The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes 2018 Grammy-nominated legendary Latin percussionist, Pete Escovedo for two nights. Band members: Pete Escovedo (timbales), Juan Escovedo (congas), Peter Michael Escovedo (drums), Bob Crawford (piano), Gary Brown (bass), Joel Bherman (trombone), Kerry Loeshen (trombone), Mike McGuffey (trombone), Justo Almario (flute, tenor sax and alto), and special guest Leah Tysee (vocals). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm each night.
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.
Pete Escovedo has recorded 9 acclaimed solo albums, 2 albums with his daughter Sheila E., and the Latina Familia live album with Sheila E. and Tito Puente. His 2018 Grammy-nominated release Back to the Bay celebrates the music scene in the Bay Area from Pete's first gig at the California Hotel's Gold Room in 1953 to the diverse blend of music which had emerged by the '70s and is now known as the Bay Area Sound.
"With this new project, I wanted to reach back and taste all those wonderful flavors of music that sadly aren't as common as they used to be." - Pete Escovedo.