Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Ensemble and the Grand Opening of his Art Gallery in the Empress Lounge
Wednesday, March 4 @ 7:30PM |
$15 Online / $20 Box Office / Phone
The Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Ensemble and the grand opening of his art gallery in the Empress Lounge begins on Wednesday March 4th and continues through March 28th. His son Peter Michael Escovedo will be joining his amazing ensemble in the lounge for an incredible musical experience on the first Wednesday in March. This is a month long dedication to “Pops” for his ongoing contribution to latin jazz and art enjoyed by fans all around the world! Come back every Wednesday in the month of March to hear other family members and close friends dedicate a night of music to Pete Escovedo and enjoy his Art Gallery in the lounge cafe, food off the taco truck, and groove to the sounds of all the fantastic musicians joining this month long celebration. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 28, for the big show featuring the E Family Band and many special guests on the Empress Theatre stage playing some serious latin grooves that will bring this celebration to a triumphant finale!
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 is known worldwide for his live performances, session work and solo albums.
As a young boy he would sit on the steps of nightclubs and watch musicians play. Music became his outlet. When he was 15 years old he began to also sketch and paint on wood or cardboard. Anything he could get his hands on, he would start to draw. Pete did not know that his love for music and art combined would change his life forever. And this is how it all began.
Peter Michael Escovedo
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.