AZA is a multi-instrumentalist who is intimately familiar with a wide range of music but is deeply rooted in the African American musical tradition. He grew up listening to gospel, reggae, calypso, soca, blues, soul, and jazz and all of these genres have had a profound influence on the development of his musical style. He was fortunate to not only develop a unique ear for mixing elements of different genres together, but to also have a firm foundation in music theory as well as formal studies of gospel and jazz music in college. He has played as a professional musician for over 10 years and has performed at venues such as Jazz at the Lincoln Center, Arts at the Armory, Regattabar, and The Middle East. After teaming up with NtheLAB’s founder and lead producer T.wav$ in early 2017, they began to make music that inspired him to launch his career as an independent artist. He wants to make music that is relevant for the culture but will take the people to a higher place of consciousness, action, and peace. This is music for the culture. Vibrations for our times. Melodies for the world. Listen close!
AZA is a student in the MD/PhD program at Harvard Medical School. He finished his PhD in Neuroscience at MIT in 2016 and is currently finishing his MD. He received his B.S. in Biology from North Carolina Central University where he also received a minor in Jazz studies for piano and vocal performance.