iRock Jazz LIVE! with Icon Sheila E.

Born in California, Sheila E. is the daughter of Juanita (Gardere), a dairy factory worker, and percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs. Sheila E’s uncle is Alejandro Escovedo. Tito Puente was Escovedo’s godfather. She is also niece to Javier Escovedo, founder of seminal San Diego punk act, The …


Pete Escovedo: Music as A Business

Latin Jazz legend, Pete Escovedo, has captivated audiences worldwide with his musical prowess and insight. From the early formation of the Escovedo Bros Latin Jazz Sextet, to his days with Santana alongside his brother Coke Escovedo—and the subsequent launch of their joint venture, Latin Rock-Jazz fusion group, Azteca. Staff Writer …

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Shelia E Continues Her Family’s Legacy In Music and Giving

Peter Escovedo and Sheila E. Creating music that will make history and giving back are a part of the Escovedo legacy, and whether or not she realized it, singer and percussionist Sheila E. inherited the birthright. Before she was known as the Pop and R&B sensation “Sheila E.”, the artist …

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Legendary Pete Escovedo Talks Music, Family and Loving Life

Pete Escovedo Do what you love and love doing it. Simple, right? Legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo, an artist who broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and Contemporary music, has thrilled his fans for more than 50 years. One only has to listen to one of his …