By Jason Herman / February 25, 2018

In 2012 in a simple twist of fate, five musicians, having responded to the same Craigslist ad looking for musicians, met and formed a band. This group then became AZTEC SUN. Since that night, this band has found their voice, their sound, and their fans. The band has since grown in size, and while some of the members have come and gone, one thing remains constant -  an enthusiastic and passionate commitment to “Funk with Soul”.

Today, the band is comprised of: Stephane Detchou (vocals, rhythm guitar), Sara Ghebremichael (vocals), Ryan 'Catch' Sarafolean (keyboards), Ray Lamb (lead guitar), Shane Weckesser (bass), Graham Robertson (baritone saxaphone), Adam Kent (trumpet), Joe Goltz (trombone), and John Heinze (drums).

AZTEC SUN has progressed through the ranks of the DC area's music scene, building one success upon another, evolving their sounds and their stage presence.


Please click on one of the links in the tag cloud below to find your favorite AZTEC SUN photograph captured by one of our photographers.

Upcoming Shows:

Previous Shows:

March 3, 2018 - 9:30 Club with Galactic

Feb. 9, 2018 - Pearl Street Warehouse

AZTEC SUN 5 Year Anniversary Poster

Dec. 28, 2017 - 5 Year Anniversary Party

AZTEC SUN promotional poster

Nov 11, 2017 - Gypsy Sally's opening for Everyone Orchestra

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About the author

Jason Herman

A 24x7 member and Photo Editor of DC Music Review. Jason has been passionate about music since his earliest days and is especially excited about the music scene around his adopted hometown, Washington DC. With over 35 Grateful Dead and 80+ Phish shows, and countless music festivals under his belt, you can find him at concerts around the country but especially in his adopted hometown of Washington, D.C. Before turning his lens to music, Jason followed professional cyclists around the U.S. Domestic Circuit to the tallest mountains in Europe.