Our Team

Derek Ware

Derek Ware

Co-Owner

Derek Ware, former NFL player (Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals) originally founded Urban AZ in the year 2000. He is the CEO and foundation of our company!

Derek Ware Jr

Derek Ware Jr

Co Owner / DJ

Derek Ware Jr. has been apart of the company since 2015! He started shortly after high school with tasks behind the scenes. Now his duties range from official DJ to everything that goes into the planning, advertising and organizing of events.

Tracy "Mercedez" Livingston

Tracy "Mercedez" Livingston

Event Coordinator / Derek Ware's Assistant

Mercedez has been with Urban AZ since 2005! She assists Derek Ware in all things that help the company and events to run smoothly! As well as being responsible for event production and managing opening artists.

Quacy Manning

Quacy Manning

Event Coordinator

Quacy has been with Urban AZ since 2008! He is in charge of the coordinating and organizing of events behind the scenes and during events.

Vivian Ware

Vivian Ware

Runner/Host

Vivian is the Wife Of Derek Ware. She has been with Urban AZ since 2000! Vivian’s engagement in the business include interviewing artists as well as hosting and documenting each event. She is the head of our social media marketing!

Tamara Southern

Tamara Southern

Derek Ware Jrs Assistant

Tamara Southern has been with the company since 2015. She started off as a promoter and worked her way into officially assisting Derek Ware Jr. in tasks to help events run smoothly.

Christian "Country" Corley

Christian "Country" Corley

Official Host

Chris “Country” has been with Urban AZ since 2017, he is the official host for all Urban AZ events! His duties include MC’ing each event, informing the crowd, and amplifying the audience!

Ta-Ronce "Trilla" Murray

Ta-Ronce "Trilla" Murray

Official DJ

DJ “Trilla” has been with Urban AZ since 2016! She is our official DJ and is in charge of heightening the audience at each event!

Mario "YoursTruly" Martinez

Mario "YoursTruly" Martinez

Official DJ

Mario has been with Urban AZ since 2018! He is one of our official DJs and is in charge of heightening the audience throughout each event!

Paul Lucas

Paul Lucas

Promotion Assistant

Paul has been with Urban AZ since 2018! His duties include, but are not limited to, setting up and running ticket tables and social media marketing.

Daeja Delgado

Daeja Delgado

Promotion Assistant

Daeja Delgado started with Urban AZ this year and is in charge of running ticket tables as well as assisting with social media marketing.

Sandra Dominguez

Sandra Dominguez

Event Photographer

Sandra is Urban AZ’s official photographer! She has been with Urban AZ since 2006! Her tasks include documenting each event by photo and  photographing members of the audience.