As a child, Juan taught himself to play bongos, congas, trap drums, timbales, percussion, and other instruments. When he turned 14, he went from studying his father, Pete Escovedo, to proudly performing with him.
Juan has toured, performed, and recorded with many artists, including Prince, Tony Toni Tone, Patti LaBelle, Amerie, Chingy, Jody Watley, Lou Bega, MC Hammer, Lionel Richie, En Vogue, El DeBarge, Freddie Hubbard, Barry White, Herbie Hancock, Teri Lynn Carrington, Bobby McFerrin, Tito Puente, Cheryl Lynn, Raphael Saadiq, Bobby Womack, his sister Sheila E., and, still, his father, Pete Escovedo.
Juan tours, writes, and records as a solo artist, with his father’s Latin Jazz Orchestra, and with The E Family: his father, his brother, Peter Michael Escovedo, and his sister Sheila E. The E Family’s latest CD, “Now & Forever“, which features guest artists Prince, George Duke, Raphael Saadiq, Gloria Estefan, Joss Stone, Israel Houghton, and Earth, Wind & Fire, includes three songs co-written and produced by Juan.
While working on his solo cd, Juan continues to lead his own band, the Juan Escovedo Orchestra, and is currently developing a new R&B band, SEVEN DAYS, with Levi Seacer Jr.