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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 22, 2015

The NAMM groundwork has announced that Nathan East, one of the crucial recorded bass avid gamers in the history of tune, will probably be inducted into the NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards corridor of status. The NAMM foundation is a non-profit supported partially by means of the nationwide affiliation of music merchants (NAMM) and its 9,200 members from around the globe. Inductees are chosen with the aid of the TEC Awards nominating panel.

East, who is likely one of the co-founding individuals of the up to date jazz quartet Fourplay, has performed on greater than 2,000 records for artists together with Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Daft Punk, Stevie marvel, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand, Lionel Richie, Justin Timberlake, Bob Dylan, Whitney Houston, Babyface, Celine Dion, Al Jarreau, Aretha Franklin, Bob James, David Foster, Rod Stewart, Herbie Hancock and lots of others.

East will be inducted Jan. 24, 2015 during the 30th Annual NAMM TEC Awards express in Anaheim, Calif. Revered audio engineer, mixer and producer Ed Cherney, who has labored with Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones, Sting and Eric Clapton, will also be inducted with the aid of the NAMM foundation, which works to develop active participation in track making across the lifespan by helping scientific analysis, philanthropic giving and public provider packages.

“this is quite an surprising honor,” East mentioned. “i’m blessed daily to do what i really like and make song for a living, so this sort of different acknowledgement in point of fact makes me need to work that a lot tougher. i’m humbled and grateful to the NAMM groundwork, NAMM and all of its members.”

East, whose self-titled debut solo album on Yamaha leisure team debuted at No.1 on the Billboard contemporary Jazz Albums chart and contours the No. 1 jazz single and video “Daft Funk,” has been a mentor to many musicians for a few years via his participation in various bass guitar clinics, grasp courses, educational DVDs and his online college at http://www.NathanEastBass.com.

“Yamaha could be very happy with Nathan East,” mentioned Chris Gero, founder and vice president, Yamaha leisure team. “It’s been an honor to have Nathan as a part of our Yamaha domestic for more than 30 years and a privilege to have him as one of the vital recording artists of Yamaha leisure workforce. it’s rewarding to observe the rest of the arena research extra concerning the amazing ability of Nathan East.”

The NAMM TEC Awards corridor of reputation was once created in 1988 to recognize these people, living or deceased, whose careers have absolute best exemplified the spirit of creative and technical excellence in skilled recording and sound. greater than three dozen track producers, engineers, musicians, audio know-how pioneers, inventors, mentors and entrepreneurs were inducted into the NAMM TEC Awards corridor of popularity. East joins a prestigious team of fellow inductees together with Quincy Jones, George Lucas, Arif Mardin, Ray Dolby, George Martin, Phil Ramone, T Bone Burnett, Les Paul, George Massenburg, Bob Moog, bill Putnam, Phil Spector, Deane Jensen, Willi Studer, Geoff Emerick, Ed Greene, Rose Mann Cherney, Roy Halee, Bob Liftin, Sam Phillips, Bruce Swedien and Frank Zappa.

Nathan East, released March 25, 2015 and co-produced by Gero and East, features collaborations with Eric Clapton (“Can’t find My manner residence”), Stevie marvel (“overjoyed”), Michael McDonald (“Moondance”), Sara Bareilles (“i will Let Go Now”), Ray Parker Jr. (“Daft Funk”), Bob James and Chuck Loeb of Fourplay, David Paich of Toto, Michael Thompson, Tom Scott, Jeff Babko and more. The album, No. 1 at SmoothJazz.com for an exceptional 34 weeks, features three songs co-written by way of East (“Daft Funk,” “101 Eastbound,” “Madiba”) and a mixture of instrumental and vocal compositions and ingenious rearrangements of standards – Stevie surprise’s “Sir Duke,” the Paul McCartney and John Lennon classic “the day before today” (accompanied on piano by East’s thirteen-year-old son Noah East), Pat Metheny’s “Letter From home” and “the united states the beautiful.”

Written by East and his brother Marcel East, the second single “one zero one Eastbound,” is an infectious and funky new tackle a song initially released more than twenty years in the past by means of the world-well-known jazz quartet Fourplay, on their self-titled Platinum promoting debut album. (East is a founding member). The hit song options East on vocals and on his signature Yamaha BBNE-2 five-string bass finessing lilting chords to heat bossa nova rhythms.

As East’s song has gathered momentum the past six months, critics have lavished reward:

“A striking debut. Blinding brilliance.” – Bass participant

“the most anticipated debut solo album.” – JazzTimes

“The recording itself is a marvel.” – Sounds of Timeless Jazz

“Bonafide Jazz personified.” – the smooth Jazz ride

“Substance over flash.” – best Guitar

“Eclectic album. attractive musical avenues. a completely unparalleled performance.” – track Connection

“the sector will never develop bored with brilliance. maintaining his reign at No. 1, Nathan East shines shiny like a diamond along with his debut solo album.” – SmoothJazz.com

Born in Philadelphia and raised in San Diego, East picked up the bass in highschool and went on the road with Barry White on the age of 16. He took a ruin from travelling with White to complete his schooling, receiving a Bachelor of Arts stage in music from the college of California, San Diego.

East has played on lots of songs recorded by means of all kinds of artists reminiscent of Anita Baker, Peter Gabriel, Natalie Cole, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Brian Ferry, Richard Marx, Randy Newman, Eurythmics, Bee Gees, Andrea Bocelli, Mariah Carey, Josh Groban, Mary J. Blige, Kenny Rogers, The Pointer Sisters, Patti LaBelle, Wayne Shorter, Jennifer Hudson, Cher, B.B. King, George Benson, Donna summer season, Seal, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Ross, JJ Cale, Isley Brothers, Joe Cocker, Johnny Mathis, James Ingram, The 4 Tops and many more.

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