Gig Archive 2011

January 2011

7th Chris Lightcap's Big Mouth
Winter Jazz festival, Kenny's Castaways NYC
Chris Lightcap bass/compositions, Gerald Cleaver drums, Chris Cheek and Jeff Lederer saxophones, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Craig Taborn rhodes

8th Kirk Knuffke quartet
Winter Jazz festival, Kenny's Castaways NYC
Kirk Knuffke cornet/compositions, Brian Drye trombone, Jeff Davis drums, Mark Helias bass

13th Jeff Davis band
Cornelia St. Cafe NYC
Jeff Davis drums/compositions, Tony Malaby saxophones, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Matt Pavolk bass, Jonathan Goldberger guitar

21st Andrew D'angelo Bigband studio recoding and live concert
58 N. 6th Media Labs NYC
Andrew D'angelo alto/compositions Jeremy Udden alto, Bill McHenry tenor, Josh Sinton bari,  Trevor Dunn bass, Dan Weiss drums, Sasha Brown guitar, John Carlson and Jacob Wick trumpets, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye, Josh Roseman and Ryan Snow trombones, Nicole Federici viola

22nd Andrew D'angelo Bigband studio recoding and live concert
58 N. 6th Media Labs NYC
Andrew D'angelo alto/compositions Jeremy Udden alto, Bill McHenry tenor, Josh Sinton bari,  Chris Tordini bass, Dan Weiss drums, Sasha Brown guitar, John Carlson and Jacob Wick trumpets, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye, Josh Roseman and Ryan Snow trombones, Nicole Federici viola

30th Mike Baggetta trio
Downtown Music Gallery, NYC
Mike Baggetta guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Davis drums

February 2011

5th Kirk Jones Quintet
Univ. of the Streets NYC
Darius Jones alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Angelica Sanchez piano, Sean Conly bass, Nick Anderson drums

6th Stacken Knuffke Duo plus Kenny Wollesen 3rd recording session!
Knoop Studios NJ
Jesse Stacken piano Kirk Knuffke cornet, Kenny Wollesen drums for Steeple Chase records

10th Bill Goodwin Quartet plus Kirk Knuffke
The Dear Head Inn NJ
Bill Goodwin drums, Adam Neiwood tenor, Chris Higgins bass, Bill Washer guitar Kirk Knuffke cornet

15th Kirk Knuffke trio
Korzo Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet/compositions, Pascal Niggenkemper bass, Jeff Davis drums

18th Stacken Knuffke duo
Brookyn Conservatory NYC 8pm
Jesse Stacken piano Kirk Knuffke cornet

20th Matt Wilson Quartet
Long Island Winter Jazz fest
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Jeff Lederer reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet

21st Nublu Orch concucted by Butch Morris
nublu NYC

28th Nublu Orch concucted by Butch Morris
nublu NYC

March 2011

3rd Lisle Ellis
The Stone, NYC
Lisle Ellis Bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Groder trumpet, Michael McGinnis and Bob Feldman reeds, Nazo Zakkak piano

11th Petr Cancura's Downhome
Barbes Brooklyn NYC
Petr Cancura tenor, KIrk Knuffke cornet, Garth Stevenson bass, Jeremy Udden alto, Brian Drye trombone, Jesse Lewis guitar

12th Chris Schlarb
Church of the Advent Hope NYC

15th Knuffke Drye duo
DSMC NYC
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone

18th Mary Halvorson Quintet
Barbes Brookyn NYC
Mary Halvorson guitar/compostions, Jon Irobagon alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, John Hebert bass, Ches Smith drums

19th James Igenfritz
Chamber Works NYC
James Ilgenfritz bass/ compositions, Leah Paul flute, Chris Dingman vibes, Kirk Knuffke cornet

20th HKM+Knuffke and Gerstien
DSMC nyc
HKM Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ben Gerstein trombone, Christof Knoche bass clarinet, Ludger Hennig and Markus Markowski electronics

22nd and 24th Studio recording with HKM+ Knuffke!
NYC
HKM Kirk Knuffke cornet, Christof Knoche bass clarinet, Ludger Hennig and Markus Markowski electronics

29th Andrew D'angelo Big Band
Littlefield NYC
Andrew D'angelo alto/compositions Jeremy Udden alto, Bill McHenry tenor, Josh Sinton bari,  Chris Tordini  bass, Dan Weiss drums, Sasha Brown guitar, John Carlson and Jacob Wick trumpets, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye, Josh Roseman and Ryan Snow trombones, Nicole Federici viola

April 2011

2nd Irene Aebi and friends
Duoglas street music collective, Brooklyn
Irene Aebi vocal, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeremy Udden soprano, Josh Sinton bari, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Pascal Niggenkemper bass

7th Duo recording w/ Deric Dickens
The Bunker, Brooklyn
Deric records duos with myself and Jeff Lederer, Matt Wilson Jeremy Udden and others

13th Federico Ughi trio plus Kirk Knuffke
The Brooklyn Lyceum
David Schnug - sax,Kirk Knuffke - cornet, Max Johnson - bass, Federico Ughi - drums

22nd Lionmouth
I-beam brooklyn
Jesse Stacken piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Davis drums,  Simon Jermyn bass

28th Federico Ughi trio plus Kirk Knuffke
Freddies back room, Brooklyn
Federico Ughi drums and compositions, Dave Schnug alto, Max Johnson bass

30th Darcy James Argue Secret Society
Western Conn State Univ
Bigband!

May 2011

8th Stacken Knuffke duo CD Release!!!
Cornelia Street cafe, nyc
Jesse Stacken piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet,  release for Steeplechase records "Orange was the color"  the music of Charles Mingus

17th Bizingas
Littlefield, Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombon and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, drums Ches Smith

18th Satie trio
The Grotto, nyc
Mike Baggetta guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Davis drums (music of Erik Satie)

19th Jon Irabagon large ensemble
recording, nyc

20th Knuffke and Pride
Douglas street music collective, Brooklyn
Mike Pride drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

21st Federico Ughi trio plus Kirk Knuffke
Buttonwood tree, Connecticut
David Schnug - sax Kirk Knuffke - cornet Max Johnson - bass Federico Ughi - drums

26th Jeff Davis band
Cornelia St. Cafe NYC
Jeff Davis drums/compositions, Tony Malaby saxophones, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Matt Pavolka bass, Jonathan Goldberger guitar

27th Matt Wilson Topsy Turvy
Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Streetperforming arts center NYC
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Tia Fuller alto, Jeff Lederer tenor, Vijay Iyer piano, Curtis Folkes trombone, KIirk Knuffke cornet

29th Recording with Mary LaRose
Systems 2 Brooklyn
Mary Larose vocal, Brooklyn Rider string quartet, Jeff Lederer reeds and arrangments

June 2011

1st SIFTER (New Trio!)
Cornelia St. Cafe nyc
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mary Halvorson guitar, Matt Wilson drums

4th Kirk Knuffke duo
Cafe Orwell Bushwick Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Deric Dickens drums

5th Matt Wilson Quartet plus friends
1st Pres Church, Baldwin NY
Matt Wilson drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds, bass tba, special guests Dave Lalama piano, Ami Cervini vocals

8th Josh Roseman workshop
58 N.6th Brooklyn
Josh Roseman, Jacob Garchik, Curtis Hasselbring trombones, Ted Poor drums, Noah Garabedian bass, Barney McCall piano, Nir Felder Guitar, Peter Apfelbaum tenor and drums, Myron Walden, Andrew D'angelo saxes, Kirk Knuffke Jacob Wick trumpets

10th Max Johnson trio
Cafe Orwell, Bushwick Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz drums

11th Josh Roseman King Froopy All Stars
Summer Stage!  Central park
Josh Roseman, Jacob Garchik, Curtis Hasselbring trombones, Ted Poor drums, Noah Garabedian bass, Barney McCall piano, Nir Felder Guitar, Peter Apfelbaum tenor and drums, Myron Walden, Andrew D'angelo saxes, Kirk Knuffke Jacob Wick trumpets

17th Crooked Trio plus me
Barbes, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye piano, Eivind Opsvik bass, Ches Smith drums

18th Jeff Davis Band
Red Hook Jazz Festival, Brooklyn
Jeff Davis drums/compositions, Oscar Noriega saxophone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Matt Pavolka bass, Jonathan Goldberger guitar

23rd Andrew D'angelo Big Band
Undead Jazz fest Sullivan Hall nyc
Andrew D'angelo alto/compositions Jeremy Udden alto, Bill McHenry tenor, Josh Sinton bari,  Reid Anderson bass, Dan Weiss drums, Sasha Brown guitar, John Carlson and Jacob Wick trumpets, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye, Josh Roseman and Ryan Snow trombones, Nicole Federici viola

24th Undead Duets
The Bell house , Brooklnn
Kirk Knuffke cornet Chris Speed Saxophone, Jamie Saft Keyboards

26th Bizingas
Undead JazzFest Public Assembly, Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombone and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, drums Ches Smith

29th David Ullman recording
Systems two, Brooklyn
David Ullman guitar/compositions, Brina Drye trombone, Vinne Sperrazza drums, Mike McGuinness reeds, Gary Wang bass, Loren Stillman alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet

July 2011

1st Federico Ughi Quartet
Cafe Orwell, Brooklyn
Federico Ughi drums, Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Dave Schnug sax

3rd The Stone curated by Cleanfeed Records
Steven Gauci saxophone Torbjörn Zetterberg bass. Kirk Knuffke cornet

7th Petr Cancura
Cornelia st cafe
Petr Cancura reeds and banjo, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Garth Stevenson bass, Tyshawn Sorey drums

10th to 16th Kirk Teaches at Maine Jazz Camp!
Faculty Mark Ferber drums, Matt Pavolka bass, Pete McCann guitar, Ben Waltzer piano, Dan Kaufman piano, Mike Fahie trombone, John O'Gallagher saxophone
nightly faculty concerts!

19th Max Johnson trio
Univ. of the Streets, Manhattan
Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz drums

20th Bizingas
Univ. of the Streets, Manhattan
Brian Drye trombone and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, drums Ches Smith

25th Max Johnson trio
Douglas Street Music collective, Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz drums

27th Max Johnson trio
Brooklyn Lyceum
Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz drums

28th Andy Biskin
Barbes, Brooklyn
Andy Biskin Clarinet and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone, Vinnie Sperazza drums

30th Knuffke Pride Duo
Cafe Orwell, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mike Pride drums

August 2011

3rd Stacken Knuffke Duo
NYU Summer Jazz Festival
Jesse Stacken piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet

7th Matt Wilson Quartet
Litchfield Jazz fest
Matt Wilson drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds Chris Lightcap bass

8th Max Johnson trio
Univ. of the Streets, Manhattan
Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mike Pride drums

13th Federico Ughi Quartet
Univ of the streets, nyc
Federico Ughi drums, sax tba, Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

17th Kirk Knuffke Quartet
Univ, of the streets nyc
Kirk Knuffke Cornet  and compositions, Brian Drye Trombone, Jeff Davis drums, Mark Helias bass

21st Federico Ughi 2 bass Hit
The Shrine, nyc
Federico Ughi drums, Max Johnson and Ed Schuller basses, Kirk Knuffke cornet

24th Knuffke Drye duo
seeds, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone

25th Knuffke/Welcome/Ughi
Cafe Orwell, brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Chris Welcome guitar, Federico Ughi drums

29th Jermyn/Knuffke/Rainey
Bar 4, brooklyn
Simon Jermyn electric bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Tom Rainey drums

31st Matt Pavolka Quintet
Seeds Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and tunes, Loran Stillman alto,  Jacob Garchik trombone, Mark Ferber drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

September 2011

4th Knuffke Pride duo
Local 269, nyc
Kirk Knuffke cornet,  Mike Pride drums

9th Federico Ughi Quartet
Recording session
Federico Ughi drums Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Dave Schnug alto

9th and 10th  Max Johnson Trio plus guests
i-Beam Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz drums Special guests Daniel Carter reeds,  Louis Belogenis saxophone, and Mark Whitcage alto

18th Ideal Bread
Douglas Streets Music Collective
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Richard Giddens bass

30th Mark Helias Parlance of our times
Cornelia Street cafe, nyc
Mark Helias bass and composition, Tim Berne alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mark Ferber drums

October 2011

Kirk curates in Oct! great music mon, tues wed, sat every week 8 and 10pm
ALL GIGS have been moved to 295 Douglass Street in Brooklyn

1st Bill Goodwins Orntette!
295 Douglass Street in Brooklyn, nyc
Bill Goodwin drums, Adam Neiwood c-melody sax, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Chris Higgins bass

2nd Duets with Max Johnson
Downtown Music Gallery, nyc
Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

4th Cristof Knoche "Blues DeKonstrukt":
295 Douglass Street in Brooklyn, nyc
Christof Knoche - Harmonica/Bass Clarinet, Kirk Knuffke - Cornet, Miles Okazaki - Guitar, Geoff Gersh - Guitar, Matt Pavolka - Bass, Satoshi Takeishi - Drums

8th Sifter
295 Douglass Street in Brooklyn, nyc 8pm
Kirk Knuffke Cornet, Matt Wilson drums, Mary Halvorson guitar

8th Bizingas
295 Douglass Street in Brooklyn, nyc 10pm
Brian Drye trombone and tunes, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ches Smith drums, Jon Goldberger guitar

11th Ideal Bread
295 Douglass Street in Brooklyn, nyc
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Richard Giddens bass

16th Matt Wilson Quartet
William Patterson Univ
Matt Wilson drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Chris Lightcap bass, Jeff Lederer reeds

17th Max Johnson trio
295 Douglass Street in Brooklyn, nyc
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Max Johnson bass, Ziv Ravits drums

18th Rich Johnson Ignite a Noise Quartet
295 Douglass Street in Brooklyn, nyc
Rich Johnson trumpet, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye and Curtis Hasselbring trombones

19th Petr Cancura's Open Sky
295 Douglass Street in Brooklyn, nyc
Petr Cancura - composition, banjo, sax, Kirk Knuffke - cornet, Jeremy Udden - alto sax, Brian Drye - trombone, Richie Barshay - drums, Jesse Lewis - guitar

25th Deric Dickens Speed Date
295 Douglass Street in Brooklyn, nyc
Deric Dickens drums, Jeff Lederer reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet

30th Andy Biskin's IBID
Barbes, brooklyn
Andy Biskin clarinet and tunes Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone, Vinnie Sperazza drums


November 2011

4th Sean Noonan Pavee's Dance
I-beam Brooklyn
Sean Noonan drums and composition, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Tom Swafford violin,

7th Sound Band with Sabir Mateen
Sabir Mateen conduction and saxophone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, others tba

8th Kirk Knuffke Septet!
Roulette Brooklyn, Winner of the roulette large ensamble grant
Kirk Knuffke cornet and compositions, Brian Drye and Jacob Garchik trombones, Alisa Horn cello, Doug Wieselman clarinet. Christof Knoche bass clarinet, Eivind
Opsvik bass

13th Max Johnson trio plus Steve Swell
Freddy's Backroom Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass, Ziv Ravitz drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Steve Swell trombone

15th Ideal Bread with Special Guest Roswell Rudd!
The Stone, nyc
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Roswell Rudd trombone, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Sean Conly bass

17th Uri Caine "Goldberg Variations
L'Astral, Montreal
Uri Caine piano, Jim Black drums, Chris Speed clarinet and tenor, Kirk Knuffke cornet

20th Ideal Bread
Cuneiform records festival, Baltimore location tba
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet,, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Sean Conly bass

21st Ideal Bread
Washington DC, location tba
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet,, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Sean Conlys bass

25th Crooked Duo
Barbes, Brooklyn
Brian Drye piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet, guest Jeff Lederer clarinet

28th Deric Dickens trio
Bar 4, Brooklyn
Deric Dickens drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jesse Lewis guitar

December 2011


5th Max Johnson Trio

Bar 4, Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

13th Matt Pavolka Horn's band
Korzo, Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Jochen Rueckert drums, Loren Stillman alto, Jacob Garchik trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet

15th Sean Noonans Pavee's Dance
DSMC, Brooklyn
Sean Noonan drums, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Oran Etkin clarinet, Tom Swafford violin

16th Max Johnson Trio plus special guests
I-beam, Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass, Ziv Ravitz drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet,  Guests: Louis Belogenus saxophones, Sam Kulik trombone

18th Recording for Relative Pitch Records
Brooklyn
Steven Gauci tenore saxophone, Ken Filiano bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet