Genre: Latin / Nu-Jazz / Progressive
Location ALAMEDA, Un
Profile Views: 37656
Last Login: 8/19/2012
Member Since 8/29/2006
Record Label ESCO.RECORDS. & 9PLY PRODUCTIONS
Type of Label Indie
BioABOUT RENE ESCOVEDO At the age of five years old, René started learning basic rudiments in grade school. For the next few years René spent allot of time practicing until he was nine years old, when he then received his first jazz drum kit. At that time René started listening and learning to play what ever music was popular at the time, most of which was what ever his Uncles where doing. René was very fortunate to be raised in a great musical family, and growing up with his cousins. It also allowed him to be influenced by some of the greatest music of that time and also having experienced first hand some of the bands and musicians to come through the Bay Area. René was lucky enough to see allot of acts perform up close on the same stages he would later perform on him self. Such venues where the "Greek Theater Berkeley Ca.", The "Fillmore Theater SF. Ca.", "Yoshis Jazz Club Oakland Ca.", "The Stone SF. Ca." to name just a few. As a self taught musician René spent his younger years listing and learning as many styles of music as possible. Having been born into what would soon be a family full of great drummers and percussionist, René new at a very early age that drumming was in his blood and the overwhelming need to play drums was cursing through his veins. Growing up as a drummer in the post "Billy", "Tony", Buddy", "Steve", "Peter", "Vinnie" landscape of fusion and jazz, its easy to think that everything has already been done. What could possibly top the acid jazz and progressive fusion explosion. For the Oaktown bread drummer, the answer is his approach based on melodic timbre, basic grooves, emotional and powerful performances. For the next several years René did allot of wood shedding, self learning the best ways of playing some of the hardest songs, by some of the best drummers around at the time. He continued to work on developing the skills needed for playing more of a melodic style with a direct approach to using basic fundamentals towards any and all genres of music. For quite some time now René has been playing much more aggressive styles of music and started exploring drums as a instrument of space dynamics and intensity. He then grew from being a stylistic drummer, to becoming a drummer that learned how too express his musical thoughts effectively. RENE HAS EXCLUSIVE ENDORSEMENTS FROM: SHINE CUSTOM DRUMS, PAISTE CYMBALS, REGAL TIP DRUM STICKS, UNIGRIP STICK GRIPS, AND THE KICK PORT. HE ALSO PLAY'S: DW DRUM PEDALS, GIBRALTAR HARDWARE, TOCA PERCUSSION, LP PERCUSSION, AND REMO DRUM HEADS.
MembersRENE ESCOVEDO: DRUMS/CONGAS/TIMBALE'S/CAJON/HAND PERCUSSION. RENE HAS EXCLUSIVE ENDORSEMENTS FROM; TYCOON PERCUSSION, PAISTE CYMBALS.
InfluencesPETE ESCOVEDO,SHEILA E.& THE E-TRAIN,THE DAVE WECKYL BAND,WEATHER REPORT,TOWER OF POWER,EARTH WIND & FIRE,STANLEY CLARK PROJECT,GEORGE DUKE,CHICK COREA,BILL SUMMERS,PLEASURE,VITAL INFORMATION,RAY OBIEDO,THE FANIA ALL STARS,SANTANA,MALO,EL CHICANO,AZTECA,THE MAMBO ALL STARS,CARLOS"PATATO"VALDES,PIO LEIVA,BENNY VELARDE,FRANCISCO AGUABELLA,ROENA,BOSSACUCA NOVA,DESCARGA BORICUA,ISMAEL QUINTANA Y PAPO LUCCA,JORGE BEN,GILBERTO GIL,CAETANO VELOSO,CHICO BUARQUE,PANCHO SANCHEZ,JESUS ALEMANY'S,MAZE,STING,THE POLICE,RUSH,KING CRIMSOM,CAMEO,SLAVE,THE DAVE MATHEWS BAND,BUDDY RICH,MAX ROACH,BILLY COBHAM,STEVE GADD,VINNIE CALIUTA,ALEX ACUNA,JOHN PATTUCCI,STANLEY JORDAN,DENNIS CHAMBERS,JOHN SCOFIELD,UB40,THE FAMILY,PRINCE,THE TIME,JESSE JOHNSON,MINT CONDITION,JOHN PAYNE & HURT,ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT,DIGITAL UNDERGROUND,MAXWELL,HARRY CONNICK JR,GROVER WASHINGTON JR,JON LUC PONTE,BOB JAMES,HERBIE HANCOCK,TERRY BOZZIO,CHAD WACKERMAN,BILL BUFFARD,SIMON PHILLIPS,DREAM THEATER,AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON AND ON!!!!!!!!