Latin jazz icon Pete Escovedo describes his new live album, “Pete Escovedo: Live from Stern Grove”, recorded at San Francisco’s historic 75-year-old Stern Grove festival earlier this year, on which he’s joined by Sheila E. and Arturo Sandoval.
Pat Prescott (THE WAVE) spoke with Pete about his new album and performing at the Bonaventure, his life, family, career stemming from his early days in the Bay area and much more. Listen to segments of the interview on The Wave.
Thanks Everybody for coming out to celebrate my 77th Birthday at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. We had a great time and the concerts turned into jam sessions. Sheila stopped by as a surprise guest. Please view some pictures from the concert and art show below. Enjoy!
Celebrating Pete Escovedo’s 77th Birthday with Music and Art Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra with Juan & Peter Michael Escovedo Spaghettini Italian Grill & Jazz Club 3005 Old Ranch Parkway Seal Beach, CA 90740 Phone: 562.596.2199
Sorry for not keeping in touch. By now you must have heard about the new E Spot in Studio City. It is run by my daughter, Sheila E.. A small but wonderful venue that is upstairs from Vittelo’s Resturant. It opened January 30th. Sheila played at the Grand Opening for 2 nights to sold out crowds.
I performed on Wednesday, February 4th, to kick off “Pete Escovedo Presents” every Wednesday night. You can go to Vittelo’s website to check out the latest schedule of bands that will be performing at the E Spot Lounge.
Please come and check it out. Great Food, Great Entertainment! 7 nights a week. Hope to see you there. Blessings,
You more than likely thought that I left the planet. Well, almost, but at least not yet. After the dates at Yoshi’s on New Years Eve week, I have been just laying low and thinking about what needs to be done this coming year.
January 2013 spent most of the time focused on the Super Bowl as the Forty Niners were supposed to defeat the Ravens. But, no cigar. Oh well, wait till next year.
Well I am back to my old self again. It was a slow recovery from my illness, but I’m once again feeling ready to conquer the world of music. I am currently taking an intermission this month of April just to gather new thoughts and to create new paintings but most of all trying to finish my book.
Thanks again for checking out my website. Just returned home from Jakarta, Indonesia and what a trip that was, of all times to catch the flu. It got me real bad. Couldn’t enjoy my time in Indonesia even though the festival was incredible.
Lots of Great Musicians performing over 3 days. Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Erykah Badu, Manhattan Transfer, Poncho Sanchez, Bobby McFerrin, and so many more.
Hope your new year is off to a great start. We spent New Years Eve in Las Vegas and had a wonderful time. Caught a couple of shows, Chris Angel at the Luxor Hotel and Cirque du Soleil’s KA at the MGM Hotel. At 12:00 midnight we were at Chris Angel’s house party. Lots of food, drinks, and very nice people.