Kirk Knuffke Trio

Kirk Knuffke Trio premiere gig on April 21st 2013 @ NuBlu


About Kirk Knuffke Trio

The Kirk Knuffke trio came together out of my admiration for master musicians Mark Helias and Bill Goodwin. The two had also never played together before this group! 
Mark and Bill have been fans of each other for years so I felt I had to bring them together, and what a band it turned out to be!  I have played with Mark in several configurations during the past few years including his new quartet. I also play in Bill's "Orntette" and sextet.  

This group premiered on my birthday and got the nickname the "Birday Trio".  

Our Debut Record "Arms and Hands" came out on the Royal Potato Family" label in 2015, we where joined by guest on half of the tracks, one guest at a time with Jeff Lederer on tenor and soprano saxes, Daniel Carter on alto sax and Brian Drye on trombone.  The release set off a bunch of activitly and I recieved feature articles in Downbeat and Jazztimes, the trio went on an amazing europoean tour playing 10 nights in a row all over Germany as well as Austria, The Netherlands and Switzerland.