Elisha Israel & AZ-ONE
Conscious Reggae Band / Uplifting Music!
Elisha Israel - Lead Vocals & Bass Guitarist
Elisha Israel and AZ-ONE is an African American reggae band based out of Kansas City, MO. Elisha is the lead vocalist, bass guitarist, producer, arranger, songwriter, dedicated to bringing heart throbbing, uplifting and inspirational music to the people. Elisha came to Kansas City in 1987, and immediately began working with the local reggae artists, which lead to the opportunity to continue moving forward as a reggae artist. In 1989 Elisha reformed his band AZ-ONE and began to open for many of the major reggae acts traveling through the area such as Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus, Jimmy Cliff, Garth Dennis (formerly of the Wailing Souls and Black Uhuru. The Itals, Beenie Man, Burning Spear, Culture, Fela Kuti, the Skatalites, Jimmy Cliff, Pablo Moses, Black Uhuru, Yellow Man, Mutabaruka, Andrew Tosh, Toots & the Maytals, Buju Banton, Luciano, Lucky Dube, Pato Banton, War, The Wailing Souls and many more, Elisha Israel and AZ-ONE was the winner of the Midwest Music Association Award for Best Reggae/World Beat in 2004.
Elisha Israel and AZ-ONE performs at small venues, private parties, casinos, and festivals. The band currently performs every second and fourth Thursday night at the Levee, in Kansas City, MO.
On May 11, 2019, Elisha Israel and AZ-ONE performed on the east coast for a graduation party for a North Carolina A&T State University doctoral graduate.
Follow Elisha Israel and AZ-ONE as they prepare to open for the Wailers on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Voodoo Lounge in Harris Casino in Kansas City, MO.
Nick Ferguson - DRUMS
Kansas City, MO, native based out of the Lawrence, Ks, who stems from the local music scene and is now beginning his journey of reggae & world beat music.
Stephen Boyd - Keyboards & Organs
Innovative & complement to the music, percussion vocals as well Saxophone / BMI member