December 9, 2017 to December 10, 2017 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Lucia Beer Garden + Grill

1016 Massachusetts Street

Trio Aztlan – Aztlan “Live”
$5 for students and $7 for non-students.

Trio Aztlan has been involved in the Kansas City Mexican/Latino music scene since 1992. The group was originally created out of the absence of a traditional Latin trio group in the Kansas City area. Trio Aztlan was created to showcase traditional trio performances live for all to hear. The group performs all styles of Latin folkloric music, but has focused on the traditional “bolero” style of Latin romantic music. Trio Aztlan has been known to “rock out” acoustically, performing some mean rumbas and cumbias to get the fans dancing. Trio Azltan performs with traditional acoustic guitars, an upright bass and percussion, and all members sing in harmony, typical of the trio music of Latin America.

The trio has been known in Latin America to be an urban musical group, but now trios can be found in all settings rural and urban. Trios can be found strolling through the city streets at night serenading loved ones on either birthdays or on special occasions. It would not be uncommon if a trio were asked to perform to ease marital tension when necessary. Trio music has been known to mend a broken heart or strengthen a relationship.

Trio Aztlan is: Dr. Uzziel H. Pecina, vocals/guitar, is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Education Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC); Jose Sustaita, vocals/bass is a journeyman electrician at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 124; Andres Ramirez, percussion/vocals, is a professional percussionist from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Kevin Sweet, guitar/vocals, is a professional classical guitarist and a graduate of the UMKC Conservatory of Music: and Luis A. Portillo is a music/band teacher at Alta Vista Middle School and also a UMKC Conservatory graduate. The members are dedicated to promoting Latin music in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Trio Aztlan was the house band at Manny’s Mexican Restaurant on the Boulevard for eighteen years and now can be found performing all over the city and region. Trio Aztlan is on Facebook and can be found at for performance information.

Trio Aztlan has two recorded efforts to date:
“Trio Aztlan,” 2001 and “Peor es Nada,” 2005