Nathan East

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Nathan East was born on December 8, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Nathan Harrell East. He is known for his work on Hairspray (2007), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and Kill Speed (2010). He is married to Anita East. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Hairspray Music Department
Kill Speed Soundtrack
Le Grand Jete Music Department


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 2015 Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall (musician: bass guitar)
 2007 Hairspray (featured musician: rhythm)
 2006 Great Performances (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Andrea Bocelli: Amore Under the Desert Sky (2006) ... (musician: bass)
 1996 The Preacher's Wife (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1991 The Sunday Comics (TV Series) (musical director)
 1990 Downtown (musician: bass)
 1988 Homeboy (music performer)
 1988 The Last Temptation of Christ (musician: bass guitar)
 1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash (musician - uncredited)
 1985 Kenny Loggins: Vox Humana (Music Video) (bass)
 1985 Kenny Loggins: Forever (Music Video) (bass)
 1984 The Pointer Sisters: I'm So Excited (Music Video) (bass)
 1984 Laura Branigan: Self Control (Music Video short) (musician: bass)
 1981 Scream (musician)
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5' 10" (1.78 m)


Anita East  (2 children)

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[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.


Started out playing the cello from 7th to 9th grade in his junior high school orchestra, later discovering the bass guitar in his early teens. His greatest musical inspirations have been Ron Carter, Ray Brown, Quincy Jones, Charles Mingus, Buster Williams, Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderley, Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Herbie Hancock, Santana, etc. See more »


Signature Yamaha electric bass guitars (BBNE2 and TRB6P), Yamaha parametric EQ NE1

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