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Sheila E

8500 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, California 90048

United States

Company Description

In 1983, Sheila caught the attention of Prince and changed her name to "Sheila E.," and Prince helped her record her first solo album, "The Glamorous Life. The first single from the album, "The Glamorous Life," written, performed, and directed by Sheila E ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

QG ENTERPRISE

Musician

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society

Musical Director for Performance

President Obama

Affiliations

Co-Founder
Elevate Hope Foundation

Founder
Escovedo Bros Latin Jazz Sextet

Founder
The Next Great American Band.\

Regular Member
Ringo Starr

Education

Doctorate of Music Degree

MI

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Sheila Escovedo (stage name, Sheila E.) is a Grammy Nominated singer-songwriter, drummer, and percussionist. She is best known for her work with Prince, George Duke and Ringo Starr. Sheila was born in Oakland, CA and is the daughter percussionist Pete Escovedo (with whom she frequently performs with). Sheila met Price at a concert while performing with her father in 1978. Price took Sheila under his wing and she recorded and toured with him.
She scored her first hit, "The Glamorous Life" in 1984, reaching number 7 on the US charts. Her second hit, "A Love Bizarre", was recorded in 1985. In 2001 she and her manager Lynn Mabry, co-founded the Elevate Hope Foundation for abused children. The foundation provides abused and abandoned children with an alternative method of therapy through music and the arts.
Sheila toured with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band in 2001, 2003, and again 2006.
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Sheila E. is credited with introducing Rob to Ringo, and Rob has been Ringo's personal photographer ever since.
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In 2009 Sheila performed for President and Mrs. Obama on the South Lawn of the White House.
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Sheila frequently tours and records with "The E Family" consisting of her father Pete, and brothers Juan and Peter Michael.


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Sheila Escovedo was born into a musical family. The eldest child of Pete and Juanita Escovedo (she has two brothers, Juan and Peter Michael, and one sister, Zina), she started playing with the family instruments at the age of 3.

Sheila was obviously influenced by her father Latin jazz legend and timbalero Pete Escovedo (then band leader of the influential band Azteca) while watching him rehearse.
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At that moment, Sheila knew exactly what she wanted to do: she was going to be a percussionist.
From age 17, Sheila has recorded and toured extensively with renowned artists such as Babyface, Billy Cobham, Natalie Cole, George Duke, Pete Escovedo, Gloria Estefan, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Nicks, Patti LaBelle, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Ringo Starr, Tito Puente, Don Was, Stevie Wonder and countless others, but to name a few.
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In 1983, Sheila caught the attention of Prince and changed her name to "Sheila E.," and Prince helped her record her first solo album, "The Glamorous Life. The first single from the album, "The Glamorous Life," written, performed, and directed by Sheila E., was released in the spring of 1984 and earned popular and critical acclaim. This single went on to receive multiple Grammy and American Music Award nominations, and won MTV's Best Video Award. "The Glamorous Life" yielded a hit single in the title track, and another hit for its follow-up single, "The Belle of St. Mark."
After three months of sold out performances in Europe and the United States, Sheila began touring as the opening act for Prince's 1984-85 sold out Purple Rain Tour, all while composing her follow-up album, "Romance 1600. Released in August of 1985, "Romance 1600" raced up the charts with its mega-single "A Love Bizarre.
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In 1986, Sheila made her acting debut in the motion picture "Krush Groove," and contributed the song "Holly Rock" to its soundtrack. Soon after, she released her third album entitled "Sheila E.," which included yet another smash single, "Hold Me," which went to #1 on Billboard's chart and had a fast-growing international reputation. Instead of touring to support her own album, however, Sheila joined Prince's band, playing drums and percussion, for his European tour supporting his album "Sign o' the Times," a tour that Rolling Stone Magazine readers rated as the 15th best tour in music history. Showing her strong family roots and love for Latin jazz, she joined her father, Pete, and fellow Latin jazz legend, the great Tito Puente, on a special concert which deviated from the pop and funk music she had become popular playing. Later released on video and CD as "Latina Familia," the performance showcased her skills as a virtuoso musician. In 1988 and 1989, Sheila toured again with Prince on his "Lovesexy" World Tour, playing drums and percussion.
In the following year, she appeared in the Andrew Dice Clay comedy "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" and in 1991, released her fourth CD, "Sex Cymbal.
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In 1998, Sheila became the first female bandleader on late night television on Magic Johnson's variety show "The Magic Hour," and she co-wrote and co-produced the late night show's theme song.
Sheila has played on countless albums, including the soundtrack to "Prince of Egypt," featuring Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, successful Japanese artist Namie Amuro (whom she also toured with in 1996 and 2002) and Gloria Estefan's hugely successful "Mi Tierra."
Among her other notable appearances, Sheila performed at the 35th Annual Academy Awards with the incomparable Placido Domingo, the 1996 Summer Olympics and was featured in the "all girl" Grammy production opening number featuring Ellen DeGeneres.
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In 2004 Sheila joined Prince on the "Musicology" tour, which was seen by 1.5 million people. She also performed "The Glamorous Life" at the 7th Annual VH1 Divas, a benefit concert for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation that was televised worldwide, and appeared on the TBN network show "Praise The Lord" that received the highest ratings of the season. In 2005 Sheila was a Featured Artist and Musical Director for her first gospel tour "Sisters In The Spirit" featuring Yolanda Adams, Martha Munizzi, Kelly Price, Juanita Bynum and RiZen.
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In the summer of 2006 Sheila returned for the third time and toured in concert with the legendary Ringo Starr.
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In 2006 Sheila founded her all girl group C.O.E.D. (Chronicles Of Every Diva) featuring Sheila E., Rhonda Smith, Kat Dyson, and Cassandra O'Neal, who went on their highly acclaimed first European tour in March 2007 with special guest Dutch sax player Candy Dulfer.
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In 2007, Sheila was chosen as one of the celebrity judges for American Idol Spin-Off "The Next Great American Band."
Founder and president of HEAVEN PRODUCTIONS MUSIC, a music production company, Sheila and company has been hired to direct and arrange music for the ALMA Awards (1998 & 1999), The 1998 WoW Awards, 1998 Gospel Music Association's annual event, and the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. She co-hosted ABC's Countdown To the American Music Awards with Wayne Brady, hosted 10 episodes of VH1's Arsenio Jams, and appeared as a celebrity judge for NBCs Americas Most Talented Kids Finals. In 2003 she wrote, recorded and taped a montage for the World Series in Baseball.
Currently, Sheila, a philanthropist, continues to devote her talents and time to the Elevate Hope Foundation (EHF), a charitable organization (which she is co-founder and co-chair) that assists the needs of abused and abandoned children through music therapy. Despite the demands of her commitment to making music, she maintains a heavy involvement in the organization. "There are so many kids who need our help," she says, "And we're trying to help them get their lives together by building their confidence through music and the arts. It's just another way for me to do God's will, another reason for living. I believe we are here to help people in this lifetime. We must give something of ourselves to truly live. Sheila E. and EHF have presented countless events to raise money for the foundation.
Besides her charitable work through the Elevate Hope Foundation, Sheila performed on USA For Africa's "We Are the World," for African famine relief. She contributed her rendition of "Mary Had A Little Lamb" to the Pediatric Aids Foundation with 6 million CDs and videos sold worldwide for the project "For Our Children.
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Most recently, Sheila E. participated in the third season of CMT's hit show, "Gone Country.
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Sheila E. was the Grand Prize Winner of the third season and has gone on to release her first country single & video for her song, "Glorious Train."
Sheila E. is indeed a multi-faceted drummer, percussionist, vocalist, songwriter, performer, arranger, producer, composer, instrumentalist and humanitarian. Her gifts have brought joy on the world and have made her one of today's brightest talents, and she continues to be one of our most treasured stars.


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Sheila E. is set to take the stage at Inside Jazz Note Annual Benefit on Thursday, May 14th at 7:30 P.M. at the Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University.
sheila e. Designed for high school and college-level musicians and their instructors, the Inside the Jazz Note day session is an interactive afternoon of music performance, stories and Q&A led by Christian McBride with special guest Sheila E. and Jazz House Kids teaching artists.
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Beginning at 7:30 pm, Jazz House Kids will open the theater to the general public for its Inside the Jazz Note Annual Benefit, also with host Christian McBride and special guest Sheila E. The music giants will perform together and share intimate details of their illustrious careers, star-studded collaborations and early years.
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by Sheila E. in Appearances, Music Education, Performances Comments: 0
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STG's signature youth music program, More Music @ The Moore celebrates its 14th year, with international superstar Sheila E. The program is for one night only, on Friday, May 8th, at the Historic Moore Theatre.
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Any time I can give back to the future of music, I'm there," says Sheila E.
This year's More Music @ The Moore program features singer/songwriters, cellists,Hip Hop, Hard Rock, Tongan & Samoan artists and of course, a drum line for Sheila E. to take to task, and many more.
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by Sheila E. in Performances Comments: 0
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Did this little boy belong to the party of Sheila Escovedo?
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Sheila E., Belgium performance, media attention
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Sheila E. to Open The E Spot Lounge
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The new E Spot Lounge will celebrate its Grand Opening on Friday, January 30 , Saturday, January 31, and Sunday, February 1, 2015 starring Sheila E. The concerts on Friday and Saturday begin at 8:00 p.m. On Sunday afternoon Sheila E. will be hanging out and watching the Super Bowl with fans around 3:00 p.m. The brand new lounge occupies the space formerly known as Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, CA and is located at 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. On Friday and Saturday, Sheila E. will perform songs from her recent album titled "Icon" as well as hit songs from her previous releases.
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Sheila E. Announces Birthday Performance at Conga Room by Sheila E. in Appearances, Performances Comments: 0
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by Sheila E. in Awards, Philanthropy Comments: 0
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As a kid, Sheila E. loved watching clips of Sammy Davis Jr.
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It's odd Sheila E. marveled at the talents of a 5 year old when she made her stage debut at that same age.
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by Sheila E. in Beat of My Own Drum, Icon, Interview Comments: 0
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Sheila E., born Sheila Escovedo in 1957, picked up the drumsticks and started making music at the precocious age of three, inspired by her legendary father, percussionist Pete Escovedo.
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Having endured sexual abuse as a child, Sheila credits her parents, music, and God with giving her the will to carry on and to build a lasting legacy.
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Sheila E. and her band live tonight in Raleigh North Carolina. see you there


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Sheila E. performed the song "River God" that night
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I saw Sheila on an interview quite some time ago. She said how she didn't regret any of her past as it brought her to where she was with Jesus (my paraphrase). I'd like to thank her for that. I went through some tough times several years ago and remembering her words brought me strength when many in the church had turned their backs on me. I guess I deserved their reaction as I chose some nasty chemicals over the Lord for a while. Christ sent just the right people into my life at that time to help get me through it. Today I have a life I could have never imagined in Vancouver, BC. Jesus is everywhere I turn. I have a stunning wife and wonderful step daughter that only our Lord could have coupled me with. I'd like to thank Sheila for her words and the resulting impact they had in my life. She was a breath of hope that came to me when I needed it the most. There are probably many thousands more she has helped that she will never know about. Please convey my highest respect and most sincere regards.
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SheilaEDrummer on Instagram Sheila E. and her band live tonight in Raleigh North Carolina. see you there


Sheila E. News and Announcements | The Official Sheila E. Website

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by Sheila E. in Appearances, Interview, Music Education, Performances, Philanthropy Comments: 0

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Sheila E. is set to take the stage at Inside Jazz Note Annual Benefit on Thursday, May 14th at 7:30 P.M. at the Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University.
sheila e. Designed for high school and college-level musicians and their instructors, the Inside the Jazz Note day session is an interactive afternoon of music performance, stories and Q&A led by Christian McBride with special guest Sheila E. and Jazz House Kids teaching artists.
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Beginning at 7:30 pm, Jazz House Kids will open the theater to the general public for its Inside the Jazz Note Annual Benefit, also with host Christian McBride and special guest Sheila E. The music giants will perform together and share intimate details of their illustrious careers, star-studded collaborations and early years.
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by Sheila E. in Appearances, Music Education, Performances Comments: 0
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STG's signature youth music program, More Music @ The Moore celebrates its 14th year, with international superstar Sheila E. The program is for one night only, on Friday, May 8th, at the Historic Moore Theatre.
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Any time I can give back to the future of music, I'm there," says Sheila E.
This year's More Music @ The Moore program features singer/songwriters, cellists,Hip Hop, Hard Rock, Tongan & Samoan artists and of course, a drum line for Sheila E. to take to task, and many more.
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by Sheila E. in Performances Comments: 0
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Did this little boy belong to the party of Sheila Escovedo? This was too damn well to be improvised! It was hard for me to convince the press that it was only the idea, the dream to be given the opportunity to a very young man to take part in the show of the biggest female "Icon" in percussion and drumming. And this remarkable women accepted the risk of a spoiler and called JC on stage after he managed to persuade her by a box of Belgian quality chocolates and this text:
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Sheila E., Belgium performance, media attention
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Sheila E. to Open The E Spot Lounge
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by Sheila E. in The E Spot Lounge Comments: 0
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The new E Spot Lounge will celebrate its Grand Opening on Friday, January 30 , Saturday, January 31, and Sunday, February 1, 2015 starring Sheila E. The concerts on Friday and Saturday begin at 8:00 p.m. On Sunday afternoon Sheila E. will be hanging out and watching the Super Bowl with fans around 3:00 p.m. The brand new lounge occupies the space formerly known as Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, CA and is located at 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. On Friday and Saturday, Sheila E. will perform songs from her recent album titled "Icon" as well as hit songs from her previous releases.
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by Sheila E. in Appearances, Beat of My Own Drum, Interview Comments: 0
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Sheila E. Announces Birthday Performance at Conga Room by Sheila E. in Appearances, Performances Comments: 0
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Sheila E., Birthday, Conga Room
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by Sheila E. in Uncategorized Comments: 0
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by Sheila E. in Awards, Philanthropy Comments: 0
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by Sheila E. in Appearances, Beat of My Own Drum, Icon, Interview, Performances Comments: 0
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As a kid, Sheila E. loved watching clips of Sammy Davis Jr.
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It's odd Sheila E. marveled at the talents of a 5 year old when she made her stage debut at that same age.
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by Sheila E. in Beat of My Own Drum, Icon, Interview Comments: 0
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Sheila E., born Sheila Escovedo in 1957, picked up the drumsticks and started making music at the precocious age of three, inspired by her legendary father, percussionist Pete Escovedo.
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Having endured sexual abuse as a child, Sheila credits her parents, music, and God with giving her the will to carry on and to build a lasting legacy.
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Sheila E. and her band live tonight in Raleigh North Carolina. see you there

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