THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER - Pete Escovedo, Legendary Percussionist
Legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo is a world-renowned artist who has helped to elevate Latin jazz while breaking down barriers among a wide variety of musical genres. He's known for his dynamic, soulful, and utterly unique live performances, solo albums, session work, and fine-art paintings. In his memoir, My Life in the Key of E, Escovedo describes the ups and downs of his extraordinary life and career, starting with his early years navigating family disconnection and poverty. He then artfully narrates his more than six decades as a devoted family-man nurturing his musical progeny, while he also chronicles key moments in his own ground breaking musical career. And along the way, he provides a fascinating depiction of his collaborative adventures with some of the very best in musical history.