Kaveh Rastegar

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Kaveh Rastegar (born November 17, 1975) is a Grammy-nominated American bass guitarist and composer. He is a founder of Kneebody and Dakah, and plays with pop and jazz musicians around the world. He has been recognized in the Downbeat Magazine Reader's Poll for electric bass in 2010[1] and 2011.[2]

Background[edit]

Kaveh was born in Montreal and grew up in Denver before studying at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York [3] He then moved to Los Angeles to play with the other future members of Kneebody, whose merchandise often features his artwork.[4] Since then, he has played with many artists, such as Cee-Lo Green, Bruno Mars, De La Soul, Laura Pausini, The Ditty Bops, Colin Hay, Jesca Hoop, Nels Cline, Sam Sparro, The Calling, Dave Fiuczynski, Carla Bozulich and Wayne Horvitz. He is currently the bass player for Italian pop star Luciano Ligabue. He resides in Highland Park, California.

Discography[edit]

  • 1999 – Dispenza – Four Songs (EP)
  • 2000 – Old Sol – EP
  • 2002 – Wendel – Wendel
  • 2002 – Dakah – Unfinished Symphony
  • 2002 – Shane Endsley – 2nd Guess
  • 2002 – Michael Andrews – Cypher Soundtrack
  • 2002 – Michael Andrews – Orange County Soundtrack
  • 2002 – Baba Alade – Unified And One
  • 2003 – Dakah – Live At California Plaza 07/05/03
  • 2003 – Pan Dulce – Pan Dulce
  • 2003 – Dj Haul e Mason – Cell: Eight
  • 2003 – Arik MarshallFantaseality
  • 2003 – Kneebody – Live Fall 2003
  • 2004 – Dakah – Live In Los Angeles 07/02/04
  • 2004 – Dakah – Live In San Francisco 07/31/04
  • 2004 – Thruster – Thruster!
  • 2004 – Thruster – Live In Seattle 04/02/2004
  • 2004 – Casey Black – Vacations
  • 2004 – Click Boom – The Freak Went Suite
  • 2004 – Keven Brennan – God Is A Mighty Gourd
  • 2004 – Keaton Simons – Currently (EP)
  • 2004 – Michael Andrews – Wonderfalls Soundtrack
  • 2005 – Kneebody – Kneebody
  • 2005 – Dj Haul – Half Baked Goods
  • 2005 – Branden Harper – Tangents
  • 2005 – Keaton Simons – Exes And Whys
  • 2005 – Celeste Prince – Lady Sings
  • 2005 – Christopher Wong – Journey From The Fall Soundtrack
  • 2005 – Uri Caine & Nate Wood – Shelf Life Soundtrack
  • 2006 – Kneebody – Live Volume One
  • 2006 – Michael Hernandez – Anonyme
  • 2006 – John Stowers – Everything You Do
  • 2006 – Anna DagmarEP
  • 2006 – Rosey – The Old Fashioned Way
  • 2006 – Jurassic 5Feedback
  • 2007 – Kneebody – Low Electrical Worker
  • 2007 – Thruster – Green Heat
  • 2007 – John Rogers – Satori
  • 2007 – Tony ScottA Jazz Life
  • 2007 – Colin HayAre You Looking At Me?
  • 2008 – Kneebody – Live Volume 2: Italy
  • 2008 – Kneebody & Theo Bleckmann – 12 Songs Of Charles Ives
  • 2008 – Chewy Puma – Macabre Cadabre
  • 2008 – Allensworth – Broken Leaves
  • 2008 – Raya Yarbrough – Raya Yarbrough
  • 2008 - The Ditty Boops – Summer Rains
  • 2008 – Richard Stekol – The Point Of Stars
  • 2009 – Erica Mou – Bacio Ancora Le Ferite
  • 2009 – Anna DagmarLet The Waves Come In Threes
  • 2009 – Colin Hay – American Sunshine
  • 2009 – Chali 2Na – Fish Outta Water
  • 2009 – John Gold – A Flower In Your Head
  • 2009 - Tony Monroe - "Tony Monroe - EP"
  • 2009 – Jesca Hoop – Hunting My Dress
  • 2009 – Luciano LigabueSette notti in Arena
  • 2010 - Bruno Mars - It's Better if You Don't Understand EP
  • 2010 - Bruno Mars - Doo Wops and Hooligans
  • 2010 - Cee Lo Green - The Ladykiller
  • 2010 – Luciano Ligabue – Arrivederci, mostro!
  • 2010 - Luciano Ligabue - Arrivederci, mostro! Tutte le facce del mostro
  • 2011 - Giusy Ferreri - Il Mio Universo
  • 2011 - Colin Hay - Gathering Mercury
  • 2011 - Kelly Price - Kelly
  • 2011 - Michelle Shaprow - Purple Skies
  • 2011 - Timothy Young - Gravitational Lensing
  • 2011 - Anthony Hamilton - Back to Love
  • 2011 - Laura Pausini - Inedito
  • 2011 - Luciano Ligabue - Campovolo 2.011
  • 2011 - Kneebody - Live Volume 3: Paris

References[edit]

  1. ^ Downbeat Magazine, December 2010, p. 46
  2. ^ Downbeat Magazine, December 2011, p. 58
  3. ^ http://www.kavehrastegar.com/bio.html
  4. ^ http://kneebody.com/about/kaveh-rastegar/

External links[edit]

  • Official website [1]
  • Blogging about Luciano Ligabue [2]