Out now! New Album

Haunted This Way

Kaveh Rastegar is a bassist, multi instrumentalist, producer and recording artist who has collaborated with a long list of artists. As a bassist, Rastegar is best known as a founding member of the genre-blurring Grammy Award-nominated quintet Kneebody. He’s also toured the world with superstars like John Legend(and also appeared as his fictional counterpart in the beloved musical La LaLand), recorded with artists like Shania Twain, Beck, Ringo Starr, Colin Hay and served as musical director for songwriter/hitmaker Sia, and works with R&B sensation Sabrina Claudio as both songwriter and co-producer. As a song writer he’s penned songs with and for heavy hitters like Bruno Mars, Ceelo Green,Meshell Ndegeocello, De La Soul, Dawn Richard, Kimbra, Marsha Ambrosious and Ciara among many others. Fresh off his work with the new BruceSpringsteen Western Stars Movie, Rastegar comes out with an accessible Pop /Blues / Americana album set for release on the same day

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Is there a more versatile, all-in bass player than Kaveh Rastegar? Since arriving in Los Angeles in 1999, Rastegar has defined the modern session bassist: He’s a doubler who has provided bottom on recordings ranging from Meshell Ndegeocello and Shania Twian to Beck and Charlie Puth, as well as film soundtracks and jingles (including an appearance in La La Land); he’s a composer who has written for Ndegeocello, Bruno Mars, Ciara, and Cee Lo Green; and he’s a producer for Sabrina Claudio, Dawn Richard, and De La Soul (for whom he also wrote and played bass). Then there’s his recently concluded, 18-year run wearing all of those hats in the forefront jazz unit Kneebody, and his longtime role in John Legend’s band

– BASS MAGAZINE March 2019