FunkJoint is an experimentally-minded band from Saskatoon, Sasktchewan that revels in tight funk jams and the spirit of improvisation (some influences include Snarky Puppy, Lettuce & Budos Band). Originally founded as a duo between keyboardist Sauvelm McClean (The Steadies, Johnny Don’t) and drummer Graham Templeman (Sparky, Lavagoat), FunkJoint has evolved a collective approach to musical writing and performance that in 2 years time has garnered hometown recognition and grown to include talented and like-minded friends Steve Maier on guitar (Sexually Attracted to Fire, Crestwood) and Adam Striesel on trumpet (Randy Woods Band, Mo’Love).
Since starting in 2017 this dynamic group draws from collective decades of experience teaching music and playing in diverse bands spanning genres from jazz to metal and everywhere in between. FunkJoint delivers energetic performances that gets people dancing and catches the ears of even non-jazz/funk fans with unexpected soulful covers and unique takes on well-known songs. In the last year FunkJoint has been hard at work developing a genre-blurring set of original, unique tunes and is excited to be releasing their debut EP in early 2020.