Nathan East

Nathan East's Biography

Nathan East is a Grammy-nominated jazz, R&B and rock bassist. Credited with over 2,000 recordings, he is considered one of the most recorded musicians in the business. He is a founding member of contemporary jazz supergroup Fourplay with Bob James, Lee Ritenour/Larry Carlton/Chuck Loeb and Harvey Mason. East is best known for his collaborations with Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Al Jarreau, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Loggins, Anita Baker, George Harrison, Andrea Bocelli, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand and Daft Punk on their multi-Grammy Award-winning album Random Access Memories, with East's bass line driving the worldwide hit song "Get Lucky." He also co-wrote the #1 hit "Easy Lover" with Phil Collins and Philip Bailey.

In 2014, East released his debut album Nathan East on the Yamaha Entertainment Group label, which went to #1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and won a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. His second solo album Reverence, released in 2017, also went to #1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and topped the Contemporary Jazz Chart.

The United States Congress previously honored East with a Congressional Record for his contribution to the worldwide music community. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. In association with ArtistWorks, East provides lessons at his online School of Electric Bass.

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