A new breed of Latin band—Los Aztex—draws from Hispanic influences around the world. Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox formed the group in 1999. Members are Chris Mosley on electric guitar, Angel Roman on electric bass, Gabriel Guzman on rhythm guitar, and special guest Michael Longoria on drums.
Los Aztex takes from the traditional rhythms of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Panama and combines it with Blues and Jazz. Sarah Fox has the expressive, versatile voice of a jazz singer which lends its skills beautifully to the “caliente” Latin themes. The music’s melodic twists are timed to accentuate Sarah’s excellent grace. Joel Guzman has been called brilliant, extraordinary, a genius. He began dazzling audiences and fellow musicians with his unique accordion artistry as a child prodigy, causing established and respected accordion players to christen him, at an early age, “El Pequeno Gigante”. The Little Giant.
As the Latino population increases throughout the U.S., American audiences are embracing Los Aztex' melded style of music. This genre-bending outfit has managed to stay out of the pop-culture limelight and like it that way.