The Kirk Knuffke Quartet

The Kirk Knuffke Quartet

About The Kirk Knuffke Quartet

The first band I put together after moving to NYC is my quartet. Trombonist Brian Drye and drummer Jeff Davis have been close friends since I arrived in New York and have been in my band since the start. Bassist Mark Helias joined the band in 2010. It is a dream to play with all these guys and I’m very happy they have all chosen me to play in their projects as well-The Jeff Davis Band, Brian Drye’s Bizingas, and Mark Helias’ newly formed quartet!

My first CD, Big Wig, featured this quartet on Cleanfeed Records and captures the band in the early days. The response to Big Wig was quite positive and it received rave reviews in the New York Times and many other great publications. I have plans to record the band again in 2012.