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World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila Escovedo is scheduled to release her first solo album in twelve years, Icon, on March 25th as part of the celebration of her 40th anniversary in the music business.

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An accomplished and much sought after musician, Sheila’s credits read like chapters in a music history book, Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan and George Duke.  She is also an Emmy and Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter behind the seminal hits “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre,” and a multi-instrumentalist who is equally proficient on guitar and bass.

“I can’t believe it’s been 40 years since I began my career in the music business.  I have been blessed to make music with some of the most incredible artists in the world,” stated Sheila.  “The past year has been very introspective for me.  I have a book coming out in September, ‘THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM’ and while writing it I was inspired to begin work on what has become Icon.   This album represents my musical journey and the different paths I have been blessed to travel.  I’m excited and proud of this music.”  The first single, “Mona Lisa” is available on most online music sources and can be heard on