Peter Michael Escovedo (born July 7, 1961) is an American percussionist and musical director. He is also known as Peter Michael Escovedo III.
Escovedo was born in Alameda County, California. Escovedo is a member of a musical family and is the son and namesake of percussionist Pete Escovedo, nephew of percussionist Coke Escovedo, brother of percussionist Juan Escovedo and percussonist Sheila Escovedo, known as Sheila E., cousin of drummer René Escovedo, and biological father of Nicole Richie.
Escovedo has worked as a musical director for television programs including the Wayne Brady Show and Martin Short Show and performers including Mos Def, Barry Manilow, Stevie Nicks, Justin Timberlake and Luther Vandross. He has toured with headliners including Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie and Tina Turner and has recorded with artists such as Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle and Kenny G.
ReferencesPeter Michael Escovedo - IMDb The Escovedo Family