This Sunday (Oct. 7), we have a special guest appearing at The WAVE’s Summer Sundays at Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites for an exclusive CD release party. Latin jazz pioneer Pete Escovedo will be launching his brand new recording Pete Escovedo: Live At Stern Grove as well as performing for the audience!
The album is a live recording from the performance at Stern Grove in San Francisco, which features his children Juan, Peter Michael and Sheila E., as well as a few special friends like Dave Koz.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Pete about his new album and performing this Sunday at the Bonaventure. Plus, we spoke to him about his life, family, career stemming from his early days in the Bay area and much more. Listen to segments of the interview below!
For complete event details on The WAVE’s Summer Sundays featuring Pete Escovedo, click here.
Part 1: Pete talks about his new live release
With the limited number of live releases being made these days by artists mainly because many have home studios, Pete explains why he choose to do a live album.
“That’s the thing that we got, it’s just so exciting,” explains Pete. “The people that come to see you generally come because they want to see you and they want to hear you play. We have a great fan base in the Bay area ’cause you know we’re all from there.”