Lemonade" and at the CMA Awards event live performance on Nov. 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Leo is also known for his performance in the BBC proms with the Metrople Orkest in August 2017
More About Leo P
Subway Gawdz - 2016
Q:What is your internal experience when you feel REALLY connected to the music?
A: When I am truly connected to the music I am playing I completely lose myself. I play things I never thought I could play. I do things I never thought I could do. Something takes complete control of my body and the concept of “messing up” does not exist. During this time, my saxophone and I become one and we cannot be disconnected even if someone where to try to force us apart. All of my emotions come out at once - life, love, death, hope, desperarity, passion, glory, and depression pulsate trough my lungs and force the reed to vibrate. The result is music. Screen reader support enabled.
- Manhattan School of Music
- Creative and Performing Arts High School, Pittsburgh