A recent graduate in Jazz Studies at Columbia College Chicago, Mike Zabrin is considered to be a bass phenomenon, and one of the most gifted young musicians to emerge in the R&B/Funk arena in quite some time. Currently, Mike performs regularly with Chicago Blues Hall of Fame act, Joe Moss Band, and the Chris Forte band. He is also the producer and bandleader of soul-infused, funk-driven powerhouse, Mike Zabrin's Funktastic. Surrounding himself with truly gifted musicians, including members of The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown, Kool & the Gang, Parliament Funkadelic, and Fishbone, Mike was able to create what Funkatopia Magazine considers one of the best albums of 2014. Known for his impressive bass chops and masterful production skills, Mike has been featured in press around the world including Bass Guitar Magazine, Bass Player Magazine, Bass Musician Magazine, Funkatopia Magazine, SoulandJazzandFunk.com, No Treble Magazine, and others. Endorsed by Elixir Strings, Gallien-Krueger, and Warwick, Mike is rapidly taking the music industry by storm.
With a passion for teaching and music education, Mike focuses on individualized lesson plans and caters to the student's own pace. For both beginners and experienced bass players looking to expand their abilities alike, Mike enjoys taking bass playing of his students to the next level.
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