The E Family
Native Californian, Pete Escovedo, discovered and cultivated a love and passion for music, which soon led him to embrace Latin jazz and pass it on to his sons and daughters—just as his father did for him. With his signature sound on the timbales, Pete has performed and toured with such respected (renowned?) artists as Mongo Santamaria, Bobby McFerrin, Cal Tjader, Woody Herman, Billy Cobham, Boz Scaggs, Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, and Chick Corea, to name a few. Not to mention, Pete and his brother, Coke, were the founders of the history-making band, Azteca, and Pete was one of the original members of Santana. Today, Pete leads one of the top orchestras in the country, performing their own unique brand of Latin jazz. The collaboration with daughter, Sheila E., whose roster is a who’s-who of the industry–performing with artists such as Ringo Starr, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, George Duke, Placido Domingo,π and countless others– keeps the rhythm solid on drums & vocals. First born son, Juan Escovedo, on congas & vocals brings his flavor of Pop and R&B to the table–with his roster of noted artists such as Patti Labelle, Lou Bega, En Vogue, Herbie Hancock and many more—captivates the audiences with his versatility. Electrifying the crowd on bongos, drums and vocals is youngest son, Peter Michael, who received an Emmy nomination for his work as Music Director & Producer for The Wayne Brady show and was MD for The Martin Short Show. He also assists Pete in leading the band, and has a roster of artists including Mariah Carey, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Nicks, George Michael, MD for Martin Short Show. The E-family is a force to be reckoned with. Their memorable performance with the late Tito Puente was beautifully featured in the Latina Familia project. In addition, this family can be seen in the Latin pop culture movie, Chasing Papi performing their original track, “Escondia” with the title track “Favorite Fantasy” co- written by Sheila E. Collectively they are the latest evolution of one of the most amazing musical family dynasties that continues to deliver a colorful and powerful concoction of music to soothe the soul. The forthcoming E-family Project., NOW & FOREVER, features such artists a Gloria Estefan, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, George Duke, Raphael Sadik and Israel Houghton, is sure to be must-have. The E-family’s contribution to the philanthropic community is exemplary as they give back by assisting families and children in need by introducing the power of healing through music.