Nathan East and Fourplay Honored By U.S. Congress
Nathan East has received a Congressional Record from the United States Congress, House of Representatives recognizing him as a distinguished member of the music industry. Also honored with a Congressional Record was the jazz supergroup, Fourplay, of which Nathan is a founding member. The award was presented by A. Robert Brown, Sr., Advisor to Congressman Ed Towns of New York during Fourplay's performance on 25 March 2007 in Philadelphia. Fourplay is the only group in history to be recognized by Congress.
When speaking before the House, Congressman Towns opened his remarks with: "Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of the renowned jazz musician, Nathan East, a distinguished member of the music industry. It behooves us to pay tribute to this outstanding artist and I hope my colleagues will join me in recognizing his impressive accomplishments." After entering Nathan's biography and musical accomplishments into the record, the Congressman concluded: "Mr. Speaker, I believe that it is incumbent on this body to recognize the accomplishments of Nathan East, as he offers his talents and services for the betterment of our local and global communities. Mr. Speaker, Nathan East's selfless service has continuously demonstrated a level of altruistic dedication that makes him most worthy of our recognition today."
In addition recording and touring wtih Fourplay, Nathan is also a composer of hit songs, has numerous credits on recorded works with a vast array of artists, and was part of Eric Clapton's studio and touring bands from 1984 to 2005.