Since its inception in 2013, Washington D.C.’s AZTEC SUN is an 8-piece ensemble with a sound and dynamism that blends classic '70s cadences with a new school attitude. The band’s soulful performances are the result of its culturally diverse background and timelessness of its musical influences, which combine to produce an infectious palette of sound with something for everyone.
The band has made a number of appearances throughout the District and continues to foray its way through the dancefloors for the East Coast. In every performance, AZTEC SUN unleashes the full gamut of its creative energy to engage audiences and push their brand of Funk music: “Whatever makes you dance”.
AZTEC SUN is: Stephane “Steph” Detchou (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ryan “Catch” Sarafolean” (keys, backing vocals), Ryan Schleeter (saxophone), Michael Dranove (trombone), Shane Weckesser (bass), Ray Lamb (lead guitar), John Heinze (drums), Adam Kent (trumpet).