Trio Ellas has been making waves with a unique sound that combines traditional mariachi, romantic boleros, bluegrass and rock with a fresh contemporary twist, and the world has taken notice. The trio's debut album "Con Ustedes" earned them a nomination for a 2012 Latin GRAMMY®.  The young trio is composed of Suemy Gonzalez, a recent graduate of USC's prestigious Thornton School of Music , Nelly Cortez, a fourth generation mariachi musician and recreational pilot, and Stephanie Amaro, a versatile musician who performs and records in genres ranging from electronica to mariachi. The girls’ high level of musical proficiency has allowed them to circumvent stereotypes and work at a world class level, with a professional track record that includes recordings for artists like Benjamin Gibbard and Lady GaGa, and live performances with a myriad of top artists ranging from Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan to Mariachi El Bronx.

Trio Ellas has been making waves with a unique sound that combines traditional mariachi, romantic boleros, bluegrass and rock with a fresh contemporary twist, and the world has taken notice. The trio's debut album "Con Ustedes" earned them a nomination for a 2012 Latin GRAMMY®. 
The young trio is composed of Suemy Gonzalez, a recent graduate of USC's prestigious Thornton School of Music , Nelly Cortez, a fourth generation mariachi musician and recreational pilot, and Stephanie Amaro, a versatile musician who performs and records in genres ranging from electronica to mariachi. The girls’ high level of musical proficiency has allowed them to circumvent stereotypes and work at a world class level, with a professional track record that includes recordings for artists like Benjamin Gibbard and Lady GaGa, and live performances with a myriad of top artists ranging from Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan to Mariachi El Bronx.

Photo by Raul Romo

Photo by Raul Romo

Suemy Gonzalez

Violin, vocals

Photo by Raul Romo

Photo by Raul Romo

Nelly Cortez

Guitarrón, vocals

Photo by Raul Romo

Photo by Raul Romo

Stephanie Amaro

Guitar, vocals