Awards show to take place January 24, 2015
By Mindy Rochwerg
October 23, 2014
Accomplished bassist, Nathan East, who for many years has been turning out hits with legends such as Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand, Lionel Richie, Justin Timberlake, Bob Dylan, Whitney Houston, and many more, will be inducted into the NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards Hall of Fame during the NAMM Awards Show that will take place on January 25, 2015, in Anaheim, California.
East’s induction was announced by the NAMM Foundation, a non-profit organization partly supported by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and its 9,200 members. The stated purpose of the foundation is “to advance active participation in music across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.”
East, whose self-titled debut solo album was released earlier this year and has received both popular and critical acclaim, commented on his induction, as quoted by broadwayworld.com: “This is quite an unexpected honor. I am blessed every day to do what I love and make music for a living, so this kind of special acknowledgement really makes me want to work that much harder. I am humbled and grateful to the NAMM Foundation, NAMM and all of its members.”
As explained the organization’s website, “the NAMM TEC Awards were created to recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media.”
Previous inductees include: 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.
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