Jeff Kashiwa & Steve Cole

September 6, 2016 in

Jeff Kashiwa Bio:

Seattle native, Jeff Kashiwa became known as one of the most compelling saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons in 1989. He performed hundreds of shows all over the world and has appeared on many of the band’s classic recordings. Jeff has spent 28 years performing with a variety of contemporary jazz groups and headlining as a solo artist. He has released nine solo CDs and continually records as a guest for many other artists too. Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters in 2004. They’ve released 3 CDs so far and they continue to charm audiences with their Rat Pack style reparte’ on tours across the U.S. and abroad.  In addition to his active recording and touring career, Kashiwa is a Yamaha artist who has given many clinics while on tour across the country. Kashiwa brings his passion for music education to Shoreline Community College, leading ensembles and teaching Music Technology courses online. He has designed 4 online courses: all of them have been certified by Quality Matters, a nationally recognized online course design panel. Jeff is also an instructor at Foundry10, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing middle school and high school students an opportunity to create art and music in the digital realm. Jeff spent two years studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston and completed his Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance at Cal State Long Beach in 1986. His primary instruments are saxophone, flute and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument). For more information about Jeff’s tour dates or recordings, you can visit his website at

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