At young age, inspired by his father, Pete Escovedo, Juan began teaching himself how to play bongos, congas, trap drums, timbales, percussion, and other instruments. When he turned 14, he began performing with his father, Pete Escovedo, and has since recorded 5 albums with him.
Juan leads his own band, The Juan Escovedo Orchestra. His orchestra has toured internationally, with special extended tours in Japan.
Juan has additionally toured, performed and/or recorded with many artists such as, Prince, Tony Toni Tone, Patti LaBelle, Lou Bega, MC Hammer, En Vogue, El DeBarge, Freddie Hubbard, Barry White, Herbie Hancock, Jody Watley, Chingy and Amerie, Teri Lynn Carrington, Bobby McFerrin, Tito Puente, Cheryl Lynn, his sister Sheila E, and many others.
Juan has made special appearances in JACK starring Robin Williams, CHASING PAPI starring Roselyn Sanchez and Jaci Velasquez, FORD FAIRLANE starring Andrew Dice Clay, and KRUSH GROOVE starring Run DMC, LL Cool J, and Sheila E. Juan has also made a cameo appearance in Bobby Womack’s video “Save The Children.”
Juan continues to perform, tour, write and record — both as a solo artist, with The Juan Escovedo Orchestra, and with his family, The E Family: his father, Pete Escovedo, his brother, Peter Michael Escovedo, and his sister, Sheila E.