There is big news for Yamaha's Entertainment Group this year - Yamaha artist and world-class bassist Nathan East's debut solo album has been nominated for a GRAMMY Award. The self-titled album, Nathan East, is the first album produced by the Yamaha Entertainment Group of America label to be nominated.
With a star studded career as a touring and studio bassist, collaborating with artists including Eric Clapton, Bob James, Sara Bareilles, and Stevie Wonder, Nathan East is one of the most celebrated bass players of his generation. This breakout solo album features thirteen instrumental and vocal tracks that celebrate the artists rich and versatile style.
Best known for his work with the award-winning smooth jazz group Fourplay, East also received global recognition for his performance with french electronic artists Daft Punk at the 56th GRAMMY Awards ceremony. He pays homage to the duo on his new album with the track "Daft Funk".
You can check out Nathan's interview about the album on the GRAMMY.com site here.
Congratulations to Nathan East and the Yamaha Entertainment Group label on an amazing album. We'll be rooting for them this year!