‘junck’ is an all original, jazz/funk/rock fusion trio performing jam-style tunes contained within a semi-technical structure that moves and grooves. In early 2005, drummer Kelly Lynch and bassist Mark Mantel joined forces, both in search of a fresh musical direction. Working from a hand-full of ideas thrown together with a Yamaha Motif and V-drum kit, the two set out to develop innovative groove-based rhythms, pushing the creative envelope by combining various music styles. To complete the sonic orb, in late 2005 Jeff Janusheske joined the group on guitar, bringing an organic, jazz-oriented sound to the mix. junck brings over 50 combined years of musical experience with a diverse background ranging from the edge of 80′s hardrock to the complexities of 70′s progressive rock to the subtleties of the small jazz group.