There are too many zoos — places where sentient, intelligent animals languish in concrete prisons for the cheap amusement of tourists and other insensitive voyeur-dullards — on this planet, but there are too few bands like Too Many Zooz. The trio’s combination of jazz, funk, house and dance music is so compulsive and peculiar that they’ve invented their own genre that they call brass house. Drummer David “King of Sludge” Parks, baritone saxophonist Leo Pellegrino and trumpeter Matt “Doe” Muirhead got their start playing impromptu sets in subway stations in New York, and their mixture of jazz and funk is anything but clinical and academic as they perform with a manic, nonstop energy. Too Many Zooz leave the world of traditional jazz far behind them as they remake such unexpected tunes as Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.” With Thumpasaurus.
Teragram Ballroom, 1234 W. Seventh St., L.A.; Wed., Oct. 9, 8 p.m.; $25; all ages. (213) 689-9100, www.teragramballroom.com.