Our Team

Derek Ware

Co Owner

Derek Ware is the original founder of Urban AZ back in 2000. Also known for being a former NFL player for the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys & Cincinatti Bengals.

Derek Ware Jr

Co Owner / DJ

Son of Derek Ware. Started helping Urban AZ back in 2015 once he graduated high school. 

Tracy "Mercedez" Livingston

Event Coordinator / Derek Ware's Assistant

Urban AZ’s “Super Lady”. Mercedez joined the team in 2003 and been a key part of Urban AZ ever since.

Quacy Manning

Event Coordinator

Has over 20+ years of experience managing night clubs and venues. Also the owner of US Entertainment

Vivian Ware


Wife of Derek Ware. Respinsible for day of event needs such as catering, etc. Also does interviews.

Christian "Country" Corley


Official host for Urban AZ. Former marketing manager for Fresh Empire. Over 5 yeard of experience in the marketing field. 

Tamara Southern

Derek Ware Jrs Assistant

Does everything from writing blogs to helping set up at events. Currently pursuing a career in cosmetology!

*More Team Members, Bios & Photos Coming Soon