"a sublime, surprising, bristling and hearty stew of Irish lyricism, daredevil jazz aerobatics and punk rock moxie.....both the elegance and the energy are off the chain. "
Greg Tate, Village Voice
"Quest" is Brazz Tree's debut record-capturing the essence of the act's innovative sound and powerful live show. Inspired by traditional Eastern & Western compositions, the duo's musical vision is a fusing of guitarist Brad Hammonds' folk-inspired, percussive riff-based guitar lines coupled with traditional folk and fiddle tunes underneath Mazz's conscious lyrics which are sung with soulful originality.
The eclectic duo's influences are apparent on their outside collaborations, as well. Since dropping out of Juilliard after three years, Mazz has accompanied on stage and collaborated in the studio with the likes of, Kanye West, Moby, Jay-Z, Perry Farrell, Vernon Reid and DJ Logic.
In just a little over a year, Brazz Tree has built a strong New York fan base from their mesmerizing shows and etheric string sounds playing clubs throughout NYC. They were selected to perform at the 2006 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, the 2006 NACA National Convention in Boston, 2005 NXNE Festival in Toronto, the Temecula Valley Film Festival, and the Dewey Beach Music Festival in Dewey DE. They are on the Relix magazine compilation cd for the April/May 2006 issue and have received Radio play from across the country including a spotlight on Acoustic Cafe (ACAFE) as "one to watch"...
"You're not going to hear a more talented duo in a long time."
- J-Sin, Smother.net