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Paris Escovedo CD Release Tribute to Coke Escovedo
July 07, 2013
Sunday, July 7
Son to the legendary Thomas “Coke” Escovedo, Paris Escovedo, of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent was born with talent running through his veins. Paris Escovedo comes from a musical talented family. His roots stem from his father and the Escovedo Brothers Band. His father and his uncle Pete Escovedo played with Santana among other legendary artists and his cousin Shiela E. is also no stranger to the entertainment music world. Growing up in Oakland, California, Paris recalls as a child, when their parents were on tour that they would have friends and cousins at their house, including a young Sheila E., and they would imitate their parents by playing their instruments. They’d love to pretend they were artists on stage.
His first and most important musical influence is his father. He had the very unique opportunity to be present when his father would have rehearsals that included artists like Carlos Santana, Lou Rawls, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Herbert Hancock and Stevie Wonder. He also gives credit to Tito Puente, because he was the first to give him his own drum set when he was only five years of age.
Paris has been in the music business since a child and has toured as The Paris Escovedo Project, in the United States as well as overseas. The Paris Escovedo Project, a creation of Paris Escovedo, consists of a total of 10 members including him and is a completely seasoned professional band that complements each other.