Funk & Groove

musictech inst vocal piano

Music Technology

Instrumental Music

Vocal Music




Jeff Kashiwa

Funk & Groove Music Director 



Rehearsal Schedule

Mondays & Wednesdays

12:30 pm - 2:50 pm

Music Bldg. #800, Room #818

consistent attendance is required


Audition Dates




Register for Funk & Groove

MUSC 144 Funk & Groove

Instructor approval required.


Funk & Groove is a Shoreline Community College music ensemble which provides opportunities for music students to perform and record songs in styles typical of commercial radio airplay from the 1970's to present. This group performs music from a range of genres, including pop, jazz, and funk, R&B, soul and rap. The Funk & Groove band features students who play guitar, bass, piano, horns, drums and percussion, as well as, vocalists. To gain professional experience, students perform shows in Seattle area clubs consisting of the original arrangements from artists and groups such as: Earth Wind and Fire, Tower Of Power, Chicago, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and many more.


In addition to offering vocalists and instrumentalists experience in performing in clubs around the Seattle area, Music Technology students can gain valuable hands on audio experience running the sound and recording equipment for rehearsals and live performances.


New students who want to join the group will need to audition at the beginning of Fall, Winter & Spring quarters. Upon approval from the Music Director, students are required to enroll in the Funk & Groove 2-credit course (MUSC 144). Audition dates are posted in the Music Department/Music Building 800 and on this website.


For more information about this group or to book the band for a performance, please contact Jeff Kashiwa.