Sales of new Concert DVD to Benefit Elevate Hope Foundation
Support the Elevate Hope Foundation by purchasing the new concert DVD: Sheila E. Summer Tour 2012 – LIVE in Lugano, Switzerland. $1 from the sale of each DVD will go to the Elevate Hope Foundation on all purchases made from now until Christmas Day. Happy Holidays, and Give the Gift of Music!
Sheila E. Releases Summer Tour 2012 - LIVE from Lugano, Switzerland DVD
Something happened to tens of thousands of concertgoers in the Summer and Fall of 2012 and millions of more television and internet users worldwide. For many it was expected, for some it caught them totally unaware. It was an event that reached ticket holders as far as Enghein, France, London, England, Bonn Germany, and Emmens and Zoetermeter Holland. It continued Stateside in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, New York City, Washington D. C., Philadelphia, San Antonio, Miami, Kansas City, Missouri, and Greensboro North Carolina. To fans it was a reminder of something they already knew, but for others, let's call them fortunate, it was something of music lore, which they heard of but had never seen.
Sheila Escovedo, aka. "Sheila E.", decided in January of 2012 to actively resume, and pursue, her passion for performance as a solo artist. During the last decade, her world-renowned talents as a percussionist, drummer, writer, producer, and philanthropist had been put to use by the industry that she has dedicated her life to. From development of her own music label, music direction for a Presidential event which lead to an Emmy Nomination, performance contributions to popular performers, appearances on television, activism for the arts, participation in film production, and promises kept in her fight against child abuse, Sheila Escovedo had achieved what many would view as a career extraordinaire. But where success prevails, passions persist. And for the person known as "Sheila E." passion for performance, creativity, and music could not be contained.
Sheila E. Summer Tour 2012 - RAW and REAL - LIVE in Lugano, Switzerland
1. Samba Funk
3. The Belle of St. Mark
5. Leader of the Band
6. That's Why I Love You
7. Nothing Without You
8. All Around
10. Drum Solo
11. Love Bizarre
12. Glamorous Life
Sheila E. will be a Celebrity Guest in the 2012 Battle of the High School Marching Bands DRUM OFF on Saturday, October 27 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Admission is $10. Starts at 5 PM, doors open at 3:30 PM. The winner will take home $5,000 for their school's music department! Help save the music in our schools!
Sheila E One of the Ambassadors for 'Give Fans the Credit'
Recording Academy Makes Digital Liner Notes Push
Source: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK August 23, 2012, 11:59 am ET
NEW YORK (AP) — As liner notes get scarce in the digital age, the Recording Academy wants fans to still be able to find out who the people are behind their favorite hit.
So the Academy announced Thursday that it will launch the "Give Fans the Credit" campaign, which plans to give music listeners more information on the people behind the creation of a song, aside from the song's main performer.
Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement that music fans are getting less information on songs today because of digital platforms, which tend to only offer a song's title and performer. But the Academy wants be sure fans are getting liner notes for albums, and that songwriters, non-featured performers, producers and engineers are highlighted for their work.
"We can watch movies online with the credits included, and the same should be true for digitally released recordings," Portnow's statement reads. "If music devices can access millions of tracks in the cloud, we're confident we can find a way to acknowledge those who created the tracks here on earth."
The initiative will feature "honorary ambassadors" who will help facilitate the discussion, including T Bone Burnett, music producer RedOne, Jimmy Jam, Sheila E, songwriter Lamont Dozier and producer Don Was. The Academy's news release said the ambassadors plan to meet with digital music outlets "to brainstorm ways to deliver more robust crediting information on digital music platforms."
Sign grammy.com Petition - Digital Music Services Should Tell Fans Who Made the Music
Ever listen to music on your player and wonder who wrote, produced and played on the tracks? Well we have! We love our digital players and online music services, but we want to know more than just the song title and artist name. With CDs, we had liner notes and we could discover more about who created the music we enjoy. The digital world should give us more, not less, information.
True music fans want to be able to access all of the information about our favorite music online, and we believe digital music services should include credits for the songwriters, musicians, producers and engineers on the screen, just as they do for the artist and song. Let's give both music fans and creators the credit they deserve.
Pete Escovedo's 77th Birthay Celebration at Spaghettini Italian Grill & Jazz Club
Come celebrate Pete Escovedo's 77th Birthday with Music and Art - Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra with Juan and Peter Michael Escovedo - Spaghettini Italian Grill & Jazz Club - Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27, 2012.
Smooth Jazz Summer Nights Celebrates Women in Music on the Delaware River Waterfront
Each Concert Followed by Fireworks Display in Penn's Landing Marina
Sheila Escovedo, a.k.a. Sheila E., will turn up the heat on the waterfront RiverStage with her explosive percussion performance on the Friday, August 31st finale of the series. Sheila E., the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo and the goddaughter of the late Tito Puente, has collaborated and performed with industry giants such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Billy Cobham, Cecilia Cruz, Miles Davis, Gloria Estefan, Patti Labelle, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, and Ringo Starr. Some of Shelia's most notable works were with Prince, including the '80s classics "The Glamorous Life" and "A Love Bizarre". Sheila further expanded her musical talents as a writer and musician while performing with Prince on many of his recordings and was the musical director for his band, New Power Generation. This year, Sheila collaborated with Hans Zimmer on music for the upcoming film Madagascar 3 and the music production for the 2012 Academy Awards show.
Sheila E. and The E Family Announce "DO WHAT IT DO" On-line Contest
Sheila E. and The E family want to see how you let it, "DO WHAT IT DO."
Download the E Family's new hit single "DO WHAT IT DO" and show us how it makes you move!
Submit a minimum 1 minute sneak peek video and you could be the GRAND PRIZE WINNER of a new I-PAD 3!
"DO WHAT IT DO" Contest will officially launch on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 and run through 12 midnight on Thursday May 31, 2012. Fans will vote for the top 3 videos and The E Family will choose the Grand Prize Winner.
Don't wait! Start practicing your best moves and get ready to "DO WHAT IT DO!" May 1st is just around the corner!
Sheila E. Participating in International Jazz Day - Monday, April 30
Sheila E. will be participating in "International Jazz Day" at the United Nations in New York on Monday, April 30. Live Video Broadcasts of performances will be able to be viewed online at The Jazz Day website at 7:30 PM EST Monday evening.
Sheila E. on Dancing with the Stars
Sheila was featured with "Macy's Stars Of Dance" on the April 17th DANCING WITH THE STARS results show.
Sheila E. to Headline 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival
The 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival is just around the corner! This landmark event continues its rich tradition of featuring the biggest names in jazz, along with future jazz headliners delivering an exciting mix of everything from standards and blues to Latin beats and world fusion.
While the Jacksons, Sylvers and Debarge define family singing groups, the Escovedos are something else; a family that learned how to stay together by playing together. Even before Sheila E. garnered international celebrity for 80's mega hits The Glamorous Life and A Love Bizarre, her father, brothers and extended family were acclaimed musicians, with associations ranging from Santana to Tito Puente, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
Of course, Sheila remains the family's shining star, whose partnership with Prince on songs like A Love Bizarre and Erotic City produced plenty of heat on stage and off. But her rise to the top as a lovely Latina with serious musical chops came with a cost, including serious health issues, and a childhood trauma which would shadow her direction in decades to come. On this episode of Unsung, Sheila, her father, and her talented siblings come together to trace the remarkable journey of Oakland's musical first family.
Global Green USA's 9th Annual Pre-Oscar Party
Exclusive musical performance by Sheila E.
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Avalon Hollywood
Global Green's Annual Pre-Oscar Party is THE green event of Oscar Week. 1,500 guests including celebrities, eco-luminaries and entertainment press from around the world come to hear the latest green messages from some of Hollywood's biggest stars. The evening culminates with stellar music performances by headline performing talent.
Attendees to the Pre-Oscar party include Hollywood's elite activists, actors and musicians, industry executives, political and business leaders and leading environmentalists. TICKET ARE ON SALE NOW at the event website .
Sheila E. Hosting "Heels for Hearts"
Ladies, bring your RED high heels!! Please come and join Sheila Thursday at Macy's 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM 'Heels for Hearts'. Prizes for your strut in your favorite RED Heels. Macy's Beverly Center, Level 6. 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca 90048. Let's have some fun! Learn more about this great cause at their website .
Sheila E. to receive Vanguard Award
Sheila E. will be honored with the Vanguard Award at KCRW's 4th Annual MOJAMOJA Awards Brunch & Benefit Concert Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PT) Los Angeles, CA. - benefitting Oxfam America and the Darfur Stoves Project.
Get your tickets today for the premiere event Grammy weekend, hosted at the new Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills. Tickets are ON SALE NOW and can be purchased on-line at the event website .
Sheila E. and Friends - Birthday Celebration at Yoshi's Oakland
Sheila and friends will be celebrating Sheila's Birthday with a special performance on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 10:30 PM at Yoshi's Oakland. Tickets are ON SALE NOW and can be purchased via phone at 510.238.9200 or on-line at YOSHI'S OAKLAND .
Sheila E. Being Honored by California Black Women's Health Project
"Women who dared: our legacy and our future". Sheila E. is being honored by The California Black Women's Health Project at their 17th Anniversary Breakfast Gala.
Date: Monday, November 7, 2011
Time: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
The City Club
333 South Grand Avenue
54th Floor, Wells Fargo Center
Los Angeles, CA 90071
For tickets and sponsorship info:
The California Black Women's Health Project was founded in 1994 and is the only statewide non-profit organization soley dedicated to improving the health of Black women and girls in California through policy, advocacy and education. CABWHP is committed to advocating for policies and practices that promote the physical, mental and emotional health of Black women and girls. We seek to empower women to become active participants in improving our health status. Working in partnership with health care providers, health advocates and community-based organizations, we believe as healthier future for Black women and girls in California is possible.
Sheila E. to perform at Apollo Theater benefit
Sheila E. will be one of several all-star musicians performing at The Apollo Theater in New York in tribute to George Clinton on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 7:30 PM. This spectacular musical evening is raising funds for the second annual "STAT! For New York City's Public Hospitals" - celebrating and benefiting the work of our public hospitals and healthcare facilities in challenging times. Tickets are ON SALE now via TICKETMASTER .
The E Family Discusses new cd "Now & Forever"
Please check out this behind-the-scenes video about The E Family's new cd "Now & Forever":
The E Family CD Celebration and LIVE Performance - The Conga Room - Sept. 20
Please check out this video about The E Family's upcoming CD Release Celebration and LIVE Performance at The Conga Room:
The E Family's new cd "Now & Forever" to release September 20, 2011
Los Angeles, CA (September 9, 2011) - After years of playing on each other's projects, The E Family came together to produce this ultimate, long overdue and highly anticipated labor of love, "Now & Forever." Available in stores and on i-Tunes on September 20, 2011 on Sheila E's StilettoFlats Music through Waterfront Entertainment (Fontana / Universal), "Now & Forever" pays homage to their collective diversity of styles, influences and experiences. In celebartion of the release, The E Family will be performing at The Conga Room on Tuesday, September 20. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 door. Doors open to the general public at 7 PM. Showtime starts at 8 PM. For more information and to buy tickets visit THE CONGA ROOM website .
The E Family Performing at YOSHI'S OAKLAND - July 14-17, 2011
The E Family is performing at YOSHI'S OAKLAND in Celebration of Pete Escovedo's 76th Birthday: July 14-17th! 2 shows nightly. Tickets will sell out. Come join the celebration! For more information and to buy tickets visit the YOSHI'S OAKLAND website .
The E Family featuring Sheila E. - July 2011 Performances
The E Family featuring Sheila E. will be performing at the following venues in July 2011.
Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival:
Friday, July 8, 2011 - Washington Square Park - Salt Lake City, UT - 9:40 PM
Click HERE for more information.
Montalvo Arts Center and Sobrato Arts Foundation present The 2011 ARTTEC Summer Concert Series:
Saturday, July 9, 2011 - Lillian Fontaine Garden Theatre - Saratoga, CA - 8:00 PM
Click HERE for more information.
Sheila E.'s Elevate Hope Foundation Makes Donation to San Leandro School Music Programs
Percussionist Sheila E. and her manager, Lynn Mabry -co-founders of the Elevate Hope Foundation - donated over $20,000 in instruments and $11,000 in cash to music programs in the San Leandro Unified School District. Click HERE to read the article.
Sheila E. Mentioned in Bootsy Collins Interview
Bootsy Collins mentions working with Sheila on his new cd. Click HERE to read the article.
Guitar Center Sessions Videos
Guitar Center Sessions - An Evening of Dialogue and Music with the legendary Sheila E. Sheila went through a number of demonstrations of all the different types of percussion, including her new line of signature congas and bongos. After a great solo on the drum set, Sheila got involved in a Q and A with the crowd and even brought a few surprised individuals up to play along with her! Check out the videos below:
Sheila E. Drum Solo on The Late Show with David Letterman - Tuesday, June 7th
Sheila made a rousing appearance during DRUM SOLO WEEK on The Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night. Check out the video on YOUTUBE .
Sheila E. at THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL in California - Sunday, August 14th
Sheila E. will be performing with David Koz and Bobby Caldwell at THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL on Sunday, August 14th, 2011 at 6 PM. For more information visit HOLLYWOOD BOWL website.
Sheila Performs on American Idol Finale
Video of Sheila performing with Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez during the season finale of American Idol. Click to view video on YOUTUBE .
Sheila E. Interview - Huffingtonpost.com
A conversation with Sheila E. To read the entire interview visit HUFFINGTONPOST website.
Sheila E. at THE VENUE in Chicago - Friday, August 5th
Sheila E. will be performing with David Koz and Bobby Caldwell at THE VENUE on Friday, August 5th, 2011 at 8 PM. For more information visit HORSESHOE HAMMOND website.
The E Family Performing on LOPEZ TONIGHT - Tuesday, May 17th
The E Family featuring Sheila E. is slatted to perform on LOPEZ TONIGHT Tuesday, May 17th. Mark your calendars and set your dvrs! For more information visit LOPEZ TONIGHT website.
Official Sheila E. Fanpage on FACEBOOK and TWITTER
We have launched the OFFICIAL SHEILA E. FANPAGE on facebook. This is the ONLY fanpage fully endorsed and supported by Sheila. To LIKE visit FACEBOOK. You can also follow Sheila on TWITTER.
The E Family CD Available at Prince Shows in LA
BREAKING NEWS: The E Family's new cd "NOW & FOREVER" is available for purchase at ALL PRINCE shows at The Forum in Los Angeles! To purchase on-line, visit The E Family website.
Sheila E. Interview - LA Weekly
Exclusive Interview: Sheila E. Reveals the Secrets of Prince's "21 Nite Stand" at the Forum in LA--Afterparties, Rehearsals and What It's Really Like to Work with the Purple Genius. Read the entire article: LA WEEKLY.
Sheila E. Interview - OC Weekly
Sheila E. on Beating Prince at Basketball, Not Rehearsing for the 21-Nite Stand and Whether She's a Better Drummer. Read the entire article: OC WEEKLY.
Minneapolis Sound Jamms Benefit for Sheila's ELEVATE HOPE FOUNDATION - June 3, 2011
We invite you to join us 4 a night of fun, collective love & a lot of FUNK. Special performance by KIP BLACKSHIRE, ArcFlashHazard, and Q the Clique (School of Rock). A host of Special Musical Guests. Tic's $16, upper level (limited) VIP $21. Friday, June 3 at 8 PM - June 4 at 2 AM at FINE LINE MUSIC CAFE in Minneapolis. More information is posted at the event profile on FACEBOOK. Tickets can now be purchased through TICKETMASTER.
THE E FAMILY - WAVEFEST - Friday, May 7, 2011
The E Family featuring Sheila E. will be performing at the 2011 Mercedes-Benz WAVEFEST this Saturday, May 7 at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets are ON SALE via TICKETMASTER.
Video of Sheila E. with Prince on "LOPEZ TONIGHT"
Prince and Sheila E. performing "You're The One For Me" on LOPEZ TONIGHT. Check out this fantastic performance at: LOPEZ TONIGHT.
Sheila E. with Prince on "LOPEZ TONIGHT" - 4/13/11
Sheila E. will be making a special appearance with Prince on "LOPEZ TONIGHT" on TBS!
Check your local listings!
Sheila E. on "THE FRAN DRESCHER SHOW" - 11/30/10
Sheila E. will be appearing on "The Fran Drescher Show" TODAY! The show airs:
• New York / FOX 5: 12N
• Los Angeles / KTTV: 2P
• Philadelphia / WTXF: 12N
• Phoenix / KSAZ: 1P
• Minneapolis / KMSP: 1P
• Orlando / WOFL: 11A
• Milwaukee/ WDJT CBS 58/ 3P
SHEILA E. PERFORMANCE DATES - 8/9/10
Many concert and appearance dates have been added to the appearances page. Check it out to get the latest information about all of Sheila E.'s upcoming tour dates.
SHEILA E. PERFORMANCE - 4/2/10
Sheila E. will be performing at the Thornton Winery in Temecula, CA on August 28th, 2010 at 7pm. For more information, check out this link.
UPCOMING EVENTS - 3/5/10
Mallia "Queen Of Funk" Franklin Home Going Celebration at the Conga Room Monday, March 8, 2010. Celebrating her life and sending her off to her heavenly place with a great night of music, memories, and fellowship as we honor the life of our dear sister Mallia! 7:00 pm -10 pm Invitation Only (Private), 10:00 pm ~ until .. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC $15 door. See link for more information.
ete Escovedo & The Latin Jazz Orchestra performing at Mama Juana's celebrating Juan's birthday on March 14th. Showtimes are at 7:30PM and 9:30PM and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Check out a postcard for the event by clicking here.
ELEVATE HOPE FOUNDATION - 2/24/10
Please check out this video about the Elevate Hope Foundation:
4TH ANNUAL LATIN JAZZ CONCERT - 2/13/10
Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo will be performing, featuring Sheila E., at the 4th Annual Latin Jazz Concert. The concert is happening this Saturday, February 13th at 8pm at Ventura High School Theatre. You can order tickets online at this link or by phone at 805-648-3146.
SHEILA E. AT NAMM TOMORROW - 1/15/10
Sheila E. will be at NAMM this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center doing autographs at the following times tomorrow (Saturday):
12:30-1:00pm Sticks N Skins
SHEILA E. AT ANTHOLOGY - 1/8/10
Sheila E. will be performing with Pete Escovedo tonight and tomorrow night at Anthology in San Diego located at 1337 India St. Sheila will also be appearing at NAMM next weekend in Anaheim and will be doing autographs on Saturday the 16th.
SHEILA E. & FAMILY ON KTLA TOMORROW - 12/28/09
Sheila E. and the E. Family will be on KTLA in Los Angeles tomorrow morning, the 29th, at 8:30a and 9:15a PT.
RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE E. FAMILY - 12/12/09
Sheila E. and the E. Family will be performing at the Conga Room in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. Doors open at 8pm. Check out this link for tickets and for more information, you can visit the Conga Room Official Website.
LA Live Tree Lighting - 12/01/09
Sheila will be performing at the LA Live Tree Lighting in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, December 3rd at 6pm.
PHILLY THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE - 11/25/09
Sheila will be on Good Morning America (ABC) live from the Thanksgiving Parade in Philadelphia tomorrow. She will be performing on the Music Float with Good Morning America's Sam Champion. Tune in!
VISTA JAZZFEST - 10/27/09
Last weekend we were proud to co-chair the 1st Annual Vista Del Mar Jazzfest on the grounds of Vista. Pat Prescott of 94.7 the WAVE hosted a star studded event featuring The E Family with Sheila E, her dad Pete Escovedo, and brothers Juan and Peter Michael. Joining them was Grammy Award winning Dave Koz, Patrice Rushen, Ndugu Chancler, "Living Single's" TC Carson, Karen Briggs, and Sylvia Brooks. The audience was moved by a special performance by Vista's very own youth choir singing "Fly Like An Eagle." Los Angels and its surrounding communities came out to support this amazing facility that offers a range of social and psychological services that include psychiatric residential and day treatment, individual and family counseling, foster are and adoption, and their credited VIP Š Autism Program. Elevate Hope Foundation is proud to offer and sponsor two amazing programs in conjunction with Vista's Arts Enrichment. "Garage Band" 101 & 102, and Songwriters Symposium was created especially for Vista residents and students, to provide a more comprehensive arts experience. In remodeling and refurbishing their music room, EHF created a state of the art ProTools recording studio and classroom for interested students and enthusiast. Proceeds from the Jazzfest will support VistaÕs Arts Enrichment programs of which EHF is directly involved.
SHEILA ON CNN TOMORROW - 10/21/09
Sheila will be appearing on "Campbell Brown" on CNN tomorrow, October 22nd. The program airs at 8PM ET/5 PM PT.
SHEILA ON KTLA & MORE - 10/15/09
Sheila, along with Pete Escovedo and Peter Michael Escovedo performed on KTLA in Los Angeles this morning. Also, "Fiesta Latina" aired tonight on PBS -- hope you were able to tune in!
SHEILA ON CNN & MORE - 10/08/09
Sheila was on CNN the other day & you can watch a video of her appearance below. Sheila E. will also be a part of "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina."
"In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina" is a concert hosted by the President and Mrs. Obama on the South Lawn of the White House that will be broadcast by PBS. The sixty-minute program, to be taped live by WETA Washington, D.C., on October 13th, will celebrate Hispanic musical heritage and airs on the final day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, October 15, 2009 at 8 p.m. ET, on PBS stations nationwide.
TAVIS SMILEY & A VIDEO - 10/06/09
Sheila and Pete Escovedo will be appearing on the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS on October 15th. Also, here is a video to check out featuring Sheila & Chaka Khan:
2009 WOMEN IN ACTION AWARDS - 09/02/09
Sheila E. is a honoree at the Los Angeles African America Women's Public Policy Institute's 2009 Women in Action Awards, "Honoring Dynamic Leaders of Today that Impact Our Tomorrow." The awards are happening on October 8th. You can view an event flyer by clicking here. You can also learn more about LAAAWPPI by checking out their official website.