Who Is Juanita Gardere And Her Family Life
Sheila E.’s mother, Juanita Gardere, is of Creole/French/African ancestry, while her father is Mexican-American. Sheila was brought up in a Catholic household.
Alejandro Escovedo is Sheila E’s uncle, and Tito Puente was Escovedo’s godfather. Javier Escovedo, the seminal San Diego punk band The Zeros, is her niece.
Mario Escovedo, another uncle, was the frontman for The Dragons, a long-running indie rock band. She is also Coke Escovedo’s niece, a member of Santana, and established the band Azteca.
Nicole Richie is Sheila E.’s biological niece and the daughter of Peter Michael Escovedo, Sheila’s musician brother.
She had revealed publicly that she was raped by her teenage babysitter when she was five years old and that this event had a significant impact on her childhood development.
Juanita Gardere Husband Pete Escovedo
Juanita Gardere is married to her husband, Pete Escovedo. Peter Michael Escovedo is a percussionist from the United States.
Juanita’s husband, Pete formed Escovedo Bros Latin Jazz Sextet with his two brothers before Carlos Santana selected Pete and Coke Escovedo for their ensemble.
He was the conductor of Azteca, a prominent Latin band with 14–24 members. Sheila E., a singer, and percussionist is his daughter. In 2021, they were both given the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.