EAST MEETS SHORE
“I’ve known Nathan for 25 years, since the start of Fourplay. Whenever we’d meet up, we’d have powerful moments of connection and I’d always walk away with more energy than I started with. Nate and I riff with thoughts and ideas as if we’re working out a song composition.
I didn’t think the world needed another crowded festival… yet something intimate, with an insider’s glance at the magic of live music seemed very appealing to me.
Nathan is artful and creative, but he’s also a seeker of excellence and a believer in positivity… and that’s where we meet. Our collaboration is one of music, mindfulness and inclusion – for an audience to gather intimately in a setting that allows for spontaneity, fun and aliveness. If you’re in the room, you’re in the music.”
JAZZ WEEKENDER PRODUCER
California Radio DJ turned concert producer and media innovator, Sandy started her broadcasting career at the age of 15 on Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. She’s worked on the air at KTWV – The Wave, Los Angeles, KKSF, San Francisco as well as dozens of radio stations in the Golden State, including the world’s first ‘FM to Global’ station, the extraordinary KPIG in Santa Cruz.
Hired for her warm, relatable style & silky-smooth voice and tapped for her creative ideas on audio environment enhancing; her first Program Director position was for Monterey Bay’s Smooth Jazz outlet, KXDC at the age of 26.
Never content with the ordinary, Sandy Shore has been on the ground floor of pioneering the Internet’s music explosion, starting in the mid 1990’s with SmoothJazz.com co-founder, Donna K. Phillips, and a small handful of broadcasters who saw the writing on the wall for terrestrial radio, with its over-consulted and limited playlists.
She continues to innovate & integrate music content with the ultimate goal of connecting artists and audiences around the world. You can hear this bright star daily on SmoothJazz.com Global Radio and she is the voice for Jazz Nights on Radio Saudi Aramco via Westwood One.
JAZZ WEEKENDER HOST
Chances are, you’ve spent your whole life listening to Nathan East. You just never knew it. UNTIL NOW!
The busiest bass player on the planet is a Yamaha Entertainment Group recording artist, producer and composer with two critically-acclaimed solo recordings is his dossier.
Nathan East is also a founding member of the chart-topping, Grammy-nominated, contemporary jazz supergroup Fourplay. At the age of 16, he was recruited for Barry White’s touring band and then the very next call came from Quincy Jones!
For more than forty years this man has been churning out hit songs with artists as legendary as Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand and Stevie Wonder. His genre-crossing groove has earned him a Congressional Record for his contributions to the worldwide music community as well as the tremendous respect of his peers, illustrated by his recent appearances on two hit records as diverse as Andrea Bocelli’s “Passione” and Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories”!
With more than 2,000 recordings, Nathan is considered one of the most recorded bass players in the history of music.