Yamaha Entertainment Group of America recently hosted a celebration in honor of Nathan East’s long-awaited solo debut recording at Ocean Way Hollywood – Studio A. The self-titled album was produced by Chris Gero and Nathan East and features such stellar artists as Bob James, Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder, David Paich, Ray Parker, Jr., and Chuck Loeb as well as special performance by Sara Bareilles, among others.
Nathan East’s highly anticipated self-titled solo debut arrives March 25, 2014.
Get ready to rock out with UCSD Alumni at the 18th Annual Lytle Memorial Scholarship Concert. This year’s musical benefit features a campus homecoming with world renowned bass guitarist Nathan East, ’78 performing in UC San Diego’s award-winning Prebys Music Hall. Nathan East has played with rock music’s greatest artists for the past 35 years — from Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, to Madonna, Beyoncé and Daft Punk. At this special benefit concert, he’ll return to his San Diego roots to play with UC San Diego Music faculty and alumni, while raising funds for UCSD’s endowed Lytle Scholarship.
Tickets are now available for the fourth annual Bob James Jazz Festival.
Separate tickets for each concert of the two-night event may be purchased at The Marshall Democrat-News office, Square Corner and Vox Box, or online at bobjamesjazzfest.org/tickets/2014.
Bob James Jazz Festival will be held Friday and Saturday evenings, May 16-17. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. the first night at Eckilson-Mabee Theatre on the Missouri Valley College campus. Saturday, the concert kicks off at 6 p.m. at Bueker Middle School’s Harold L. Lickey Auditorium, and doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Earth, Wind, and Fire never won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. Neither did Kool and the Gang, or Chic, or the Trammps. Instead, during the height of the disco era, the Academy was busy showering golden gramophones on The Eagles and Captain and Tennille. So for every music that ever laid down a groove in the ’70s, stretched out, and danced under the mirror ball, here’s some extremely belated validation from an industry that has always hesitated to recognize dance music. “Get Lucky,” the funky throwback smash by French electropop act Daft Punk, took the Record prize at tonight’s show.
During the Grammy Awards ceremony this Sunday, guitarist Nathan East will perform the bass line in a song that was hard to escape in 2013.
Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” is nominated for best performance by a pop duo. Their album “Random Access Memories” is nominated for album of the year. East is a veteran session musician and plays on a lot of the songs on Daft Punk’s album, including “Get Lucky.”
He says the French duo, pioneers in the electronic music scene, were really fun to work with. They were also very particular about the sound on each song.
“Every groove is meticulously looked at and honed,” East said by phone from Los Angeles.