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Pete Escovedo Orchestra Biography
Peter "Pete" Michael Escovedo (born 13 July 1935 in Pittsburg, California is a Mexican-American musician percussionist.
With his two brothers, Pete formed Escovedo Bros Latin Jazz Sextet, before Santana hired Pete and Coke Escovedo for his group. He led the 14-24 piece Latin Big band Azteca.
Father to musician Sheila Escovedo, aka Sheila E., and Peter Michael Escovedo (Wayne Brady Show Band Leader) and brother to fellow recording artists Alejandro Escovedo, Coke Escovedo, Javier Escovedo, Bobby Escovedo and Mario Escovedo (The Dragons). He is the biological grandfather of Nicole Richie, daughter of son Peter Michael Escovedo.
Long well-known in the regional San Francisco Bay Area music scene for several decades, in 2002 Pete Escovedo made a notable national television appearance on the "By the Hand of the Father" episode of the PBS Austin City Limits program.