Percussionist, singer-songwriter, versatile session musician, hitmaker and, naturally, Prince’s artistic partner in crime. Multi-talented Sheila E. is all of the above. As the daughter of the famous jazz percussionist Pete Escovedo, the now 56-year-old American was born with a taste for drums and congas. Yet she only reached full musical maturity when His Royal Badness took her under his wing. Sheila E. had megahits with The Glamorous Life and A Love Bizarre, on which Prince himself sings. Until the early 1990s she was a member of his backing band. After that Sheila E. returned to her Latin roots and last year released her seventh solo album, ICON. In 2005, the charismatic Californian played at the North Sea Jazz Festival as a special guest of Candy Dulfer. At this edition, the Dutch saxophonist joins her colleague’s group. The show promises to be a party brimming with nostalgic hits.