Nathan East

Session Bass Player

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About Nathan East

Nathan is well known for his work with the contemporary jazz group Fourplay along with fellow band mates Larry Carlton, Bob James and Harvey Mason. He began his professional career touring and recording with Barry White. After graduating UC San Diego earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in music performance, Nathan headed to L.A. and eventually found himself a first-call session player working with luminaries such as Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson, George Harrison, BB King, Stevie Wonder and many more. He became a long time member in the bands of Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Al Jarreau & Kenny Loggins and performed on Clapton's Grammy Award winning "Unplugged" and Song of the Year "Change The World".

In 1991, Nathan was voted the Most Valuable Player in the bass category at the International Rock Awards and is three time recipient of the National Smooth Jazz Award Bassist of the year. He also won an MTV Award and Britain's prestigious Ivor Novello Award for co-writing the #1 hit "Easy Lover" with Phil Collins and Philip Bailey.

Nathan was honored by the United States Congress with a Congressional Record awarded for his contribution to the worldwide music community. He appeared at the Barack Obama Inaugural Concert "We Are One" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in January 2009.

He has developed his own signature series bass guitar with Yamaha, the model BBNE2 and also produced an instructional DVD called "The Business of Bass", an in depth look behind the scenes at what it takes to become a professional musician. For more information, check out Nathan East's website.

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