Bassist Nathan East is one of the most acclaimed sidemen of all time. He’s accompanied Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Beyoncé, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Peter Gabriel, Frank Sinatra, Sting, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, and many other leading lights of jazz, rock, pop, and […] Exclusive First Listen: Nathan East


Nathan East — longtime bassist for GRAMMY-nominated smooth jazz quartet Fourplay — is set to release his self-titled debut solo album on March 25. Ahead of the album’s release, has your exclusive first listen to his instrumental bossa nova take on the Fourplay track “101 Eastbound” and his melodic string-laden rendition of “America The […]

Award-Winning Bassist, Composer Nathan East Discusses His Debut Solo Album


STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Award-winning bassist and composer Nathan East stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to tell viewers about his debut solo album. “Nathan East”, which will be released March 25, is a mix of soul, funk and jazz. The album features Sara Bareilles, Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder and Eric Clapton. It also includes a song called […]

Fallon, Tavis Help Nathan East Launch Debut Solo Album | Yamaha Entertainment Group to Release ‘Nathan East’ on March 25


NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Nathan East, America’s preeminent bassist, is readying his eponymous solo debut and will be sharing music from the album on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Tavis Smiley. The album features appearances by many of Nathan’s friends and past collaborators including Sara Bareilles, Eric Clapton, Michael McDonald, […]

Abyss Jazz | Nathan East


Chances are you’ve spent your entire life listening to Nathan East. You just never knew it; until now. A founding member of the chart-topping contemporary jazz group Fourplay, East was 16 years old when he got his first break and found himself on the road with Barry White. The next time the phone rang, Quincy […]

Sounds of Timeless Jazz | Artist of the Month: Nathan East


The Yamaha Entertainment Group presents Nathan East, the debut self-titled recording by the award-winning bassist/composer /bandleader.  Produced by Chris Gero & Nathan East, the 13-track album showcases East’s awesome bass skills that have made a huge impact  with such groups as Fourplay, Eric Clapton, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, and Stevie Wonder,  just to name a few. The recording […]

Nathan East: Dramatic Debut Solo Album – Bass Musician Magazine, March 2014 Issue


It’s late January in New York City and we’re in the middle of the worst winter in two decades. It’s so bad that weathermen are using words like “polar vortex” and offering bone-chilling forecasts of sub-zero wind chills. But for one night, one brief beautiful night, on the third floor inside the Yamaha Piano Salon on […]

Will Lee & Nathan East: Bass Brothers

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Though they rarely share the same stage, bassists Nathan East and Will Lee have had strikingly similar musical journeys. Both came up through the then-bountiful studio scene (East in L.A. and Lee in New York) and became first-call sideman on their respective coasts. During that time both bassists developed a reputation for substance over flash […]

Meet Daft Punk Bassist Nathan East

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Feb. 3, 2014 (Bloomberg) –- Musician, Songwriter & Record Producer Nathan East discusses his early career, how he was discovered and how you can succeed in the music industry with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.” VIEW THE INTERVIEW:                 (Source: Bloomberg)

Daft Punk's Nathan East Heads in His Own Direction

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In the last 30 years jazz bassist Nathan East has worked with music luminaries like Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder, to name a few. Last year, he hitched himself to the right wagon yet again, with Daft Punk on their mega hit, Get Lucky. On March 25, he rolls the […]