About the Band

 

 Trio Ellas has been making waves with a unique sound that comes from traditional mariachi roots tempered by the melting pot of musical styles and genres that is the LA music scene. The trio's debut album "Con Ustedes" earned them a nomination for a 2012 Latin GRAMMY®. 
The young trio is composed of Suemy Gonzalez (violin and vocals), a graduate of USC's prestigious Thornton School of Music , Nelly Cortez (guitarron and vocals), a fourth generation mariachi musician and recreational pilot, and Stephanie Amaro (guitar and vocals), 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 such as Benjamin Gibbard and Lady GaGa, and live performances with a myriad of top artists ranging from Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan to Mariachi El Bronx.