"Mike Zabrin reveals a voice that merges funk, R&B, hip-hop, jazz and fusion. He works both ends of the spectrum, from sexy and soulful on the slow-grooving song "Cat & Mouse" to fast and furious on the high-tempo slapathon Fact Fiction."
-Bass Player Magazine
"An insane new bassist with incredibly catchy songs. One of the best funk releases of 2014."
-Funkatopia Magazine


This is Mike Funktastic! Welcome to the place where you can find out the latest news, tour dates and keep up with all of my latest adventures on the road. I am a bass player, producer, and educator from Chicago who recently decided to debut his own record. Featuring 25 of my closest musician friends, this will be a record you will surely not want to miss.

The "Funktastic" album is available now on my Music page on CD and digital download. My philosophy on the bass has always been to Groove and Have Fun!


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An intoxicating concoction of contemporary R&B, jazz, with a heavy dose of funk, and a slice of hip hop, Mike Zabrin's Funktastic takes the listener on a musical journey of rhythmic grooves and soulful lyrics.  Funktastic’s unique spotlight on electric bass and appearances by members of Kool & The Gang, Parliament Funkadelic, The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Fishbone make this CD an instant classic and a must-have for every aficionado's collection. Available now on CD & MP3 Download.

Special guests on Mike Zabrin's Funktastic album feature session musicians from The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown, including Kendra Foster from Parliament Funkadelic, Norwood Fisher from Fishbone, and members from Kool & the Gang.
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Mike Zabrin's Funktastic @ TBD



  • Mixing for the new single!
    Mixing for the new single!
  • On the grill again tonight!
    On the grill again tonight!
  • Made some burgers on the grill today
    Made some burgers on the grill today
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    In rehearsal for a wedding next month #forteband

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