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Pete Escovedo (born July 13, 1935) is a Mexican-American percussionist.
- …When I was a kid, I didn’t know what I was going to do. Even when I started playing music, I had no idea that I would get to this point in my professional life…
- On whether Escovedo knew he had staying power as a musician in “Pete Escovedo: Rhythms of Life” in Jazz Times (2017 Nov 23)
- That did it for me, the applause, the vibe…I said, “that’s it man, that’s what I want to do. Forget the art.”
- On switching to music after an apprenticeship at an advertising agency in “Still drumming at 82, Latin Jazz legend Pete Escovedo pens memoir” in East Bay Times (2017 Aug 27)
- Family is very important to me because my own family was so disruptive…Me and my brothers and sister were like ping pong balls, we didn’t know where we would end up.
- On his chaotic upbringing in “Still drumming at 82, Latin Jazz legend Pete Escovedo pens memoir” in East Bay Times (2017 Aug 27)
- If you can strum the guitar a little, hit the drums — it’s always fun and a good way to release tensions…You can have a hard day at work, pick up your instrument and just feel better. You also can appreciate why a performer is up on stage and see how they have spent their life learning their craft.
- On the benefits of being a musician in “Drummer Pete Escovedo will stick with what he knows at Thornton Winery” in The Press-Enterprise (2017 Jul 6)