SHEILA E.


BIO: Emmy & Grammy Nominee Sheila Escovedo picked up the drumsticks and started making music at the precocious age of three, while watching her legendary father, percussionist Pete Escovedo rehearse. Sheila delivered her first solo performance to a live audience two years later and has since established herself as one of the most talented percussionist/drummers and performers in the world. Best known to music fans as Sheila E., she became a top session and touring musician before the age of 20, performing and/or recording with George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Con Funk Shun and countless others. Later with Marvin Gaye on his final world tour, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, Babyface, Patti LaBelle, and Steve Nicks among others.In the 1980’s, Sheila’s friend Prince helped to catapult her to her own pop superstardom. Her obvious talent and hits like “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre,” plus her pivotal work on other Prince-related projects contributed to her international stardom. Particularly proud moments include her participation in the “We Are The World” session, and a memorable performance on the Oscars with virtuoso Placido Domingo.In recent years, she has served as musical director for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce’ Knowles, and Prince. Her producing and arranging talents have been showcased on the Latin Grammy Awards, Summer Olympics, WOW Awards, ALMA’s, and the Image Awards. Including becoming television’s first female musical director for Magic Johnson’s “The Magic Hour,” Sheila’s enthusiasm for “passing it on” to a new generation of players led her to design “ClassE” Custom Series for adults, and the “Sheila E.’s Player Series,” for children, both with TOCA distributed by Kaman Music. • Recently received a Doctorate of Music Degree from MI • Honored with a 2010 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Direction for “Fiesta Latina, A Performance at the White House” • Appeared for the 3rd consecutive time as featured drummer for Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band tours • Was a celebrity judge on Fox’s “The Next Great American Band” • Was the Grand Prize Winner of “Gone Country 3” on CMT • Recently released The E Family CD entitled “Now & Forever” with Father Pete Escovedo, and brothers Juan and Peter Michael Escovedo under her own label Stilettoflats Records. "Now & Forever" can be purchased through the E Family website at www.the-e-family.com and during ALL Prince shows at The Forum in Los Angeles. • Sheila is currently touring with The E Family and making special guest appearances with Prince during his "Welcome 2 America" tour Despite her commitment to, and the demands of making music, Sheila maintains a heavy involvement in charitable organizations as a philanthropist, with her passion as co-founder & chair of the Elevate Hope Foundation, focusing on the needs of victims of child abuse, by promoting music and arts education as an alternative form of therapy.

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Stern Grove Festival Announces Cancelation of 2020 Festival Stern Grove Festival Announces Cancelation of 2020 Festival
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2020

Stern Grove Festival Executive Director Bob Fiedler announced today the cancellation of the 83rd Stern Grove Festival due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the continued moratorium on large gatherings.... (more...)
CBS to Rebroadcast LET'S GO CRAZY: THE GRAMMY SALUTE TO PRINCE Tomorrow CBS to Rebroadcast LET'S GO CRAZY: THE GRAMMY SALUTE TO PRINCE Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - April 24, 2020

CBS, the Recording Academy® and AEG Ehrlich Ventures celebrate 38-time GRAMMY® nominee and seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince on the rebroadcast of LET'S GO CRAZY: THE GRAMMY SALUTE TO PRINCE, Saturday, April 25 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming on CBS All Access. ... (more...)
Photo Flash: Get a First Look at 'Let's Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute To Prince' Photo Flash: Get a First Look at 'Let's Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute To Prince'
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2020

The Recording Academy®, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will celebrate 38-time GRAMMY® nominee and seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince with a special broadcast of 'Let's Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute To Prince'. The tribute concert is hosted by comedian Maya Rudolph, who will also perform with her Prince cov... (more...)
CBS to Air LET'S GO CRAZY: THE GRAMMY SALUTE TO PRINCE on April 21 CBS to Air LET'S GO CRAZY: THE GRAMMY SALUTE TO PRINCE on April 21
by TV News Desk - March 25, 2020

The Recording Academy®, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will celebrate 38-time GRAMMY® nominee and seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince with a special broadcast of 'Let's Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute To Prince' to be broadcast Tuesday, April 21 (9:00a?"11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and stream... (more...)
Composer Joe Wong Announces Debut Album NITE CREATURES Composer Joe Wong Announces Debut Album NITE CREATURES
by TV News Desk - February 24, 2020

Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, podcast host (The Trap Set) and composer Joe Wong (“Master of None”, “Russian Doll”, “The Midnight Gospel”, “Ugly Delicious”, “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” and more…) has just announced Nite Creatures, his full-length solo debut, due out May 15, 2020 via a ... (more...)
Boston Calling Announces Single Day Tickets Boston Calling Announces Single Day Tickets
by TV News Desk - February 06, 2020

On the heels of its exciting 2020 lineup announcement, Boston Calling announces the availability and onsale of Single Day tickets for this year's festival, taking place at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, MA on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22 – May 24, 2020. Single Day tickets are available for... (more...)
Rage Against The Machine Joins Boston Calling Lineup Rage Against The Machine Joins Boston Calling Lineup
by TV News Desk - January 28, 2020

Adding to the excitement of its previously announced headliners, Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Boston Calling rolls out news today that recently reunited rock icons, Rage Against The Machine, will also headline its 2020 festival in what will be the band's only scheduled performance in the ... (more...)
Final Round Of Performers Added To 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards Lineup Final Round Of Performers Added To 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards Lineup
by TV News Desk - January 24, 2020

The Recording Academy® has confirmed the final slate of performers for the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Previously announced Gary Clark Jr., will be joined by The Roots to perform Clark's GRAMMY-nominated song 'This Land.' Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trombone Shorty will unite to honor those we h... (more...)
Light Beams Announce Debut Full-Length SELF HELP
by TV News Desk - January 15, 2020

Problem: Traditional 'rock' groups try to generate excitement at live shows with loud guitars -- but, after 70 years dominating popular music, the guitar era is over and its graying progenitors, fussing about with their boutique amplifiers and eensie pedals, are in aesthetic crisis. Meanwhile, hip-h... (more...)
Prince to Receive Grammy Tribute Featuring Alicia Keys, Beck, Foo Fighters, & More! Prince to Receive Grammy Tribute Featuring Alicia Keys, Beck, Foo Fighters, & More!
by TV News Desk - January 09, 2020

Just two days after the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards®, the Recording Academy®, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will celebrate the unparalleled career of 38-time GRAMMY® nominee and seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince by presenting 'Let's Go Crazy: The GRAMMY® Salute to Prince.' The live concert taping will be... (more...)
Wanda Sykes Hosts 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards Wanda Sykes Hosts 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards
by TV News Desk - January 08, 2020

The 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting and inspirational night recognizing African-American achievements and contributions, world premieres Sunday, January 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET on Bounce.... (more...)
Bobby Bare Releases New Song 'Snowflake In The Wind' Bobby Bare Releases New Song 'Snowflake In The Wind'
by TV News Desk - December 13, 2019

Legendary country music artist, Bobby Bare, has released a brand new song “Snowflake In The Wind.” Keeping with the traditions of the genre, Bare tells the story of heartbreak and trying to find his way after a loss, “drifting like a snowflake in the wind.” Throughout the song, Bare contemplates mov... (more...)
Manoa Valley Theatre Announces One Night Only With Rolando Sanchez Manoa Valley Theatre Announces One Night Only With Rolando Sanchez
by TV News Desk - November 18, 2019

Manoa Valley Theatre is pleased to announce a very special one-night engagement with the legendary Rolando Sanchez, performing live on-stage Monday, November 25th in its very intimate theatre. Audiences will be thrilled by the Latin beats that have made him one of Honolulu's most popular entertainer... (more...)
Sam Moore To Perform With Garth Brooks On 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends' Sam Moore To Perform With Garth Brooks On 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends'
by TV News Desk - October 17, 2019

Sam Moore and Dave Prater – the groundbreaking duo, Sam & Dave, who brought their gospel roots to Soul music, were one of the primary chart stars at the Stax and Atlantic labels in the '60s. Bringing the passion of call and response to their wailing soul side, the duo were honored by The Recording A... (more...)
Jimmy Bowen Inducted Into Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame Jimmy Bowen Inducted Into Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame
by TV News Desk - October 14, 2019

Seasoned music artist Jimmy Bowen was recently recognized by the National Traditional Country Music Association and inducted into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame for his significant contributions of preservation, promotion and performance of traditional Country music locally, nationally and ... (more...)
Photo Flash: Eva Longoria, Nicole Scherzinger, Will Arnett, and More Attend the Annual Summer Spectacular to Benefit the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention Photo Flash: Eva Longoria, Nicole Scherzinger, Will Arnett, and More Attend the Annual Summer Spectacular to Benefit the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2019

The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention celebrated its highly anticipated Summer Spectacular on Saturday, September 21st. The invitation-only gala marked the 14th year of the foundation. The foundation and its signature Brent's Club program seek to build strong educational and social commun... (more...)
Rosie Perez To Be Honored with The Latinavator Award Rosie Perez To Be Honored with The Latinavator Award
by TV News Desk - September 04, 2019

NGL Collective, the leading independent Latinx media and entertainment company co-founded by actor, John Leguizamo, today announced that Rosie Perez will be honored with the Latinavator Award at the 10th Anniversary Hispanicize event during a luncheon held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at The InterC... (more...)
PBS to Air GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS PBS to Air GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS
by TV News Desk - August 27, 2019

In collaboration with PBS' 'Great Performances' series, the Recording Academy presents 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,' the fourth annual all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for the Academy's 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients. Recorded in May at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre, the event... (more...)
Nate Mercereau Debuts RIGHTEOUS ENERGY Video Today Nate Mercereau Debuts RIGHTEOUS ENERGY Video Today
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2019

Rising multi-instrumental virtuoso, songwriter and producer Nate Mercereau unveils the video for “Righteous Energy” today via Mxdwn. Watch the video, directed by Venezuela-born, Portugal-based filmmaker and scientist Maria Costanza Pereira,here. “Righteous Energy” is taken from Mercereau's recently ... (more...)
Nate Mercereau's Debut Album 'Joy Techniques' is Out Today Nate Mercereau's Debut Album 'Joy Techniques' is Out Today
by TV News Desk - July 12, 2019

Rising multi-instrumental virtuoso, songwriter and producer Nate Mercereau's debut album Joy Techniques is out today on Mercereau's own How So Records. Get it here.... (more...)
Nate Mercereau's Video For THIS SIMULATION IS A GOOD ONE Debuts On Jazziz Nate Mercereau's Video For THIS SIMULATION IS A GOOD ONE Debuts On Jazziz
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2019

Rising artist Nate Mercereau debuts the Haoyan of America-directed video for 'This Simulation Is A Good One' on Jazziz today. The track is taken from Joy Techniques, the first full-length from the composer, producer and virtuosic multi-instrumentalist, out July 12 on his own label How So Records.... (more...)
Lizzo, Jay Z Producer Nate Mercereau Debuts THIS SIMULATION IS A GOOD ONE Lizzo, Jay Z Producer Nate Mercereau Debuts THIS SIMULATION IS A GOOD ONE
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2019

Rising artist Nate Mercereau unveils the lead track from his forthcoming debut album today, “This Simulation Is A Good One.” Listen here.Joy Techniques, the first full-length from the composer, producer and virtuosic multi-instrumentalist, is out July 12 on his own labelHow So Records.... (more...)
Nate Mercereau Debuts JOY TECHNIQUES Video, Debut Album Out 7/12 Nate Mercereau Debuts JOY TECHNIQUES Video, Debut Album Out 7/12
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2019

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Nate Mercereau unveils the video for  “Joy Techniques” today via Flaunt; watch the Miko Revereza-directed clip here. The song, which features Terrace Martin on saxophone, is the title track from Mercereau's debut album, due out July 12 on his own label ... (more...)
T. Graham Brown and Wife Sheila Brown To Be Crowned Bell Buckle, Tennessee's 2019 RC Cola and Moon Pie King and Queen T. Graham Brown and Wife Sheila Brown To Be Crowned Bell Buckle, Tennessee's 2019 RC Cola and Moon Pie King and Queen
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

Little town, BIG announcement! The Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that award winning Nashville music icon T. Graham Brown and his amazing wife, Sheila Brown, will serve as this year's RC Cola and MoonPie King and Queen!... (more...)
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Announces 2019 Season Lineup Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Announces 2019 Season Lineup
by TV News Desk - April 23, 2019

City Parks Foundation is thrilled to announce the 2019 season of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage, New York City's largest free outdoor performing arts festival, bringing nearly 100 free and benefit shows to Central Park and 17 neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs. This year'... (more...)