Kaveh Rastegar


Kaveh Rastegar is a Grammy nominated Electric and Upright bassist, songwriter and producer. In the years since moving to Los Angeles, California from Rochester New York where he graduated from the Eastman School of Music, Kaveh has enjoyed success playing, writing and recording music for a wide array of artists, projects and films. 

Kaveh is a founding member of the Grammy Nominated Jazz quintet Kneebody. Kneebody has toured the world and recorded a number of albums. Most recently touing  the world in support of their latest album “Antihero” on Motema Recordings.  Kaveh is also bassist for 10 time Grammy Winning singer songwriter John Legend.

As a writer and producer, in addition to his own songs and music for Kneebody, Kaveh has written songs with other artists such as Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Kimbra, Meshell Ndegeocello, De La Soul, Dawn Richard and others. He recently co-wrote and co-produced 10 songs from De La Soul’s Grammy nominated album “And The Anonymous Nobody”. He has been in the studio recently producing new music from Dawn Richard, Meshell Ndegeocello and rising Atlantic Records recording artist Sabrina Claudio.

Kaveh was recognized in the 2010, 2011 , and 2012 Downbeat Magazine Readers Polls and the 2015 Critics Poll for Electric Bass.

Kaveh is also a member of the Seattle based power trio THRUSTER! featuring guitarist Timothy Young and drummer Matt Chamberlain. A founding member of 70 piece hip hop orchestra Dakah, Kaveh has also recorded and played with Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Sia, John Legend, Kimbra, De La Soul, Luciano Ligabue, Laura Pausini, The Ditty Bops, Colin Hay, Beck and many others.

Kaveh is also endorsed by Aguilar Amplification, Fender Instruments, GHS Strings, Tonecraft Audio and Roland/Boss Pedals.  

Light Of Love

Release Date: August 10, 2018

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1. Bad Ideas (Kaveh Rastegar -bass, guitars, voice, Scott Seiver -drums)

2. Cuento Ilogico featuring Gaby Moreno (Kaveh Rastegar- electric bass, upright bass, guitars, Chris Dave -drums, percussion, Jeff Babko -Keyboards, Gaby Moreno- voice)

3. Cat Woman featuring Chris Dave (Kaveh Rastegar- basses, keyboards Chris Dave -drums, percussion)

4. Roll Call featuring Mike Viola (Scott Seiver -drums, Kaveh Rastegar -bass, Jeff Babko -rhodes, Mike Viola- voice)

5. Tom Tom featuring Chris Dave (Kaveh Rastegar -basses, keyboards, Chris Dave- drums, percussion)

6. Light Of Love featuring David Garza (Kaveh Rastegar- basses, Chris Dave -drums, percussion, Jeff Babko -rhodes, David Garza- voice)

7. As Long As You Love Me (Scott Seiver- drums, Josh Lopez- guitar, Kaveh Rastegar -bass, guitars)

8. Accidents Waiting To Happen featuring Ames (Scott Seiver- drums, Brandon Coleman -keyboards, Chris Bruce- guitar, Josh Lopez -guitar, Kaveh Rastegar -bass)

9. Long March featuring Nicholas Payton (Scott Seiver- drums, Brandon Coleman- keyboards, Garrett Smith - trombone Chris Bruce - guitar, Josh Lopez -guitar, Kaveh Rastegar- bass, Nicholas Payton- trumpet)

10. Lavender featuring Dawn Richard (Scott Seiver -drums, Brandon Coleman -keyboards, Chris Bruce- guitar, Josh Lopez- guitar, Kaveh Rastegar -bass, Dawn Richard -voice)

11. A Little Too Late featuring Becca Stevens (Kaveh Rastegar- basses, guitars, keyboards, Scott Seiver- drums, percussion, Becca Stevens -voice)

12.Luz Do Sol (Kaveh Rastegar- basses, Chris Dave -drums, percussion)

Produced by Kaveh Rastegar

Mixed by Pete Min

Mastered by Pete Min

Songs 1,4 recorded at Loma Lada Studio

All other songs recorded at Lucy’s Meat Market with additional recording and production at the Back House