Pete Escovedo

Widely recognized for breaking down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music, this legendary jazz percussionist's name has been synonymous with Latin music for half a century. The Oakland native has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including Santana, Herbie Hancock and Tito Puente. His acclaimed catalogue of recordings includes six solo albums on Concord Records, one album on EsGo Records, and two albums on Fantasy Records with his daughter Sheila E.

Home Base: San Francisco