Exploding onto the Toronto jazz scene, Joseph Funk is a hard-hitting, thoughtful, and swinging Filipino-Canadian improvising brass musician and bandleader from North York, Ont. His music is performed by his own original ensembles such as the Joseph Funk 10tet, the WoodGreen Jazz Orchestra, and various other diverse small ensembles. He is the 2020 recipient of the Albert and Wilhelmine Francis Renewable Entrance Scholarship in Music and the inaugural recipient (2023) of the Guido Basso Flugelhorn Scholarship from the University of Toronto. He has performed at prestigious venues such as the Rex Hotel, the Phoenix Concert Theatre, the Kensington Market Jazz Festival, and the Drake Underground, among others, and held the November 2023 residency at the Emmet Ray. He has been privileged to study with Chase Sanborn, John Macleod, Jason Logue, Kevin Turcotte, Jim Lewis, and Rebecca Hennessey.