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Nathan Harrell East was born on the 8th December 1955, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, and is a bass player and a vocalist. Being one of the most recorded bassists ever, with over 2,000 recorded performances, Nathan East is best known for his collaborations with big names of the music industry such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, George Harrison, Eric Clapton as well as Herbie Hancock and Daft Punk to name a few. Apart from all these mentioned above, he is also widely known as the founding member of jazz quartet Fourplay, as well as an accomplished amateur magician.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this musician has accumulated so far? How rich Nathan East is? According to sources, it is estimated that the amount of Nathan East’s net worth, as of early 2017, exceeds the sum of $2 million, acquired through his career in the music industry which has been active since 1975.

Nathan East Net Worth $2 million

Nathan was one of seven children of Gwendolyn and Thomas East. His interest in music dates back to his early years, when he began playing the cello in seventh grade while attending Horace Mann Junior High School. Nathan’s music interest deepened when he was 14 and began playing bass guitar. After matriculating from Crawford High School, he enrolled at the University of California, San Diego, California, from which he graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music.

In his longtime music career, which is now spanning almost 42 years, Nathan East has added over 2000 various recordings to his professional portfolio, which have made him one of the most recorded bass guitarists in the modern history of music. He has performed and collaborated with numerous music stars including, apart from all those already mentioned above, Barry White, Bryan Ferry, Toto, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, B. B. King, Joe Satriani, Quincy Jones as well as Elton John, Lionel Richie, Toni Braxton and Philip Bailey. He played bass on Eric Clapton’s Grammy-winning album “Unplugged” as well as on Daft Punk’s Grammy-winning hit single “Get Lucky”. It is certain that all these achievements have helped Nathan East to earn the respectable sum of $2 million.

Since 1991, Nathan East is one of the founders as well as a member of the contemporary smooth jazz quartet Fourplay, which so far has released 14 studio albums of which the most recent one is “Silver” (2015). Besides this, in 2012 he launched his Online Electric Bass School, while in 2014 his eponymous debut solo album hit the charts, featuring several star guest appearances by such as Eric Clapton, Michael McDonald, Bob James and Stevie Wonder. The album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and produced two hit singles – “101 Eastbound” and “Daft Punk”. Doubtlessly, all these ventures contributed to the size of Nathan East’s revenues.

For his contribution to music, Nathan East has been honored with several prestigious rewards such as Ivor Novello, International Rock, ASCAP and the Bassist of the Year Award, which he has won three times.

When it comes to his personal life, Nathan East is married to Anita Wright-East with whom he has twins, a girl and a boy. Nathan has a private pilot’s license and enjoys spending his spare time flying, playing tennis and skiing.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 8, 1955
Birth place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession:Musician, Bassist, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Education:University of California, San Diego
Nationality:American
Spouse:Anita Wright-East
Parents:Gwendolyn East, Thomas East
Awards:The 31st Ivor Novello Awards, Tech Awards Hall of Fame (2015), The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors - Ivor Novello Award, International Rock Awards - Bassist of the Year (U.S. National Smooth Jazz Awards), N.A.R.A.S. MVP (bassist), ASCAP Awards, Congressional Record for his contribution to the worldwide music community (2007 (2007), United States Congress)
Record labels:Heads Up International, Bluebird Records, Warner Bros., RCA Victor, Universal Music LLC, Yamaha Entertainment Group
Music groups:Fourplay (Since 1991)
Nominations:Grammy Awards
Albums:"Daft Punk Bassist Nathan East Readies Solo Debut" (2014), "Unplugged", "Get Lucky", "Yourney" (2004), "X" (2006), "Energy" (2008), "Esprit De Four" (2012), "Heartfelt" (2002), "The Best of Fourplay" (1997), "4" (1998), "Let's Touch the Sky" (2010), "Silver" (2015), "Nathan East" (2014), "The New Cool" (2015), "Reverence" (2017)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has collaborated with several artists such as Quincy Jones, Elton John, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.
2Has played with Eric Clapton since 1984.
3Bassist.
4Twins, named Sara and Noah, born to Nathan and his wife Anita. [May 2000]


Quotes

#Quote
1[on learning to cope with different tuning protocols for cello and bass, both of which he plays] When sight-reading music, the note you're looking for falls in different places on the neck of each instrument, so your brain has to compensate to be proficient in both. I gladly focused my attention on the bass and wired my brain for an instrument tuned in fourths.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Contemporary Instrumental AlbumFor the album "Nathan East."


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2014
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kill Speed2010performer: "Go Fast"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game writer: "Easy Lover"
Eric Clapton: Sessions for Robert J2004Video documentary performer: "Kind Hearted Woman", "They're Red Hot", "Hell Hound on My Trail", "Sweet Home Chicago", "When You Got a Good Friend", "Milk Cow's Calf Blues", "If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day", "Stop Breaking Down", "Little Queen of Spades", "Traveling Riverside Blues"
Phil Collins: Finally... The First Farewell Tour2004Video documentary writer: "Easy Lover"
Idols!2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Phil Collins: Live and Loose in Paris1998Video documentary writer: "Easy Lover"
Phil Collins: Seriously Live1990Video writer: "Easy Lover"
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala1988Documentary performer: "Money For Nothing", "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That", "Layla", "With a Little Help from my Friends"
Olivia: Soul Kiss1986Video short "Emotional Tangle"
Touch and Go1986"Signals"
Access All Areas1985Video short "Forever"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall2015musician: bass guitar
Hairspray2007featured musician: rhythm
Great Performances2006TV Series musician - 1 episode
The Sunday Comics1991TV Series musical director
Homeboy1988music performer
The Last Temptation of Christ1988musician: bass guitar
Scream1981musician

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
EastEnders1993TV Series

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fourplay: Live in Capetown2009Video

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nathan East: For the Record2014Documentary titles and custom typeface

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tracking United: Documentary2015DocumentaryNarrator
Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall2015Himself
Jazz for Japan2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nathan East: For the Record2014DocumentaryHimself
Toto: 35th Anniversary Tour Live in Poland2014Himself
TOTO Behind the Scenes 35th Anniversary Live in Poland Dvd-extra2014Documentary shortHimself
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Performer (uncredited)
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Unsung2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Fourplay: Live in Capetown2009VideoHimself - Bass and Vocals
Let the Music Play: The Barry White Story2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Eric Clapton: Sessions for Robert J2004Video documentaryHimself - Bass
Eric Clapton: One More Car, One More Rider - Live on Tour 20012002Video documentaryHimself (Bass, Backing Vocals)
Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua1999TV Movie documentaryHimself (Bass & Vocals)
Phil Collins: Live and Loose in Paris1998Video documentaryHimself - Bass Guitar / Vocals
Emporio Armani: A Private Party1996TV MovieHimself
An Evening of Fourplay: Volumes 1 & 21994Video
Unplugged1992TV Series documentaryHimself (Bass Guitar)
Eric Clapton: 24 Nights1991TV Special documentaryHimself - Bass, Vocals
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala1988DocumentaryHimself
Eric Clapton and Friends1986TV Movie documentaryHimself (Bass)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Songs2011TV SeriesHimself

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