Gig Archive 2013

January 2013

 

3rd Knuffke Drye Duo
Lark Cafe, NYC
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone

7th Max Johnson Trio
Shapeshifter Lab, NYC
Max Johnson bass and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz drums
and

Lionmouth
Jeff Davis drums, Simon Jermyn bass, Jesse Stacken piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet

12th Garth Stevenson Quartet
Rivington Hotel, NYC
Garth Stevenson bass, Ziv Ravitz drums, Jeremy Udden alto. Kirk Knuffke cornet

13th Matt Wilson Quartet
Westport Connecticut arts center
Matt Wilson drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds, Chris Lightcap bass

Ideal Bread East Coast Tour

17th The Lilypad
Cambridge Mass

18th Meeting House
North Hampton Conn

19th Woodfords Church
Portland Maine

Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Adam Hopkins bass.  Music of Steve Lacy

22nd Knuffke Stacken Duo Recording
Tedesco Studios New Jersey
Recording the music of Bill Evans and Carla Bley for Steeplechase Records of Denmark
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jesse Stacken piano

26th Denver General
Sycamore NYC
Jeff Davis drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar

29th Matt Wilson quartet plus Medeski Records!
Maggies Farm, Penn
Recording for Palmetto Records
Matt Wilson drums, John Medeski piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds, Chris Lightcap bass

 

February 2013

 

Federico Ughi Quartet Italian Tour
1st and 2nd Rome
28 Divino

3rd Forli
Area Sismica

6th Pisa
Jazz Wide

Federico Ughi drums and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, David Schnug alto, Max Johnson bass

16th Ted Brown Freewheeling Sextet
I-Beam NYC
Ted Brown tenor and compositions, Brad Linde tenor, John Hebert bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Deric Dickens drums Dan Tepfer piano
 and 

The Music of Freddie Redd
Brad Linde tenor, John Hebert bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Deric Dickens drums Dan Tepfer piano, Jeff Lederer alto

17th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Barbes, NYC
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, John O'Gallager alto. Curtis Hasselbring trombone, Jochen Rueckert drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

26th Final Mixing of Jeff Lederers Swing 'n Dix
with Engineer Jon Rosenberg
CD out in June!

March 2013

 

6th Knuffke Pride Duo
ShapeShifter Labs, NYC
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mike Pride drums

10th Petr Cancura's Little Big Sound
Sycamore, NYC
Petr Cancura tenor, Brian Drye baritone horn, Jeremy Udden alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Annie Lynch vocal

13th Federico Ughi Quartet
Sycamore, NYC
Federico Ughi drums and compositions, James Brandon-Lewis tenor, Dan Fabricatore bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

17th Duo Recording with Jamie Saft
Potterville International Sound
Jamie Saft piano, rhodes and surprises, Kirk Knuffke cornet

23rd Max Johnson Trio
I-Beam NYC
Max Johnson bass and compositions, Ziv Ravitz drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

24th Ideal Bread
Douglas Steet Music Collective, NYC
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums, music of Steve Lacy

27th Marika Hughes
Barbes, NYC
Marika Hughes cello and voice, Kirk Knuffke cornet, others tba

29th Jeff Davis Quintet 
Live recording for Fresh Sound Records
Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC
Jeff Davis drums and compositions, Eivind Opsvik bass, Russ Lossing piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Oscar Noriega alto and clarinets

April 2013

 

9th Knuffke Pride Duo CD Release party!
Korzo , Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mike Pride drums

10th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Barbes, Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Ben Perowsky drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Loren Stillman alto, Jacob Garchik trombone

17th Ideal Bread
Barbes, Brooklyn
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Stephan Crump bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums

19th Denver General
Recording! at Tedesco Studios
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Davis drums, Jonathan Goldberger guitar

21st is Kirks Birthday!!!  2 gigs in 2 places

8pm Petr Cancura's Down Home
Shape Shifter, Brooklyn
Petr Cancura tenor and banjo, Garth Stevenson bass,  Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Tyshawn Sorey drums

10pm Kirk Knuffke Birthday Trio 
Nublu, Manhattan
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mark Helias bass, Bill Goodwin drums

24th Large Detective
Seeds, Brooklyn
Curtis Hasselbring tromebone, Simon Jermyn bass, Vinnie Sperrazza drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

25th Guest Artist at Fairfield Univ
Fairfield University, Connecticut
Kirk Knuffke on cornet guests with the Univ Band!

27th Mike Baggetta Quartet
Flushing Town Hall, Queens
Mike Baggetta guitar, Matt Pavolka bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mike Pride drums

30th Knuffke Drye duo
Spectrum, Manhattan
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone

May 2013


2nd to 8th Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom tour!
With Allison Miller drums and compositions, Myra Melford piano, Todd Sickafoose bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

2nd, The Falcon, Marboro NY

3rd The Strathmore Mansion, Rockville MD

4th Shepherdstown Opera House, Shepherdstown WV

5th Arts Block Cafe, Greenfield MA

8th 92 st, YTribeca NY

13th Max Johnson trio
Sycamore Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz drums

17th Michael Bisio Aquartet
House Concert, Brooklyn address tba
Michael Bisio bass and compositions, Art Bailey accordion, Michael Wimberly drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

18th Allison Miller Quartet
An Die Musik, Baltimore
Allison Miller drums, Dan Tepfer piano, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

24th Federico Ughi Quartet
I-Beam Brooklyn
Federico Ughi drums and compositions, Dave Schnug alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Dan Fabricatore bass

28th Max Johnson trio
Korzo Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz drums

29th Max Johnson trio
Recording!
Max Johnson bass and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz drums

31st Petr Cancura Down Home Quartet Tour
Mercury Lounge, Ottawa Canada
Petr Cancura saxes and Banjo, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Richie Barshay drums, Garth Stevenson bass

 

June 2013



1st to 3rd Petr Cancura Down Home Tour continues 
Petr Cancura saxes and Banjo, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Richie Barshay drums, Garth Stevenson bass

1st Carleton University
Ottawa Canada

2nd and 3rd Burlington Jazz Festival
Burlington VT

5th Swing N' Dix CD Release
Cornelia Street Cafe, Manhattan
Jeff Lederer reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Bob Stewart tuba, Matt Wilson drums

7th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Recording!
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Mark Ferber drums, Loren Stillman alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jacob Garchik trombone

9th Allison Miller Quartet
Pittsburgh Live Jazz Festival
Allison Miller drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Donny McCaslin tenor, Kirk Knuffke cornet

10th Denver General
Muchmores, Brooklyn
Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Jeff Davis drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

13th David Ullman band
I-Beam Brooklyn
David Ullman guitar, Loren Stillman alto, Michael McGinnis reeds, Chris Dingman vibes,  Gary Wang bass, Vinnie Sperazza drums, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet

16th Billy Newman Sextet
Cornelia St Cafe, Manhattan
Billy Newman, Michael Attias reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet, others tba

23rd Knoche Gerstein Knuffke
Downtown Music Gallery, Manhattan
Christof Knoche bass clarinet, Ben Gerstein trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet

24th Federico Ughi Quartet
Muchmores, Brooklyn
Federico Ughi drums, David Schnug alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet

26th Bizingas
Barbes,  Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombone and compositions, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Ches Smith drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

27th Andrew D'angelo Big Band
Shapeshifer, Brooklyn
Andrew D'angelo alto and compositions,  Josh Roseman Brian Dyre trombones, Senaca Black Jacob Wick trumpets, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Marcus Rojas tuba, Bill McHenry tenor, more tba!

28th Kirk Knuffke Big Wig Trio!
Douglass St. Music collective, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet and compositions, Brian Drye keyborads and trombone, Jeff Davis snare drum and cymbals

July 2013

7th to 12th Maine Jazz camp
Farmington Maine
Nightly faculty concerts! with John O'gallager alto, Frank Karlberg piano, Mike Sarin drums, Pascal Niggenkemper bass

13th David Ullman Sextet
I-Beam, Brooklyn
David Ullman guitar and compositions, Gary Wang bass, Vinnie Sperazza drums, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet,  Mike Mcginnis clarinet, Chris Dingman vibes

14th Knuffke Drye duo
Ze Couch, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone

16th Evan Tighe Quintet
Douglass St. music collective, Brooklyn
Evan Tighe drums and compositions, Anna Webber sax and flute, Jessica Pavone viola, Richard Giddens bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

22nd Rachel Friedman Recording session
Brooklyn, Rachels first record and its killing!
Rachel Friedman vocal guitar and compositions, Allison Miller drums, Todd Sickafoose bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

28th Kirk Knuffke quintet
Nublu, Manhattan
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Micheal Attias saxophone, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Simon Jermyn bass, Devin Grey drums

August 2013

2nd Sifter CD Release!

Neighborhood church, Manhattan
Mary Halvorson guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Matt Wilson drums, compositions by all!
 
13th Ideal Bread
I Beam, Brooklyn
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums, the music of Steve Lacy
 
14th Ideal Bread
I Beam, Brooklyn
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums, the music of Steve Lacy
 
15th to 18th Ideal Bread recording session!
4days, recording all of Lacy's compositions from the "Scratching the seventies" boxset, this will be a double disc set on Cuneiform records
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums 
 
24th Allison Miller Boom tic Boom
American music festival, Florence Colorado
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Myra Melford piano, Todd Sickafoose bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

August 26th to September 23rd, off to Italy!


September 2013

24th Matt Pavolka Horns Band

Barbes, Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Loren Stillman alto, Jacob Garchik trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet

 
24th Drunken Sailor
Korzo, Brooklyn
Jeff Lederer tenor and soprano, Petr Cancura tenor, Brian Drye trombone and baritone horn, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Allison Miller concert bass drum.  Sea Shanties and Albert Ayler tunes!

29th Bisio Accortet
In Gardens Series, Manhattan
Michael Bisio bass and compositions, Art Bailey accordion, Kirk Knuffke cornet

October 2013

 
3rd Allison Miller Boom tic Boom
Albakerky New Mexico
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Myra Melford piano, Todd Sickafoose bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
4th Allison Miller Boom tic Boom
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Myra Melford piano, Todd Sickafoose bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
6th Nublu Orchestra, with guest conductor Jameel Moondoc
Nublu, Manhattan
Ilhan Ershahin tenor, Kirk Knuffke cornet, others tba
 
8th to 10th Creative Music Workshop!
Big Indian NY
Very excited to teach at this years workshop alongside Karl Berger, Vijay Iyer, Cyro Baptista, Peter Apfelbaum, Tony Malaby, Jason Hwang, Tom Rainey, Kenny Wessel, Steve Gorn, Harvey Sorgen, Mark Helias, Thomas Buckner and Omar Tamez!
 
23rd to 26th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Seeds, Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Mark Ferber drums, Loren Stillman alto, Jacob Garchik trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet
A Four Night Residency!

25th Kirk Knuffke Trio!!!
Le Poisson Rouge, Manhattan
Kirk Knuffke cornet and compositions, Mark Helias bass, Bill Goodwin drums

27 Nublu Orchestra, with guest conductor Jameel Moondoc
Nublu, Manhattan
Ilhan Ershahin tenor, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brandon Ross guitar, other tba
 

November 2013

 
1st to 3rd Ideal Bread on the road
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums, the music of Steve Lacy
 
1st Philadelphia Penn

2nd Baltimore MD
 
3rd Asheville NC
 
8th to 10th Matt Wilson Quartet
Mexico City, Mexico
Matt Wilson Drums, Jeff Lederer reeds, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet


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

22nd Karl Berger's Improviser's Orchestra
El Taller, Manhattan

30th Knuffke Drye duo
1 2 3 series in Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone

 

December 2013

1st Knuffke Pride Duo
Cornelia Street Cafe, Manhattan
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mike Pride drums

3rd Chris Welcome group
Spectrum, Manhattan
Chris Welcome guitar and compositions, Jonathan Moritz saxophones, 
Jesse Stacken piano, Mike Pride percussion, Kirk Knuffke cornet

7th Blues DeKonstruk
Nublu Jazz Festival, Nublu Manhattan
Christof Knoche bass clarinet and Harmonica, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Miles Okazaki guitar,
Zach Lober bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums

11th Knuffke Fonda Sorgen Trio
Shapeshifer, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Joe Fonda bass, Harvey Sorgen drums

12th Howard Fishman Band
Radegast, Williamsburg

13th Howard Fishman Band
Barbes, Brooklyn

18th-19th Duo recording with Karl Berger!
Woodstock, NY
Karl Berger vibrophone, Kirk Knuffke cornet