Sunday, July 7, 2013

Pete Escovedo's 78th Birthday Celebration - Yoshi's Oakland

Legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo returns home to the Bay Area pretty often. This time it's extra special. Pete will celebrate his 78th birthday, and a career that spans six decades, with a three-day run ad Oakland's Yoshi's Jazz Club in Jack London Square.

Pete Escovedo at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2012
The dates are Friday through Sunday, July 12-14, with two shows nightly. Expect quite a few of the family members to be on hand, but Pete has something special in mind for this gig.

In 1972, following a stint with Santana, Pete and his brother Coke Escovedo founded the Latin Rock/Jazz Fusion band Azteca. Onstage, the size of Azteca ranged from 15-25 members. They toured extensively and recorded two albums for Columbia before disbanding in 1973. Azteca was also the beginning of the professional music career of Pete's daughter Sheila.

Pete is bringing the music of Azteca 2013 to Yoshi's for a series of shows that promises to be spectacular. For tickets and additional information, Contact Yoshi's box office.

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