Gig Archive 2009

January 2009

9th We Never Saw This Coming
I-Beam Brooklyn
Rich Johnson trumpet, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Russ Johnson trumpet

11th Knuffke, Gerstien, Knoche
ABC No Rio, Manhattan
Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Ben Gerstien trombone, Jonathan Moritz tenor

20th James Ilgenfritz
Dakar, Brooklyn
James Ilgenfrutz bass, Jeff Davis drums, Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Ryan Blotnick guitar

Febuary 2009

7th David Levy
nublu, manhattan

11th Bridesmaids
Union Hall
Leah Paul vocals flute keys, Matt Bauder tenor, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

12th Stacken/Knuffke duo
Douglas st, Brooklyn
Jesse Stacken piano,  Kirk Knuffke trumpet

15th Bizingas
Coco 66, Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, John Goldberger guitar, Ches Smith drums

17th Andrew D'Angelo Living Health Band
Tea Lounge, Brooklyn
Andrew D'Angelo alto,  Josh Roseman, Ryan Snow, Brian Drye trombones, Jim Black drums, Matt Wilson drums,Kirk Knuffke Peter Evans, Eric Biondo trumpets, Jonathon Goldberger guitar, Chris Tordini bass, Bill Mchenry, Jeremy Udden,  Josh Sinton
reeds.

18th Andrew D' Angelo Gay Disco (guest appearance)
Tea Lounge, Brooklyn
Andrew D'Angelo alto, Trevor Dunn bass, Jim Black drums, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

21st Bridesmaids
Long Island City
Leah Paul flute keys voice, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Jessica Pavone viola

March 2009

5th and 6th Josh Roseman Extended Constellations recording session!
Josh Roseman, Jacob Garchik, Curtis Hasselbring trombones, Kirk Knuffke Jonathon Finlayson trumpets, Tony Barba Logan Richardson saxes, Peter Apfelbaum sax keys drums, Ted Poor drums, Barney McCall keys, Matt Pavolka bass, Nir Felder guitar

19th Kirk Knuffke trio
Concert of new works for the Jerome Foundation Composition Commission through Roulette
Roulette, Manhattan 8:30 pm
Lisle Ellis bass, Kenny Wollesen drums Kirk Knuffke trumpet

April 2009

5th Nublu Orchestra with Butch Morris
Nublu, Manhattan 
Butch Morris conduction, Kirk Knuffke trumpet,  Jonathan Haffner alto, Kenny Wollesen drums, Ilhan Ersahin tenor Jesse Murphy guitar, Michael Kiaer bass, Juni Booth bass

7th James Ilgenfritz Quintet
Dakar, Brooklyn
James Ilgenfrutz bass, Jeff Davis drums, Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Ryan Blotnick guitar

12 Nublu Orchestra with Butch Morris
Nublu, Manhattan
Butch Morris conduction, Kirk Knuffke trumpet,  Jonathan Haffner alto, Kenny Wollesen drums, Ilhan Ersahin tenor Jesse Murphy guitar, Michael Kiaer bass, Juni Booth bass

14th Ideal Bread
Douglas st music
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Eivind Opsvik bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums-play steve Lacy

17th Stacken Knuffke duo
I-Beam Brooklyn
Jesse Stacken piano, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

18th Bizingas
I-Beam Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke trumpet,Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Ches Smith drums

19th Nublu Orchestra with Butch Morris
Nublu, Manhattan
Butch Morris conduction, Kirk Knuffke trumpet,  Jonathan Haffner alto, Kenny Wollesen drums, Ilhan Ersahin tenor Jesse Murphy guitar, Michael Kiaer bass, Juni Booth bass

22nd Kirk Knuffke Quintet !
The Cake Shop
Kirk Knuffke trumpet and compositions, Bill McHenry tenor, Andrew D'Angelo alto, Mike Pride drums, Evivind Opsvik bass

23rd Matt Wilson and the Futurists !
Brooklyn Medical center concert presented by Jazz at the Lincoln Center
Matt Wilson drums, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Adam Larson tenor, Gary Wang bass

26th Nublu Orchestra with Butch Morris
Nublu, Manhattan
Butch Morris conduction, Kirk Knuffke trumpet,  Jonathan Haffner alto, Kenny Wollesen drums, Ilhan Ersahin tenor Jesse Murphy guitar, Michael Kiaer bass, Juni Booth bass

28th James IlgenFritz Quintet
Dakar, Brooklyn
James Ilgenfrutz bass, Jeff Davis drums, Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Ryan Blotnick guitar

30th Mike Prides's Evil Eye
Zebulon, Brooklyn
Mike Pride drums, Jonathan Moritz tenor, Ken Filiano bass, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

May 2009

2nd Garden of Gifts CD release on 577 records
I-Beam Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Chris Welcome guitar, Federico Ughi drums

3rd HKM+
ABC No Rio Manhattan
Christof  Knoche bass clarinet/electronics, Ludger Hennig electronics, Markus Markowski guitar/electronics Kirk Knuffke trumpet

4th HKM+
Issue Project Room, Brooklyn
Christof  Knoche bass clarinet/electronics, Ludger Hennig electronics, Markus Markowski guitar/electronics Kirk Knuffke trumpet

10th Stacken Knuffke duo
St Peters, Manhattan
Jesse Stacken piano, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

13th Bizingas
Barbes, Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Ches Smith drums

15th Matt Wilson Quartet
Brooklyn Medical center concert presented by Jazz at the Lincoln Center
Matt Wilson drums, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Jeff Lederer tenor, Bob Bowen bass

15th Ideal Bread
Douglas st, Brooklyn
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Eivind Opsvik bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums-play steve Lacy

June 2009

5th Knuffke and Drye duo
I-beam Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Brian Drye trombone

9th Ideal Bread
Douglass st music Collective
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Eivind Opsvik bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums-play steve Lacy

10th Kirk Knuffke quartet
Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke trumpet and compositions, Jeff Davis dums, Brian Drye trombone, Reuben Radding bass

10th Jeff Davis Band
Goodbye Blue Monday
Jeff Davis drums and comositions, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Eivind Opsvik bass, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Tony Barba saxes

10th Bizingas
Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke trumpet,Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Jeff Davis drumsJune 2009

21st The Invisible Band
Issue Project Room, Brooklyn 8pm
Gordan Beeferman piano and compositions, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Matt Bauder tenor, Ken Thompson alto, Josh Sinton bari, Michael Evans drums, James Ilgenfritz bass

21st Mike Prides Evil Eye
Coco 66, Brooklyn 11pm
Mike Pride drums, Kirk Knufffke trumpet, Ken Filiano bass, Jonathan Moritz tenor

27th Ideal Bread
Douglass St, Brooklyn 9pm
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Jeff Davis drums bass tba Play the music of Steve Lacy

July 2009

4th Ideal Bread
Corneilia Street Cafe, Manhattan
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Reuben Radding bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums Play the music of Steve Lacy

7th Gunter Gruner Quartet
Local 269, Manhattan
Gunter Gruner drums, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic bass, Ros Moshe saxes, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

8th Jeff Davis Band
Barbes, Brooklyn
Jeff Davis drums and compositions, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Tony Barba tenor, Jonathan Goldberger guitar,  Eivind Opsvik bass

19th Kirk Knuffke Quartet
Coco 66, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke trumpet and compositions, Brian Drye trombone, Jeff Davis drums, Reuben Radding bass

25th Nublu Orchestra with Butch Morris
Nublu, Manhattan
Butch Morris conduction, Graham Haynes Kirk Knuffke trumpets,  Jonathan Haffner alto, Kenny Wollesen drums, Ilhan Ersahin tenor Doug Wieselman guitar, Michael Kiaer bass, Juni Booth bass

28th Giacomo Merega
Dakar Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Giacomo Merega bass, Tommy Crane drums, Noah Kaplan tenor

30th Paper Lemmings
Monkey Town, Brooklyn
Chamber music by Jay Vilnia

August 2009

10th Stacken / Knuffke duo
Cornelia st café, Manhattan
Jesse Stacken piano, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

11th Trumpet Trio
Douglass St, Brooklyn
Rich Johnson trumpet, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Russ Johnson trumpet

20th Jeff Davis Band
Tea Lounge, Brooklyn
Jeff Davis drums and compositions, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Tony Barba tenor, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, bass Matt Pavolka

September 2009

11th Stacken/Knuffke duo
I- BEAM Brooklyn
Jesse Stacken piano, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

16th Sam Micken’s Show Band
Cake Shop, Manhattan
Sam Mickens vocals, Mike Pride drums, Alex Marcelo keys, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Jon Irobagon Jonathan Moritz Josh Sinton saxes, Kirk Knuffke trumpet Jesse Krakow bass

19th Clean Feed Records Festival presents The Kirk Knuffke Quartet
The Cornelia Connely Center, Manhattan
Kirk Knuffke trumpet and compositions, Brian Drye trombone, Jeff Davis drums,  Reuben Radding bass

21st Nublu Orchestra with Butch Morris
Nublu, Manhattan
Butch Morris conduction, Kirk Knuffke trumpet,  Jonathan Haffner alto, Kenny Wollesen drums, Ilhan Ersahin tenor Jesse Murphy guitar, Michael Kiaer bass, Juni Booth bass

23rd Matt Wilson Quintet for a night
The Jazz Standard, Manhattan
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer reeds, Andrew D’angelo alto and bass clarinet, Kirk Knuffke trumpet Chris Lightcap bass

26th Lisle Ellis Stomping ground
Roulette, Manhattan
Bern Nix guitar, Bob Feldman tenor, Lisle Ellis bass and compositions, Brian Groder trumpet, Mike Mcguinness clarinet, Darius Jones alto
Angelica Sanchez piano, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

28th Knuffke / Drye Duo
GoodBye Blue Monday, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Brian Drye Trombone

October 2009

4th Bob Feldman Quartet
Bob Feldman tenor Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Lisle Ellis bass, Jay Rosen drums

8th Matt Wilson Quartet
University of Colorado - Boulder
Matt Wilson drums, paul Sikivie bass, Jeff Lederer tenor, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

10th Matt Wilson Quartet
Dazzle Jazz Colorado— 7:00 and 9:00PM 
Matt Wilson drums, Paul Sikivie bass, Jeff Lederer tenor, Kirk Knuffke trumpet  

11th Matt Wilson Quartet
Dazzle Jazz Colorado — 6:00 and 8:00PM     
Matt Wilson drums, Paul Sikivie bass, Jeff Lederer tenor, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

12th Matt Wilson Quartet
Metro State University Colorado
Matt Wilson drums, Kent McLagan bass, Jeff Lederer tenor, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

13th Matt Wilson Quartet
University of Washington 
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Jeff Lederer tenor, Kirk Knuffke trumpet   

14th Matt Wilson Quartet
Roosevelt High School
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Jeff Lederer tenor, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

15th Matt Wilson Quartet at The Seasons— 7:30 PM
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Jeff Lederer tenor, Kirk Knuffke trumpet   

18th EarShot Jazz Festival
Seattle Art Museum, Washington
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Jeff Lederer tenor, Kirk Knuffke trumpet   

19th Matt Wilson Quartet 
The Triple Door, Seattle
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Jeff Lederer tenor, Kirk Knuffke trumpet

23rd Stacken Knuffke Duo
Bloomingdale School of Music, Manhattan
Jesse Stacken piano, Kirk Knuffke trumpet playing music by Tristano and Mingus

28th Jason Stein Trio
Local 269, Manhattan
Jason Stein bass clarinet, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Mike Pride drums

30th and 31st Ideal Bread Records!
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Reuben Radding bass Tomas Fujiwara drums
Music by Steve Lacy

31st Lisle Ellis Stomping Ground
The Stone, Manhattan
Lisle Ellis bass and compositions, Darius Jones Patrick Brennan altos, Bob Feldman tenor, Bern Nix guitar, Angelica Sanchez piano, Kirk Knuffke Brian Groder trumpets,

November 2009

3rd Terry McManus and friends
Dakar, Brooklyn
Terry McManus guitar, Jon Irobagon alto, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Chris Tordini bass,  Juan Pablo Carletti drums, Ben Gerstein trombone

5th James Ilgenfritz Quintet
Dakar, Brooklyn
James Ilgenfritz bass and compositions, Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke trumpet, Ryan Blotnick guitar, Jeff Davis drums

7th Ignite a noise brass quartet
I-beam Brooklyn
Rich Johnson Kirk Knuffke trumpets, Brian Drye Curtis Hasselbring trombones

8th Stacken Knuffke Duo CD release for SteepleChase Records!
Cornelia st café, Manhattan
Jesse Stacken piano Kirk Knuffke trumpet

12th Kirk Knuffke Trio
1st annual Nublu Jazz Festival!
Nublu, Manhattan
Kirk Knuffke trumpet and compositions, Lisle Ellis bass, Kenny Wollesen drums

21st Lisle Ellis Stomping Ground
Zebulon, Brooklyn
Lisle Ellis bass and compositions, Darius Jones Patrick Brennan altos, Bob Feldman tenor, Bern Nix guitar, Angelica Sanchez piano, Kirk Knuffke Brian Groder trumpets,