Funk & Groove

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 scheduled at the beginning of each quarter. Audition information is also 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.

Rehearsal Schedule
Mondays & Wednesdays
12:30 pm - 2:50 pm
Music Bldg. #800, Room #818
consistent attendance is required

Register for Funk & Groove
MUSC 144 Funk & Groove
Instructor approval required.

Funk & Groove Music Director 
Jeff Kashiwa