Valentine’s Pete Escovedo Orchestra // Oakland

Pete Escovedo Orchestra – Valentine’s show

Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo is an artist who broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. His name has been synonymous in the music industry for more than 50 years.

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In his memoir, “My Life in the Key of E,” the venerable Latin jazz percussionist and bandleader Pete Escovedo proudly recalls the night in 2009 when he and his percussionist daughter Sheila E. performed with other Latin artists at the Obama White House.

She was the concert’s musical director.

Vital at 82, Escovedo recounts the ups and downs of his rich musical and family life in this frank, soulful and evocative story about a poor Mexican American kid who flipped for Afro-Cuban music and made his first set of bongos with coffee cans and tape.

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Pete Escovedo Orchestra

Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo is an artist who broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. His name has been synonymous in the music industry for more than 50 years.

Pete’s versatility as a Percussionist has been featured in performances and recordings by a wide range of Artists such as Carlos Santana, Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, Mongo Santamaria, Bobby McFerrin, Cal Tjader, Woody Herman, Stephen Stills, Billy Cobham, Anita Baker, George Duke, Boz Scaggs, Andy Narell, Al Jarreau, Ray Obiedo, Dionne Warwick, Marlena Shaw, Barry White, Angela Bofill, Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Chick Corea, Dave Valentine, Najee, Gerald Albright, Prince, and the list goes on.

Pete Escovedo believes that there is healing through music and has donated his time to numerous charity events to help children around the world by teaching the importance of music.

Today Mr. Pete Escovedo leads one of the top Latin-Jazz Orchestras in the country performing his own unique sound and continues to deliver his music throughout the world.

 

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