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.
As a solo artist Pete has recorded 6 acclaimed albums on Concord Records, 1 album on EsGo Records, and 2 albums on Fantasy Records with his daughter Sheila E.
Pete Escovedo has been a major force in Latin music since the late 1960's, and his versatility has resulted in success in several areas of music, from Latin jazz and salsa to rock and Latin pop. After touring with Santana for a few years, Pete and brother Coke Escovedo founded the 14-piece Latin big band Azteca, recording two albums for Columbia.
Since that time, Pete has performed in a countless number of settings including with such notables as Herbie Hancock, Woody Herman, Cal Tjader, and Tito Puente among many others. His band features some of the finest players on the West coast, including Sheila E and other members of his talented family.