Kaveh Rastegar

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Kaveh Rastegar
Born (1975-11-17) November 17, 1975 (age 45)
Occupation
  • Musician
  • bassist
  • producer
Years active1994–present
Websitekavehrastegar.com

Kaveh Rastegar is a Persian-American bass guitarist, record producer, songwriter and composer.[1] Rastegar was born in Montreal and raised in Denver, Colorado. He currently resides in the Los Angeles area with his family.[1]

For over twenty years, Kaveh Rastegar has been an integral part of a broad range of musical projects collaborating as a bass player, songwriter, or producer. He is well known as the founding member of Grammy nominated group Kneebody, for many years he's also been bassist with John Legend (appearing alongside him in the musical La La Land). He's recorded with artists such as Bruce Springsteen (also appearing in his 2019 film "Western Stars"), Ringo Starr, Shania Twain, and Beck and in films such as Daddy's Home, The Big Sick and Walk Hard. He also served as musical director with Sia appearing with her on Saturday Night Live. As a songwriter he has written with artists such as Bruno Mars, De La Soul, Ciara, Cee-Lo Green, Meshell Ndegeocello and Kimbra. Rastegar co-wrote the single "Collide" by Tiana Major9 and Earthgang from the film Queen and Slim. He has co-written with and co-produced many songs with R&B artist Sabrina Claudio including her singles "Truth Is" and "Messages From Her".[1]

Most recently, Rastegar has been playing bass alongside Sting in his musical The Last Ship.[1] In addition to his work collaborating with other artists, Rastegar has written, produced and released his own albums as an artist including "Light of Love" (2018) and "Haunted This Way" (2019).

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