Craig and Mary DurstAbout 2AZZ1

Today, 2AZZ1 is one of the most popular URBAN CONTEMPO bands on the Southern California Showcase & Festival scene. This Urban Contempo genre is best described as an irresistible, high energy contemporary sound that delivers power packed, sophisticated, fresh, feel good grooves and melodies heavily influenced by rock, jazz & world music.  This band believes that music has a purpose and that purpose  is to bring people together & celebrate everything that is good about life.   No band communicates this better or with more passion than 2AZZ1.  

The Band:

Vocals and Keys


Born near Detroit
Residing in Southern California


Nancy Wilson (Jazz singer), Pomona, CA
Earth Wind & Fire, Las Vegas, NV
Leon Patillo (of Santana), Azusa, CA
Ronnie Laws, Pasadena, CA
Playboy Jazz Festival, Pasadena, CA
Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA  Corporate Event Feature Band
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV  Accompanied Cirque du Soleil 
Tournament of Roses Coronation, Pasadena, CA


Internet (currently) Pandora, Jango, Spotify, Rdio
TV Special "Good Housekeeping" 7 episodes
Reached top 40 on smooth jazz charts as indie artists


2012 Shiny Side Up
2010 Light The Fire III 
2006 Driven
2001 Ready
90's Satisfied
80's True Love


"2AZZ1 has shown an impressive maturing of their music with DRIVEN. It's eminently listenable and total ear candy from start to finish.   You'll hear exactly what I mean when you partake of this delicious new collection of tunes!"
SCOTT O'BRIEN Music Journalist

"Craig and Mary were very pleasant surprises.  They're fabulous human beings and the crowd loves them. They're dedicated to their art. I don't think I have any other musicians who show up on time and love turning on the crowd as much as they do. When 2AZZ1 plays, you see nothing but smiling faces." 
JOHN QUIGLEY; Music Promoter

"2AZZ1's "Q'd Up" (CMD) a groove-laden tune, plays an integral part of the success of KTWV (94.7 The Wave Radio)/Los Angeles' Sunday Brunch. 2AZZ1 are local heroes."
CAROL ARCHER;  Music Journalist

"2AZZ1 brings a strong mix to the stage with high energy, high class fun." ROBERT DEES; Radio DJ KJZS 92.1 FM, Reno, Nevada