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J-Funk and the WildLife Management Crew / Bio

Celebrating our 10th year! Join the studio audience for J-Funk and the WildLife Management Crew’s radio-style variety show, “broadcast” via satellite on flagship station WHOA in Hellforcertain, Kentucky. Musical influences include Gospel-Blues, Jazzy-Funk, Rock, Ballads, Latin Jazz, Reggae, and more. Also featuring original sketches, game shows, and somewhat valuable prizes! Family-friendly and safe for all ages.

The Band was originally formed in 2003 in Brown Deer, WI to provide entertainment for a weekly event called Saturday Nite Connections. In 2005, the ensemble went "independent" and began to play other gigs at various SE WI venues. Some of the places they have played:

~ Saturday Nite Connections, Brown Deer WI ~ 2003-2005
~ Gig on the Grass, Cedarburg WI ~ 2007
~ Wisconsin Legal Secretaries Convention, Pewaukee WI ~2007
~ Cafe Forte, Mequon, WI ~ 2007-2008
~ John Harbors Main Street Coffee House, Menomonee Falls WI ~ Monthly 2008-2009
~ NBFMC Cafe & Haiti Fundraiser, New Berlin, WI ~ 2010
~ Connection Point Cafe, Wauwatosa, WI ~ 2010
~ Cedar Springs Church Cafe: Fundraiser for Orphans in Mexico, Slinger, WI ~ 2010
~ Fiddleheads Café, Mequon, WI ~ 2010-2011
~ Latte Cafe, Brookfield, WI ~ 2011 to 2012
~ Mrs. Sippy's Cafe, Elm Grove WI 2012-2013
~ Cranky Al's, Wauwatosa WI - 2013
~ What's Brewing Cafe, New Berlin WI- 2013
~ MECC Block Party, Wauwatosa WI 2013
~ "The Center Street Cafe (At MECC), Wauwatosa WI - Jan 2014

Band Members:
Scott Kardell - Director; Songwriter/Arranger; Keyboards; Vocals
Alicia Kardell - Bass; Vocals ; Aux. Percussion; Songwriter
Jonathan Laws - Drums
Tom Barnum - Horns

The band thanks all past band members and their contributions over the years, including:
Dave Rank - Vocals
Mike Zore - Vocals and Sound
Jason Fabus- Trumpet
Ralph Lechner - Drums (can't keep his shirt on)
DeAndre Lott - Drums
Tim Kent - Drums (and crazy voices)
Dave Behrel - Guitar
Todd Shaw - Guitar (and the "French Guy")
Miray Deniz Skeens - Vocals & Keyboard
Leslie Ashford - Vocals
Angela Sodemann - Saxophone
Vern Carlson - Trumpet
Jared Schultz - Trumpet

General Info

Band Members
Scott Kardell, Alicia Kardell, Tom Barnum, Johnathan Laws
Artist Name
J-Funk and the WildLife Management Crew
Home Page
Active Since
Blues / Gospel-Blues, Rock, Jazz, Funk (Eclectic) / Fun Radio Style variety show on WHOA Radio out of

Contact Info

Milwaukee, WI
Scott Kardell