Nathan East

AFMX is proud to have one of our alumni back to the festival!


AFMX 2016 Music Award Recipient, Nathan East, will be joining us to help honor Dave Grusin.  We may even get Nathan to take the stage at an after party for a song or two (or three).


Grammy nominated bassist Nathan East, credited on more than 2,000 recordings is recognized as one of the most recorded musicians in music. He is a founding member of contemporary jazz supergroup Fourplay with Bob James, Lee Ritenour & Harvey Mason. East has performed and collaborated with Eric Clapton, BB King, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Dave Grusin, George Harrison, Ringo, Quincy Jones, Toto & Daft Punk with Nathan's bass line driving the worldwide hit "Get Lucky".  East co-wrote "Easy Lover" with Phil Collins & Philip Bailey earning him an MTV Video Award. 


In 2014 Nathan released his debut album on the Yamaha Entertainment Group label which went to #1 on the Billboard Jazz Charts and won a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. His second solo album "Reverence" (2017) also reached #1 on the Billboard Jazz & Contemporary Jazz charts. 


East, a graduate of University of California San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music was honored by The United States Congress with a Congressional Record for his contribution to the worldwide music community. 


Nathan’s award winning documentary “For The Record” was featured at AFME in 2016 where he received the prestigious AFME Music Award.  

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5700B University Blvd SE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

505-265-7866 (RT66)

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