Kaveh Rastegar

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Kaveh Rastegar
Born (1975-11-17) November 17, 1975 (age 46)
Occupation
  • Musician
  • bassist
  • producer
Years active1994–present
Websitekavehrastegar.com

Kaveh Rastegar is a Persian-American Grammy-nominated songwriter, record producer, composer, and bass guitarist. Rastegar was born in Montreal and raised in Denver, Colorado. He currently resides in the Los Angeles/Pasadena area with his fiancé and children.

For over twenty years, Kaveh Rastegar has been an integral part of a broad range of musical projects collaborating as a producer, songwriter, or a bass player. He is well known as the founding member of Grammy nominated group Kneebody and 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. 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). In 2020, Rastegar played bass alongside Sting in his musical The Last Ship.

Most recently, Rastegar co-wrote "Collide", a record by Tiana Major9 and Earthgang for the iconic film “Queen and Slim”. “Collide”, an uplifting anthem celebrating Black Love was nominated for a Grammy in the category for “Best R&B Song”. He has also been working closely with R&B artist Sabrina Claudio, co-writing with and co-producing on a handful of her projects, including “Truth Is”, “No Rain No Flowers”, “Christmas Blues” which includes features from superstars The Weeknd and Alicia Keys, and her latest album "Based On A Feeling". Rastegar is also currently collaborating with Cynthia Erivo on her upcoming album, set to release early 2021. He lives with his wife, Sara, and two children in Los Angeles San Marino, CA.

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