“Pete Escovedo Day” Celebration | Oakland
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Latham Square | Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
On Thursday, October 17, Mayor Libby Schaaf will proclaim “Pete Escovedo Day” in the City of Oakland. The proclamation will be given out during the 3rd Thursday at Latham Square event, a family friendly concert series that runs every Thursday from May until October. This event series is sponsored by Oakland Central.
- 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm – Opening Performance – The Jamming Nachos
- 6 pm – 7:30 pm – Pete Escovedo and his Latin Jazz Orchestra performance
- 6:45 pm – Mayoral Proclamation by Libby Schaaf
The event will celebrate the life and art of 84 year-old Pete Escovedo, an Oakland-raised musician who currently resides in Los Angeles. In addition to being a world-renowned musician, Escovedo is also an accomplished painter and recently published his memoir, My Life In The Key of E. He is also the father to Grammy nominated musician, Shelia E and raised a family of notable musicians in the Oakland community. Mr. E, as he is often called, toured with Santana from 1967-1970 and has shared the stage with such notables as Herbie Hancock, Woody Herman, Cal Tjader, and Tito Puente, among many others.
Escovedo will be joined by his 10-piece Latin Jazz Orchestra and will play a 90-minute live music set from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.