Peter Michael Escovedo

Peter Michael Escovedo III, Emmy nominated Musical Director / Producer, has earned recognition not only as a percussionist, but a producer, singer, songwriter, and television personality.

Peter Michael (named after his father, percussionist and original member of Santana, Pete Escovedo) has contributed in countless world tours, recordings and television productions.

He has produced television shows, written music for film, theme songs for television, composed, arranged, and produced music for various artists, and is currently releasing a new E. Family cd featuring: Joss Stone, Prince, Earth Wind & Fire, Gloria Estefan, Raphael Saadiq, and Israel Houghton.

Some of his credits include the following:

Film

The Preacher’s Wife – w/ Whitney Houston
Recording

Jack – w/ Robin Williams
Acting / Recording

Living Out Lout – w/ Danny Devito
Acting / Recording

Ford Fairlane
Acting / Two Songs Co-Written and Produced

Crackers
One Song Co-Written and Produced

Smokey And The Bandits Part 3
Two Songs Co-Written and Produced

Dragon
Recording / Sound Effects

Television

High School Musical Get in the Picture (ABC)
Producer / Musical Director

Redemption Song (FUSE)
Co-Executive Producer / Musical Director

But Can They Sing (VH1)
Producer / Musical Director
Composer and Co-composer of all original music

The Wayne Brady Show (ABC)
Producer / Musical Director
Composer and Co-composer of all original music

The Wayne Brady Variety Show (ABC)
Musical Director (fifteen piece Orchestra)
Composer of theme song and all music bumpers
Co-composer of scoring

The Martin Short Show
Musical Director / Actor / Composer of theme song
Co-composer of all music bumpers, stings, and scoring

Motown Live
Member of house band
Performing with: Celine Dion, Monica, Brandy, Drew Hill, 98 Degrees, Chaka Khan, Ashford and Simpson, Mary J. Blige, BB King, Peabo Bryson, James Ingram, The Gap Band, and El DeBarge

The Magic Hour
w/ Magic Johnson
Co-composer of theme song / Actor/ Member of the house band, performing with: Will Smith, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, and Edward James Olmos

Vibe
w/ Sinbad
Member of house band
performing with: Herbie Hancock, Kenny G., Bobby Caldwell, The Winans, Teddy Reilly, Lou Rawls, James Brown, and Tower Of Power

T.V. Performances as Musical Director

  • Justin Timberlake
  • Mos Def
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Baby Bash featuring Franky J.
  • Luther Vandross
  • Mya
  • Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Heart
  • Chaka Khan
  • Michael McDonald
  • Barry Manilow
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Sheena Easton
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Keith Washington
  • Ru-Paul

Videos

  • George Michael / Elton John – Don’t Let The Sun
  • Mariah Carey / Boyz To Men – One Sweet Day
  • Mariah Carey – Live In Concert
  • Mariah Carey – Hero
  • Lionel Richie – Best Of Lionel Richie
  • Lionel Richie – Penny Lover
  • Stevie Nicks – Whole Lotta Trouble
  • Stevie Nicks – Sometimes It’s A Breeze
  • Huey Lewis / Tower Of Power – Perfect World
  • Sheena Easton – Sheena
  • Sheila E. – The Glamorous Life
  • Pete Escovedo – Charango Sunrise
  • Bill Summers – It’s Over

World Tours

  • Mariah Carey – Music Box
  • Lionel Richie – Best of Lionel Richie
  • George Michael – Cover To Cover
  • E-Train featuring Sheila E.
  • Stevie Nicks – Whole Lotta Trouble
  • Stevie Nicks – Time Space
  • Huey Lewis And The News – Small World
  • Lionel Richie – All Night Long
  • Lionel Richie – Outrageous
  • Tina Turner – Tina
  • Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
  • Con-Funk-Shun – Three World Tours

CD’s Produced By Peter Michael

  • Moments – Peter Michael Escovedo
  • Delo – Michael DeLorenzo
  • Sex Cymbal – Sheila E.
  • E-Street – Pete Escovedo Orchestra
  • Flying South – Pete Escovedo Orchestra
  • I Still Have My Joy – Revival Center Choir
  • Love To Give – Glide Memorial Ensemble
  • Joyce Cooling – Joyce Cooling
  • Be All I Can Be – Hype-C
  • London Style – Bill Summers
  • Cruise Control – Phil Klein
  • Gorillas In The Mix – Bernie Krause

Recordings

  • Barbra Streisand
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Joss Stone
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Kenny G
  • Santana
  • En Vogue
  • Gladys Knight
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Eric Burdon
  • Raphael Saadiq
  • Philipe Winn
  • Lionel Richie
  • The Four Tops
  • Debarge
  • James Ingram
  • George Michael
  • Ray Obiedo
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Pleasure
  • Deon Ferris
  • Dave Koz
  • Najee
  • Con-Funk-Shun
  • Taste Of Honey
  • J. Spencer
  • Israel Houghton
  • The Harlem Gospel Choir

Special Events

  • Stevie Wonder – Musical Director / Design Cure 2004
  • Twista – Musical Director / Tonight Show 2003
  • Nappy Roots – Musical Director / Tonight Show 2002
  • VH1 Awards – w/ Wayne Brady 2002
  • Playboy 50th Anniversary – Musical Director 2002
  • Miss America Pageant – w/ Wayne Brady, Produced opening and closing songs, 2002
  • Jewel – Musical Director / U.S. Tour 2001
  • Craig David – Musical Director / Soul Train 2001
  • Laura Pausini – Musical Director / Tonight Show 2001
  • Grammy Awards – w/ Christina Aguilera 2001
  • Alma Awards – w/ The Escovedo Family 2001
  • Latin Grammys – Pre-recording theme song and all additional music, 2000
  • Alma Awards – Musical Director, Composer of all music, 2000
  • MTV’s 10th Anniversary Special – w/ George Michael
  • MTV’s Christmas – w/ Mariah Carey
  • Alma Awards – Composing / Performance 1999
  • An Evening With Mariah – NBC 1 Hour Special
  • Grammys – w/ Brandy 1999
  • American Music Awards – w/ Lionel Richie
  • Metropolitan Opera – w/ Lionel Richie
  • Olympics Closing Ceremony – w/ Lionel Richie
  • Celebration Of Black History – w/ the Escovedo’s and Al Jarreau
  • Grammys- w/ Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight, 1995

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