Gig Archive 2012

January 2012

 

2nd Wiliam Parker "Sound Band"
Clemete Soto Valez, NYC
William Parker bass and conduction, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Nicole Federicci viola, others tba

5th Bizingas
The Cake Shop, NYC
Brian Drye trombone and composition, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Ches Smith drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

7th Matt Willson quartet plus Strings
The Bitter End, NYC winter Jazz Festival
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Jeff Leferer reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Plus Strings- Sky Steele violin, Felicia Wilson violin, Nicole Federicci viola, Alisa Horn cello

7th Sifter
Kenny's Castaways, NYC Winter Jazz Festival
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Matt Wilson drums, Mary Halvorson guitar

8th Gauci/Filiano/Knuffke
Douglass St. Music Collective, Brooklyn
Steven Gauci saxophone, Ken Filiano bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

10th Andy Biskin IBID
Barbes, Brooklyn
Andy Biskin clarinet and compositions, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet Jeff Davis drums

13th Max Johnson Trio
I-Beam, Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Tomas Fujiwara drums

20th and 21st Recording Petr Cancura’s “Downhome”!
Petr Cancura sax strings and composition, Garth Stevensen bass, Richie Barshay drums, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet

22nd Recording for SteepleChase Records!
Kirk Knuffke cornet and compositions, Billy Hart drums, Michael Formanek bass, Russ Lossing piano

25th Denver General 
Seeds, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Jeff Davis drums

28th Recording with Chris Welcome
Chris Welcome guitar and composition, Kirk Knuffke cornet, others tba

30th Max Johnson trio
Clemente Soto Valez, NYC
Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

31st Merger (Premier!)
Korzo, Brooklyn
Andrew D’angelo alto and bass clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Kenny Wollesen drums, Ben Street bass

 

February 2012




3rd Satie Trio
Freddies backroom, Brooklyn
Mike Baggetta guitar, Jeff Davis drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, the music of Erik Satie

9th Merger
The Tea Lounge, Brooklyn
Andrew D’angelo alto saxophone and bass clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Kenny Wollesen drums, Ben Street bass

14th Max Johnson trio
The Gaslight, nyc
Max Johnson bass, Ziv Ravitz drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

16th to 18th  Matt Wilson Quartet Artist Residency
Friends University, Wichita Kansas
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer reeds. Paul Sikivie bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

19th Max Johnson trio
Barbes, Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass, Ziv Ravitz drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

20th 21st Recording Max Johnson Trio
Max Johnson bass, Ziv Ravitz drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

22nd Kirk Knuffke Trio +1
Barbes, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet and compositions, Brian Drye trombone, Jeff Davis drums, Andrew D'angelo saxophone

25th Noah Garabedian Sextet
Cornelia St. Cafe, Manhattan 7pm
then
Andrew D'angelo Asked Brass
Douglass St. Music collective in Brooklyn
Andrews's new  composition for brass ans bass clarinet 10pm



March 2012



1st Jeff Davis Band
I-Beam Brooklyn
Jeff Davis drums and compositions, Eivind OPsvik bass, Jonathan Goldberger guitar,  Jesse Stacken keyboards, Kirk Knuffke cornet

3rd Denver General
The Firehouse, nyc
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Davis drums, Jonathan Goldberger guitar

5th Elliot Sharp and the Sound Band
Elliot Sharp guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornet, many more

15th Merger
The Tea Lounge, Brooklyn
Andrew D'angelo alto and bass clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ben Street bass, Kenny Wolessen drums

22nd Merger
New Hampshire Jazz Center
Andrew D'angelo alto and bass clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cor Ross Gallagher bass, Kenny Wolessen drums

23rd Jermyn-Hasselbring-Knuffke-Sperrazza
I-Beam Brooklyn
Simon Jermyn electric bass, Curtis Hasselbring trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Vinnie Sperrazza drums

24th Mary Havorson Septet
The Kitchen nyc
Mary Halvorson guitar and compositions, John Hebert bass, Tom Rainey drums, Greg Ward alto, Ingrid Laubrock tenor, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jacob Garchik trombone

31st Andrew D'angelo Big Band- plays the Kennedy Center!
Millenium Stage, Washington DC
Andrew D'angelo alto and compositions. Jeremy Udden, Josh Sinton Bill McHenry saxes, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jacob Wick and Seneca Black trumpets, Josh Roseman, Brian Drye Andy Clausen trombones, Noah Garabedian bass, Mike Pride drums



April 2012

 

4th thru 9th Deric Dicken’s Speed Date
Midwest tour 
Chicago IL.
Madison WI.  April, 5
St. Paul MN.  April, 6

10th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Loren Stillman alto, Jacob Garchik trombone, Mark Ferber drums Kirk Knuffke cornet

20th Agbabian Knuffke Duo
Cafe Orwell, Brooklyn
Areni Agbabian voice, Kirk Knuffke cornet

22nd Merega Knuffke Drye
Downtown music gallery, nyc
Giacomo Merega bass, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, solos and trio

24th IBID
Barbes Brooklyn
Andy Biskin clarinet and compositions, Brian Drye trombone, KIrk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Davis drums

26th Matt Wilson Quartet through the ages
Smalls NYC
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Chris Lightcap bass, plus past members Joel Frahm tenor and Andrew D’angelo alto!


May 2012



1st  Merger
The Tea Lounge, Brooklyn
Andrew D'angelo alto and bass clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ben Street bass, Bill Goodwin drums

7th Sound Band with Karen Borca
Clemente Soto Velez
Karen Borca bassoon, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Tor Snyder guitar many more.  A tribute to Jimmy Lyons

9th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Loren Stillman alto, Jacob Garchik trombone, Mark Ferber drums Kirk Knuffke cornet

11th Denver General
I-beam Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Jeff Davis drums
then with:
Andrew D'angelo improvisations with many special guests
58 North 6th brooklyn

12th Stacken Knuffke duo
I-beam brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet Jesse Stacken piano

18th Stacken Knuffke duo
Bloomingdale school of music, nyc
Kirk Knuffke cornet Jesse Stacken piano

19th Frank Carlberg Big Band
Douglass st. music collecetive
Persons tba

Andrew D'angelo Bigband goes to Europe!  
25th Bimhaus, Amsterdam
26th Moers Jazz festival, Dusseldorf 
Andrew D'angelo alto and compositions. Jeremy Udden, Josh Sinton Bill McHenry saxes, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jacob Wick and John Carlson trumpets, Josh Roseman, Brian Drye, Ryan Snow trombones, Trevor Dunn bass,  Ben Monder guitar, Dan Weiss drums

31st Tivoli Gardens 
Copenhagen
Kreston Osgood drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet,  Sam Yahel organ


June 2012



1st to 10th 
touring Germany with Ludger Hennig and Markus Markowski
Breman, Berlin, Frieberg, Dresden, Leipzig

 

July 2012



5th Large Detective
Shapeshifer Lab, Brooklyn
Curtis Hasselbring trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Simon Jermyn bass, Vinnie Sperazza drums

6th Mark Helias Quartet
Cornelia st, Cafe
Mark Helias bass and compositions, Tim Berne alto Saxophone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mark Ferber drums

9th to 15th Maine Jazz Camp
University of Maine at Farmington
Teaching all week as well as nightly faculty concerst with
John O'Gallagher alto saxophone,  Frank Carlberg piano,  Mark Ferber drums, Matt Pavolka bass, Kenny Wessel guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornet

17th Bizingas
I-beam Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombone and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar,  Jason Nazary drums

17th IBID
I-beam Brooklyn
Andy Biskin clarinet and compositions, KIrk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Davis drums, Brian Drye trombone

18th Michael Blake Quintet
WKCR Live recording
Michael Blake tenor saxophone and compositions, Michael Bates bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet,  Greg Richie drums, Landon Knoblock keyboards

19th and 20th IBID recording
Systems Two, Brooklyn
Andy Biskin clarinet and compositions, KIrk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Davis drums, Brian Drye trombone

19th Walter and Johnson 
I-beam, Brooklyn
Weasel Walter drums, Max Johnson bass, Ken Filiano bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

24th Bizingas
I-beam Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombone and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Chad Taylor drums

24th Michael Blake Quintet
Korzo Brooklyn
Michael Blake tenor saxophone and compositions, Michael Bates bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet,  Danny Freedman drums, Landon Knoblock keyboards

31st Bizingas
I-beam Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombone and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Chad Taylor drums



August 2012



2nd Ideal Bread Duo
Douglass St. Music Collective Brooklyn
Josh Sinton Bari Sax, Kirk Knuffke cornet, playing the music of Steve Lacy

4th Kirk Knuffke Solo
Douglass St. Music Collective Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet

6th Knuffke Drye Duo
WKCR Live Recording
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone

7th Stacken Knuffke duo plus Kenny Wollesen
Korzo, Brooklyn
Jesse Stacken piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Kenny Wollesen drums
Celebrating the release of "Like a Tree" on SteepleChase Records!

13th Ideal Bread
Sycamore, Brooklyn
Josh Sinton Baritone sax, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Tomas Fujiwara drums. Richard Giddens bass
Music of Steve Lacy

15th Denver General
Jeff Davis drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar

16th Sephen Gauci Quintet
121 Ludlow st. Manhattan
Stephen Gauci saxophone and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Art Bailey piano, Michael Bisio bass

20th Bill Goodwin's Orntette
Dizzy's, Manhattan
Bill Goodwin drums, Adam Neiwood C-melody saxophone, Tony Marino bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

23rd Chris Morrissey
Rockwood Music Hall, Manhattan
Chris Morrissey bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jon Cowherd, Dan Rieser

28th Jeff Lederer Swing 'N Dix
Korzo, Brooklyn
Jeff Lederer reeds and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Matt Wilson drums Bob Stewart tuba

30th Jeff Lederer Swing 'N Dix Recording!
Avatar Studios, Manhattan
Jeff Lederer reeds and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Matt Wilson drums Bob Stewart tuba

 

September 2012


1st Rob Garcia trio

Cornelia st, cafe, Manhattan
Rob Garcia drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mary Halvorson guitar

6th Stacken Knuffke duo
I-beam Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet,  Jesse Stacken piano

7th Federico Ughi Quartet
Shrine, Manhattan
Federico Ughi drums and compositions, David Schnug alto. Kirk Knuffke cornet,  Max Johnson bass

8th Stephanie Richards Brass Ensemble 
Janes Carousel, Brooklyn
Stephanie Richards, Ben Holmes, Kirk Knuffke trumpets,  Jen Baker, Brian Drye trombones, Nick Jenkins, Andrew Munsey, Kenny Wollesen drums 

17th Merger
Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn
Andrew D'angelo alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ben Street bass, Kenny Wollesen drums

19th Denver General
Barbes, Brooklyn
 KIrk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Davis drums, Jonathan Goldberger guitar

22nd Stephen Gauci Quintet
I-beam, Brooklyn
Stephen Gauci saxophone and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Art Bailey piano, Michael Bisio bass

24th Ideal Bread
Petes Candy Store, Brooklyn
Josh Sinton Bari sax, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Richard Giddens bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums

30th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Barbes, Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, John O'Gallager alto sax, Jacob Garchik trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mark Ferber drums

 

October 2012


1st Denver General
,
Sycamore, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Davis drums, Jonathan Goldberger guitar

3rd Allison MillerQuartet
Seeds, Brooklyn
Allison Miller drums, Rene Hart bass, Jeff Lederer saxophone, Kirk Knuffke cornet

9th IBID
Barbes Brooklyn
Andy Biskin clarinet and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Davis drums, Brian Drye trombone

10th DNA Big Band
Shapeshifter, Brooklyn 
Andrew D'Angelo saxophone and composition, Josh Sinton, Greg Ward, Bill McHenry, saxophones,  Brian Drye, Josh Roseman, Andy Clausen trombones, Seneca Black, John Carlson, trumpets, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ben Monder guitar, Dan Weiss, drums

12th Myra Melford Snowy Egret
Angel City Jazz Festival in LA
Myra Melford piano,  Tyshawn Sorey drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet,  Liberty Ellman guitar, Stomu Takeishi bass

14th Knuffke Drye Duo
2 pm, Vision Festival in garden series, 6BC garden, Manhattan
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone 

14th Deric Dickens Trio
I-Beam, Brooklyn
Deric Dickens drums, Jesse Lewis guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornet

17th Ideal Bread
Seeds, Brooklyn
Josh Sinton bari sax, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Richard Giddens bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums

19th Merger
Cornelia st cafe. Manhattan
Andrew D'angelo alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ben Street bass, tba drums

20th Deric Dickens Trio
Recording at Maggies Farm
Deric Dickens drums, Jesse Lewis guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornet

26th Knuffke Pride Duo
Location TBA
Mike Pride drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet 



November 2012

8th Max Johnson
The Stone, Manhattan
Max Johnson bass and composition, Ziv Ravitz drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

10th Knuffke Stacken Goodwin
Central Park Jazz and Colors Festival, Manhattan
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jesse Stacken piano, Bill Goodwin drums  

11th Michael Blake Band
Jazz Standard, Manhattan
Michael Blake tenor sax, Michael Bates bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Landon Knoblock piano, Ryan Blotnick guitar, Greg Richie drums

13th Freddie Redd Quintet & Sextet
An Die Musik Baltimore
Freddie Redd piano, Matt Wilson drums, Michael Formenek bass, Brad Linde saxophone, Jeff Lederer saxophone, Kirk Knuffke cornet

15th Kirk Knuffke and Bill Goodwin Duo
Ditmas Acoustic Series Brooklyn
Bill Goodwin drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

19th Jeff Davis Band
Shapeshifter, Brooklyn
Jeff Davis drums and composition, Eivind Opsvik bass, Russ Lossing piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar 

20th Federico Ughi Quartet
Spectrum, Manhatthan
Federico Ughi drums, James Brandon-Lewis tenor, Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

21st Swing' n' Dix
Barbes, Brooklyn
Jeff Lederer reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Matt Wilson drums, Bob Stewart tuba

26th Federico Ughi Quartet
Zebulon, Brooklyn
Federico Ughi drums, Dave Schnug alto, Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

27th Ideal Bread 
Shapeshifter, Brooklyn
Josh Sinton bari sax, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Richard Giddens bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums 

28th Davis/Knuffke/Lossing
I-Beam Brooklyn 
Jeff Davis drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Russ Lossing piano

 

December 2012

 2nd Ted Brown Kirk Knuffke Quartet
The Drawing Room, Brooklyn
Ted Brown saxophone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Chris Lightcap bass, Matt Wilson drums 

11th Ideal Bread
Korzo, Brooklyn
Josh Sinton bari sax, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Richard Giddens bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums 

19th Kirk Knuffke Doug Anderson Trio
Boulder Colorado
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Doug Anderson bass, drums TBA

26th Kirk Knuffke Doug Anderson Jeff Davis Trio
Dazzel, Denver
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Doug Anderson bass, Jeff Davis drums