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Saturday, April 23, 2016 • 6PM


Historic KiMo Theatre
421 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque NM 87102


The New Mexico premier of the documentary “Nathan East: For the Record.” All-star concert to follow. More details coming soon!


TBD | Visit www.abqfilmx.com/?platform=hootsuite#!music-nathan-east-award to purchase tickets.


AFME is honored to present NATHAN EAST with the 2016 AFME Music Award, being presented in April by legendary trumpet player and fellow Yamaha artist Bobby Shew.

Nathan is a jazz, R&B and rock bass player and vocalist. With more than 2,000 recordings, East is considered one of the most recorded bass players in the history of music.  East holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of California, San Diego (1978). He is a founding member of the contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay, along with Bob James, Lee Ritenour and Harvey Mason.

East has recorded, performed and co-written songs with Barry White, Anita Baker, The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Babyface, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Elton John, Laura Pausini, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Ferry, Savage Garden, Barbara Streisand, Sting, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Kenny Loggins, The Manhattan Transfer, Herbie Hancock & Daft Punk. In 2013 he recorded the bass line of the 2013 hit ‘Get Lucky” by Daft Punk, which won the Grammies for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (2014). ‘Get Lucky’ has sold over 7.5 million copies. East also composed the music for the Number one hit song “Easy Lover” for Phil Collins and Philip Bailey.

He performed on the Grammy Award-winning Unplugged album with Eric Clapton which featured the song “Tears in Heaven” (1992). East, a long-time member of Eric Clapton’s studio and touring bands since the early 1980s also played on Clapton’s “Change The World” which won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1997. Other DVDs and videos Nathan appears on include Babyface Unplugged (1997), Phil Collins’ “Live & Loose in Paris” (1998), Eric Clapton’s 24 Nights (1991), One More Car, One More Rider (2001), Crossroads Guitar Festival (2004), Fourplay “Live in Cape Town (2006), Andrea Bocelli’s, Vivere Live in Tuscany (2007) and David Foster & Friends (2008).

East was invited to play at We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 2009, with a cast of luminaries of all genres of music.

In early 2010, East was invited to join American Grammy Award-winning rock band Toto on their reunion tour to benefit member Mike Porcaro, who had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Another tour took place in the summer of 2011 with East once again playing. He was with the band during their summer tour in 2012. He is listed as a member on the official site of Toto as of 2013. East rejoined Eric Clapton’s band for a series of concerts in Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Dubai in February and March 2014 and again for the Madison Square Garden and Royal Albert Hall concerts of May, 2015.

In June 2012 he launched the Online Electric Bass School with Nathan East as a part of the ArtistWorks Bass Campus. www.nathaneastbass.com

Nathan East released his first ever debut self-titled solo album on March 25, 2014 on Yamaha Entertainment Group label with guest appearances by Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Kazumasa Oda, Bob James, Chuck Loeb, Ray Parker, Jr., David Paich and his 13-year-old son Noah East.