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The inevitable result of a talent-soaked soul and jazz community, The Funky Knuckles are taking the sound of Dallas to an entirely different level. They have been together six years and have held a weekly residency since the beginning. The band is comprised of sidemen from some of the most respected acts in the music industry (Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Talib Kweli, P. Diddy, Chris Dave, The Polyphonic Spree, etc.), yet possesses a sound distinctly separate from any of their individual projects.


The Funky Knuckles move together musically as a school of fish, never complacent and always stretching the boundaries of improvisation and composition. Whether performing original music or standards, they draw from each member’s musical experiences to create their unique genre-bending sound. After the release of their debut album on GroundUP Music, As of Lately, The Knuckles added a full-time horn section and began touring nationally.


Meta-Musica (also on GroundUP), climbed the iTunes Jazz Charts to become the #1 selling record in the United States the day it was released.



The Knuckles


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November Tour!

Fall Tour! A Tour is when a band goes out and drive around and play songs for people in different places. Don't miss it, we know where you live.




























May 2015

Starting this month we will be playing every Monday night at the Sundown at Granada! This is an amazing venue with great food and Monday is 1/2 price Vodka night!

























January 2014

Our new album Meta-Musica is #1 on the iTunes jazz charts!




















Check out all the awesome food

we have found in our travels!











April 2013

This month The Funky Knuckles will be doing a short tour of the south with our friends Snarky Puppy.













Check out our friends Snarky Puppy, and the other great bands on the  groundUP label.

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