Grammy-nominated bass guitarist Nathan East—known for his collaborations with legends like Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Madonna and Michael Jackson—will return to his alma mater, UC San Diego, to perform a special benefit concert on Feb. 1 from 3-5 p.m.
A native of San Diego, East began his music career as a teenager when he was hired by Barry White for a national tour. For more than 35 years he has performed with rock and jazz icons; most recently he partnered with Daft Punk on their summer hit, “Get Lucky.”
This year East will release his first solo album to celebrate his musical experiences and influences. He returns to campus to perform with family, friends and former UC San Diego professors including Cecil Lytle.
All proceeds from his concert will support the endowed Lytle Scholarship Fund, which benefits UC San Diego students who graduated from The Preuss School UCSD— a charter middle and high school on the campus of UC San Diego for low income, highly motivated students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college.Tickets: $75 general admission; $20 students with ID
Ticket website: alumni.ucsd.edu/s/1170/index.aspx?sid=1170&gid=1&pgid=4607&content_id=6728
Event contact: Eliza Wiggins; 858-534-6406, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event location: Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego campus, 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla CA 92037.