UC San Diego alumnus Nathan East with Daft Punk, after they performed together at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 26. East provided the original bass line for Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” which won Record of the Year.
Five winners have been selected to receive two free tickets to attend Eastbound: Home, a special concert at UC San Diego, featuring world-renowned jazz bassist and alumnus Nathan East, ’78 on Feb. 1. The 10 contest tickets were donated by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla.
East is a Grammy nominee who has played with the likes of jazz, rock and pop royalty from Michael Jackson and Eric Clapton, to Paul McCartney and Beyoncé. Just last week, he played the 56th Annual Grammy Awards with Daft Punk, performing the band’s Record of the Year-winning, “Get Lucky,” with Pharrell and Stevie Wonder.
The Feb. 1 concert is part of the annual Lytle Benefit Concert series, which benefits undergraduate scholarships for UC San Diego students attending Thurgood Marshall College who graduated from The Preuss School UCSD. The event will feature East performing with local jazz musicians and friends, members of his family and former UC San Diego professors including Cecil Lytle.
More than 500 people entered the contest, which ran from Jan. 16 to 21. The winners are: Stephanie Bailey, Barbara Bonebright, Nhat-Dang Do, Matthew Eliaser and Patti Koger.
The concert, hosted by UCSD Alumni, is set for 3 to 5 p.m. in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UC San Diego. Tickets, which are entirely tax deductible, are $75 for general admission, $60 for alumni and $20 for students with valid ID; students from all schools are welcome. Parking is free; tickets will be held at the door. Tickets are going fast. For information and tickets, please visit rels.ucsd.edu.
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