2AZZ1 (pronounced “two as one) is one of the most popular Urban Contempo Bands on the Southern California concert & festival scene. The mixture of their original music and the 2AZZ1 arrangements of popular music keeps their audiences listening and dancing. It is their original material, however, which seems to be drawing the greatest response.
Their CD’s entitled, “REaDy” & “Driven“, are jam packed with funky rock jazz fusion hit songs that received air play on radio stations around the world. Both projects landed them on smooth jazz top 40 charts. Their most recent release, “Shiny Side UP” brings home their Detroit roots including their popular & burnin’ rendition of Take Five.
As a five piece band, Mary handles the song writing, arranging, and lead vocals & keyboards for the group. In addition to his role as leader & producer, it is Craig’s soulful sounds on the saxophones which exhibits his musical mastery. Their powerful, warm and magnetic personalities draws every audience near to watch & listen.
What is Urban Contempo? Street Smart, Melodic, Rock & Funk Music with a strong Jazz Influence.