Vancouver native sings on national TV




Jeff Horenstein, a 1997 Mountain View High School graduate, is competing for a Sony recording contract and $100,000 on the NBC show, “The Sing Off.”

His a cappella group, Groove for Thought, consists of seven singers from Western Washington. He started the group 10 years ago.

Groove for Thought won the National Harmony Sweepstakes Championship in 2005 and the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for Best Jazz Song in 2006.

Horenstein grew up in Vancouver, where he sang in choirs since he was 5. He now lives in Everett and works as a choir teacher for the Edmonds School District.

Singing on national TV has enabled him to take his passion to a whole new level.

“It has been an absolutely amazing experience, getting to meet and work with so many extremely talented people and getting to share our music with a national audience,” the 31-year-old said.

Groove for Thought was still in the running after the second episode last week. The next episode airs at 8 tonight.

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