Azuza: The Band
Azuza was formed in 2003. The name Azuza is partially from the Hebrew word azuz meaning "bold, powerful". We feel that the music the Lord has given us is bold and powerful.
Our music is a "crossover" style that combines the rich roots of Middle Eastern music with contemporary, rock, folk, jazz, and blues to create a unique sound for praise and worship.
We believe that we were created to praise and worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is for that reason that Azuza exists. We also believe that praising the Mighty One of Israel with heartfelt tunes is good for the soul. We pray that you will experience this joy when you listen to the music that the Lord has brought through us.
Azuza has recorded two CDs:
Years ago I played secular music in nightclubs in New York City as a drummer. After coming to know the Lord, I had a renewed desire to play music again. This time I picked up a bass guitar and even began to write music that I believe is inspired by the Lord. Songs that express the love of Gods land, Israel, and its people are near to my heart. I have lived in British Guiana (Guyana), Barbados, and the United States, but felt at home when I visited Israel. I pray that you will be blessed by the music that Azuza creates.
I truly enjoy the blessings of playing Messianic music with Azuza. Although I enjoyed performing classic pop and rock with a local Orlando band, it can not compare with the honor to praise the Holy One of Israel with music and psalms. I feel very blessed with the opportunities the Lord has given us with our CD, Songs of Passover, and our newest release, His Holy Temple. My prayer to the people who listen to our music around the world is that it will bring joy to each listener's heart and praises to the Lord.