Singer and drummer who worked with Prince on the hit "The Glamorous Life" and who has collaborated with various other artists, including Beyoncé on "Work It Out."
The Latin musician Tito Puente was her godfather. The first song she appeared on was the 1976 single "Yesterday's Dream" by Alphonso Johnson.
She has worked with George Duke.
She was born to Juanita Gardere, a dairy factory worker, and Pete Escovedio, a percussionist. She has been romantically linked to Prince and Carlos Santana.
She might be best known for her work with Ringo Starr, playing with his band for three years in the early 2000s.