Upcoming Gigs and Archive

2017

June



1st Frank Kimbrough Trio Recording
With Frank Kimbrough piano, Masa Kamaguchi bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
Samuria hotel, Queens NY

3rd Matt Wilson Quartet
Brooklyn Conservatory, NY
Matt Wilson drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds, Chris Lightcap bass

4th to 8th Presenting Music in Schools in upstate NY with the Bridge Arts Ensemble

8th Michael Bisio duet
Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn Ny
Michael Bisio bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

10th Kirk Knuffke plays for Butch Morris
Nublu, NYC
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Christof Knoche bass clarinet, Kenny Wollesen drums

15th Bisio, Tabbal, Knuffke
The Alt, Albany NY
Michael Bisio bass, Tani Tabbal drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

26th Bridge Arts Ensemble plays the Luzerne music center, NY

 

May

 

1st Shakers and Bakers Recording songs from Albert Ayler’s New Grass!
Systems Two Recording, Brooklyn
Jeff Lederer tenor sax and arrangments, Lisa Parrott baritone sax, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Joe Fiedler trombone, Allison Miller drums, Chris Lightcap electric bass, Mary LaRose vocal, Miles Griffith vocal. Jamie Saft organ and piano

4th to 7th Charlie Hunter Trio goes to Colorado!
Charlie Hunter 7 string guitar, Carter Mclean drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet
4th Ouray CO old opera house
6th and 7th 2 shows a night  Dazzle in Denver CO

13th Kirk Knuffke Trio!
Penofin Jazz Festival, CA
Kirk Knuffke cornet and compositions, Stomu Takeishi bass, Bill Goodwin drums

22nd Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Smalls, NYC
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Allan Mednard drums, Rob Wilkerson alto

26th to 30th Kirk Knuffke Trio goes to Europe!
Gigs in Romania, Finland and Germany!
Kirk Knuffke cornet and compositions, Bill Goodwin drums, Stomu Takeishi bass

 


April

 

3 to 7th Presenting Music in Schools in upstate NY with the Bridge Arts Ensemble

8th Allegra Levy
Club Bonafide, NYC
Allegra Levy vocal and compositions, Jay Anderson bass, Jeff Davis drums, Steven Riley saxophone, Carmen Staff piano, Allegra’s CD Release for Cities between us on Steeplchase, featuring this band

10 to 14th Presenting Music in Schools in upstate NY with the Bridge Arts Ensemble

16th Max Johnson Quintet Recording
Acoustic Recording Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass and compositions, Michael Attias alto, Ingrid Laubrock tenor, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz drums

20th Howard Fishman
Mohonk Mountain House, NY
Howard Fishman guitar and vocal, Kenny Bentley tuba, Andrea Murchison trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet

22nd Pierre Dorge Recording for Steeplechase records
Trading 8ths Studio, Paramus NJ
Pierre Dorge guitar and compositions, Stephen Riley saxophone, Conrad Herwig trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Nussbaum drums, Jay Anderson bass

24th to 28th Presenting Music in Schools in upstate NY with the Bridge Arts Ensemble

 

March

 

Ben Allison’s “Think Free” tour! continues

Ben Allison bass and compositions, Steve Cardenas guitar, Allan Mednard drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

1st to 3rd Sonoma State University Residency, CA

3rd Schroeder Hall, Rohnert Park, CA

4th Sequoia Room Fort Bragg CA

5th Berkeley Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley CA  

6th Black Cat, San Francisco, CA

7th Jazz Ed, Seattle Wash

8th Cornish College Seattle WA

10th The Western Front, Vancouver BC

20th Michael Bisio Accortet
Dizzy’s Club Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC
Michael Bisio bass and compositions, Art Bailey accordion, Michael Wimberley drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

21st Michael Bisio Accortet
Bennington College, Vermont
Michael Bisio bass and compositions, Art Bailey accordion, Michael Wimberley drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

22nd Ideal Bread play Steve Lacy
Rye Bar, Brooklyn
Josh Sinton Bari sax, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums

25th Kirk Knuffke Improvisation Workshop
Long Island Jazz Festival, Herricks HS

25th Matt Wilson Quartet
Long Island Jazz Festival, Herricks HS
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Paul Sikivie bass

 

February

 

3rd Matt Wilson Quartet +
Sons D’Hiver Festival, Paris
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornets, Chris Lightcap bass, + Catherine Del, playing the music of Sidney Bechet, same bill with Archie Shepp

8th Kirk Knuffke hosts the WKCR Musicians Show NYC

11th Jesse Stacken Duo
St Andrew’s Episcopal Church Beacon NY,
Jesse Stacken piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet, play the music of Erik Satie

21st Allison Miller Trio
Recording and gig!
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Ben Goldberg clarinets, Kirk Knuffke cornet,
Recording music inspired by Shelley Mann, at Brooklyn Acoustic

21st Then Playing a gig at Bar Lunatico that night

23rd to 28th Ben Allison’s “Think Free” tour!
Ben Allison bass and compositions, Steve Cardenas guitar, Allan Mednard drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet,

24th Blue Whale, Los Angeles CA

25th Shaghoian Concert hall, Fresno CA

26th San Jose Winter Jazz Festival, San Jose CA

27th Rio Americano High School, Sacramento CA

28th Gold Lion Arts, Sacramento CA


January 

 

 

6th Allison Miller’s Boom tic Boom
International Jazz Festival Muenster, Germany
Allison Miller drums and percussion, Jeff Lederer clarinet, Todd Sickafoose bass, Myra Melford piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jenny Scheinman violin

13th Matt Wilson Quartet
Santiago Jazz Festival, Chile
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornets, Chris Lightcap bass

15th Matt Wilson Quartet Records Sidney Bechet!
Brooklyn NY, Recoding To be announced,
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornets, Chris Lightcap bass

19th Matt Wilson Quartet
Columbus Ohio, Jazz arts group
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Martin Wind bass

21st Whit Dickey Duet
Evolving Music Series, NYC
Whit Dickey drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

21st Ideal Bread
Silvania in Harlem, NYC
Josh Sinton bari sax, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums

24th Denver General
The Rosemont, Brooklyn
Jeff Davis drums, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornets

27th Frank Kimbrough Tio
Greenwich House Music, NYC
Frank Kimbrough piano, Masa Kamaguchi bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

 

 

 

 

2016

September

 

9th Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus
Workshop and 2 concerts, Creative Alliance, Baltimore
Michael Formanek bass and compositions, Mary Halvorson guitar, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Kris Davis piano, Patricia Brennan marimba, Mark Helias conductor, Chris Speed, Loren Stillman, Oscar Noriega, Tim Berne reeds, Jacob Garchik, Ben Gerstein, Alan Ferber, Jeff Nelson trombones, Dave Ballou, Jonathan Finlayson, Ralph Allesi trumpets, Kirk Knuffke cornet

15th Michael Bisio duo
Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center
Michael Bisio bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

16th Angelica Sanchez
Greenwich House Music, NYC
Angelica Sanchez piano and compositions, Omar Tamez guitar, John Herbert bass, Ben Goldberg clarinets, Tomas Heberer trumpet, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Michael Attias Alto, Chris Speed tenor

17th Charlie hunter Trio
Long Beach Jazz Festival in the Afternoon and Drom NYC in the Evening
Charlie Hunter 7 string guitar and compositions, Bobby Previte drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

18th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Barbes, Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass, trombone and compositions, Jacob Garchik trombone, Loren Stillman alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mark Ferber drums

25th Whit Dickey Duo
In-Gardens Festival NYC
Whit Dickey drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

29th Ideal Bread Rare nyc show!
The Shrine, NYC
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums play the music of Steve Lacy

30th Allison Miller Boom tic Boom
The Green Mill, Chicago
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer clarinets, Chris Lightcap bass, Myra Melford piano, Jenny Scheinman violin 



October


1st Allison Miller Boom tic Boom
The Green Mill, Chicago
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer clarinets, Chris Lightcap bass, Myra Melford piano, Jenny Scheinman violin 

14th Matt Wilson Quartet
Dizzy’s NYC
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds

16th Matt Wilson Quartet
Dizzy’s NYC
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds

22nd and 23rd Miller Boom tic Boom
Dazzle, Denver
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Myra Melford piano, Ben Goldberg clarinets, Todd Sickafoose bass- Alli’s Birthday Bash!

Michael Bisio duo
Michael Bisio bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

25th EarShot Jazz Festival, Seattle

26th Portland, Oregon

27th Crib concerts, Arcata CA


31st New Jungle Orchestra Tour Begins!
Esbjerg Musikkonservatorium, Denmark
Pierre Dorge guitar and compositions, Thommy Andersson bass, Anders Banke reeds, Jakob Mygind reeds, Kenneth Agerholm trombone, Irene Becker keyboards, Ayi Solomon percussion, Martin Andersen drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet



November

 

New Jungle Orchestra Denmark Tour continues!
Pierre Dorge guitar and compositions, Thommy Andersson bass, Anders Banke reeds, Jakob Mygind reeds, Kenneth Agerholm trombone, Irene Becker keyboards, Ayi Solomon percussion, Martin Andersen drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

1st FENSKÆR EFTERSKOLE, LEMVIG

2nd BJERGET, FRØSTRUP

3rd
 VIBY EFTERSKOLE, NØRRE ÅBY.

6th KONCERTKIRKEN Blågårds Palads, KØBENHAVN

11th Matt Wilson Quartet 
Guimaraes Jazz Festival, Portugal
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds

13th and 14th Matt Wilson Quartet 
Pizza Express Live, London
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds

17th New Quartet
Seville Spain
Martin Andersen drums, Thor Madsen guitar, Thommy Andersson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

18th Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus
Autumn Jazz Festival in Bielsko-Biala, Poland  
Michael Formanek bass and compositions, Mary Halvorson guitar, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Kris Davis piano, Patricia Brennan marimba, Mark Helias conductor, Chris Speed, Oscar Noriega, Tim Berne reeds, Jacob Garchik, Ben Gerstein, Alan Ferber, Jeff Nelson trombones, Dave Ballou, Jonathan Finlayson, Ralph Allesi trumpets, Kirk Knuffke cornet

New Quartet in Spain!
Martin Andersen drums, Thor Madsen guitar, Thommy Andersson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
19th 20th and 21st in Almeria Spain

 

 

December 

Dec 2 to 20 Charlie Hunter West Coast Tour!
With Scott Amendola drums, Charlie Hunter 7 string guitar and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet
Celebrating the release of Charlie’s new Quartet recording
“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” on GroundUp Universal Music

2nd Armondo’s
Martinez CA

3rd Silo’s
Napa, CA

4th Hopmonk Tavern
Sebastopol, CA

6th and 7th Jazz Alley
Seattle, WA

8th Green Frog Tavern
Bellingham, WA

9th Mississippi Studios
Portland, OR

11th Dana Street Roasting Company
Mountain View, CA

13th The Independant
San Francisco CA

16th Tooth and Nail Winery
Paso Robles CA

19th Kuumbwa
SAnta Cruz CA

 

 

 

Past Shows

January 2016

7th and 8th Frank Carlberg Big Band recording
Systems two Brooklyn
Frank Carlberg piano and compositions, John Carlson, Ben Holmes trumpets,  Kirk Knuffke cornet, Alan Ferber Brian Drye Max Seigal trombones, John O'Gallagher, Jeremy Udden, Adam Kolker, Jason Rigby, Brian Landrous saxes, John Hebert bass, Mike Sarin drums

8th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Cornelia Street Cafe, Manhattan
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mark Ferber drums, Loren Stillman alto, Jacob Garchik trombone

12th Jeff Davis Band
Korzo Brooklyn
Jeff Davis drums and compositions, Jeff's 40th Birthday! Eivind Opsvik bass, Jason Rigby tenor, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Russ Lossing Piano

14th Christof Knoche Quartet with Kirk Knuffke
Clemete Soto Valez, Manhattan
Christof Knoche bass clarinet, Mark Helias bass, Kenny Wollesen drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

15th Petr Cancura's Down Home
Barbes, Brooklyn 8pm
Petr Cancura tenor sax, banjo and compositions, Brian Drye trombone and piano, Garth Stevenson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet and soprano trombone 

11pm Manhattan Showcase  
Again with Down Home

15th Jeff Lederer's Blow Hards 
Winter Jazz Festival 12:30am at Subcultue 
Jeff Lederer Petr Cancura saxes, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet and soprano trombone  Stephen LaRosa Allison Miller percussion, Art Bailey accordian

16th Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus
ECM Records release party at the NYC Winter Jazz Festival
Loren Stillman, Oscar Noriega, Chris Speed, Brian Settles, Tim Berne - Reeds Dave Ballou, Ralph Alessi, Shane Endsley trumpets Kirk Knuffke Cornet 
Alan Ferber, Jacob Garchik, Ben Gerstein, Jeff Nelson - Trombones, Patricia Brennan - Marimba, Mary Halvorson - Guitar, Kris Davis - Piano, Michael Formanek - Bass, Tomas Fujiwara - Drums, Mark Helias - Conductor

19th Whit Dickey duo with Kirk Knuffke 
Clemente Soto Valez
Whit Dickey drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet
Duo CD out later this year on Cleanfeed Records!

22nd Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus
Creative Alliance in Baltimore
Loren Stillman, Oscar Noriega, Chris Speed, Brian Settles, Tim Berne - Reeds Dave Ballou, Ralph Alessi, Shane Endsley trumpets Kirk Knuffke Cornet 
Alan Ferber, Jacob Garchik, Ben Gerstein, Jeff Nelson - Trombones, Patricia Brennan - Marimba, Mary Halvorson - Guitar, Kris Davis - Piano, Michael Formanek - Bass, Tomas Fujiwara - Drums, Mark Helias - Conductor

25th 26th 27th Bridge Arts Alliance teaching trip
Upstate New York
more info tba



February 

2nd Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Korzo Brooklyn 
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mark Ferber drums, Loren Stillman alto, Jacob Garchik trombone

13th Kirk Knuffke quartet with Krank Kimbrough
The Kitano, NYC
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Frank Kimbrough piano, Jay Anderson bass, Matt Wilson drums

15th Matt Wilson Quartet 
Dayton Ohio Residency 
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds

16th Matt Wilson Quartet 
Dayton Ohio Residency 
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds

17th Matt Wilson Quartet 
Dayton Ohio Residency 
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds

20th Bill Goodwin Experiance
Bill Goodwin drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Neiwood saxes, Tony Marino bass, Bill Washer guitar

21th Kirk Knuffke Adam Nussbaum and Jay Anderson Record for SteepleChase records
Trading 8ths in NJ
Adam Nussbaum drums, Jay Anderson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet play music by Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman!

22nd Jeff Davis New Trio
Quinns, Beacon NY
Jeff Davis drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Drew Gress bass

25th Matt Wilson Quartet 
Golden Circle Amhurst
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds

26th Matt Wilson Quartet 
Boston
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer reeds


March

13th Michael Bisio Accortet
The Lace Mill, NY
Michael Bisio bass and compositions, Art Bailey drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Newman Taylor Baker drums

15th Angelica Sanchez
The Stone, NYC
Angelica Sanchez piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Guillermo Gregorio clarinet, Kevin Norton drums and vibes

20th Angelica Sanchez No Net
The Stone, NYC
Angelica Sanchez piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Omar Tamez guitar, Michael Attias alto, Thomas Heberer trumpet, Sam Opsovat drums, John Hebert bass, Ben Goldberg clarinets, Chris Speed tenor

22nd Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus
The Jazz standard, NYC
Loren Stillman, Oscar Noriega, Chris Speed, Brian Settles, Tim Berne - Reeds Dave Ballou, Ralph Alessi, Shane Endsley trumpets Kirk Knuffke Cornet 
Alan Ferber, Jacob Garchik, Ben Gerstein, Jeff Nelson - Trombones, Patricia Brennan - Marimba, Mary Halvorson - Guitar, Kris Davis - Piano, Michael Formanek - Bass, Tomas Fujiwara - Drums, Mark Helias - Conductor

23rd Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus
The Jazz standard, NYC
Loren Stillman, Oscar Noriega, Chris Speed, Brian Settles, Tim Berne - Reeds Dave Ballou, Ralph Alessi, Shane Endsley trumpets Kirk Knuffke Cornet 
Alan Ferber, Jacob Garchik, Ben Gerstein, Jeff Nelson - Trombones, Patricia Brennan - Marimba, Mary Halvorson - Guitar, Kris Davis - Piano, Michael Formanek - Bass, Tomas Fujiwara - Drums, Mark Helias - Conductor

25th Charlie Hunter Quartet 
Albany, NY
Charlie Hunter 7 string guitar and compositions, Curtis Fowlkes trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Bobby Previte drums


28th, 29th and 30th Charlie Hunter Quartet Recording Session!
Charlie Hunter 7 string guitar and compositions, Curtis Fowlkes trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Bobby Previte drums
Charlies new band! Watch out!


April 

5th James Brandon Lewis Lotus
James Brandon Lewis tenor saxophone and compositions, Hank Roberts cello, Chad Taylor drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

6th Brooklyn Blowhards
Joes Pub, NYC
Jeff Lederer and Jon Irabagon saxes, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ches Smith drums, Stephen LaRosa percussion, Mary LaRose vocal, Gary Lucas guitar, Art Bailey accordion

Allison Miller Boom tic Boom tour!
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Ben Goldberg clarinet, Jenny Schienman violin, Todd Sickafoose bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

8th Royal Room Seattle

9th Portland Oregon

10th Redwood Jazz CA

11th Arcata

14th Kuumbwa Santa Cruz

15th Blue Whale LA

16th freight and Salvage, Berkley 

17th Half Moon Bay, CA

19th Allegra Levy Quintet 
Cornelia street cafe, NYC
Allegra Levy voice, Jeff Davis Drums, Peter Brendler bass,  Randy Ingram piano

27th Bloomsberg Univ PA Allison Miller Boom tic Boom Tour Resumes 
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Ben Goldberg clarinet, Jenny Schienman violin, Todd Sickafoose bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

28th Merceyhurst Univ PA

29th Lewisburg VW Carnegie Hall 



May

Allison Miller Boom tic Boom tour continues!
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Ben Goldberg clarinet, Jenny Schienman violin, Todd Sickafoose bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

1st Creative Alliance Baltimore

3rd Charlottesville

4th Ars Nova Philadephia 

6th 35 Art space Portsmith NH

7th Mass Mocca 

8th Jazz shares MA

9th Dizzy's club, NYC

14th Kennedy Center DC 


25th Kirk Knuffke Trio goes to Europe!
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Bill Goodwin drums, Mark Helias bass

May 26, Stanzerei Baden/Switzerland

May 27, Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Munich/Germany

May 28, Galerie Maerz, Linz/Austria 

May 29, Porgy & Bess, Vienna/Austria 

May 30, Jazzclub Krefeld/Germany

May 31, Jazzclub Cavete, Marburg/Germany
 


 

June

Kirk Knuffke Trio tour of Europe continues!
Kirk Knuffke cornet and compositions, Bill Goodwin drums, Mark Helias

June 2, Bimhuis, Amsterdam/Netherlands 

June 3, Kulturzentrum Gems, Singen/Germany

June 4, Cafe Stockwerk, Graz/Austria

June 8th to 12th Charlie Hunter Trio in California
Charlie Hunter guitar, Scott Amendela drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

June 8th Healdsburg Jazz festival 

June 9th Doc's Lab, SF

June 10th Ivy Room, Abany CA

June 11th McCabes Guitar shop, Santa Monica 

June 12 Dana Street Roasting Company, Mt Veiw 

June 16th Harvey Sorgen Trio
Quinn's Beacon NY
Harvey Sorgen drums, Ken Filiano bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

June 19th Redhook Jazz Festival with Jeff Davis Authorities Trio and Matt Pavolka's Horns Band
Redhook Brooklyn


July

 

1st Allison Miller Boom tic Boom 
Iowa City Jazz Festival
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Ben Goldberg clarinet, Jenny Schienman violin, Todd Sickafoose bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

Copenhagen Jazz FEST! July 3 to 8 
Kirk Knuffke will be playing with The New Jungle Orchestra, Thommy Andersson, Thor Madsen and more

16th Brooklyn Blowhards play in the Bronx
Hunts Point Riverside Park, and then Woodlawn Cemetary
Jeff Lederer and John Irobagon tenors, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Allison Miller drums, Art Bailey accordion, Brian Drye trombone, Stephen LaRosa drums, Bobby Sanabria percussion

17th to 23rd 
Maine Jazz Camp, Farmington Maine
Nightly concerts by Frank Karlberg piano, Christine Correa voice, John O'Gallager alto, Bob Nieske bass, Luther Grey drums, Kenny Wessel guitar

24th Jeff Lederer Trio
Downtown Music Gallery, NYC
Jeff Lederer tenor, Art Bailey accordion, Kirk Knuffke cornet 



 

August

 

2nd Brooklyn Kawali Party
Plaza33, NYC
Brook Martinez drums, Ed Rosenberg tenor, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Rob Jost bass, Michael Bellar harmonium, Loren Stillman alto

4th Sifter
The Stone
Mary Halvorson guitar, Matt Wilson drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

18th Kirk Knuffke trio
The Lily Pad, Cambridge Mass
Kirk Knuffke cornet and compositions, Stomu Takeishi bass, Bill Goodwin drums

19th Petr Cancura’s DownHome
SeaGlass Carousel at the Battery
Petr Cancura tenor, banjo and compositions, Michael Bates bass, Jason Nazary drums, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet

29th Uri Caine Quartet
Smalls, NYC
Uri Caine piano, Mark Helias bass, Clarence Penn drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet,
CD Release concert for “Calibrated Thickness”

31st Brooklyn Kawali Party
Bryant Park, NYC
Brook Martinez drums, Ed Rosenberg tenor, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Noah Jarrett bass, Michael Bellar harmonium, Loren Stillman alto

 

January 2015


1st Art Bailey Quartet 
Spectrum NYC
Art Bailey piano and compostitions, Rene Hart bass, George Schuller drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

 
7th Rachel Freidman
Joes Pub, NYC
CD Release! Rachel Friedman vocal and compositions, Allison MIller drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, others TBA
 
9th Petr Cancura's Downhome
Barbes Brooklyn
Petr Cancura tenor banjo and compositions, Brian Drye trombone and piano, Garth Stevenson bass, Richie Barshay drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
9th Allison Miller's Boom tic Boom
Zinc Bar, NYC
Allison MIller drums and compositions, Chris Lightcap bass., Myra Melford piano,
Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
10th Kirk Knuffke 
I-beam Brooklyn,
Kirk Knuffke conet and compositions, Christof Knocke bass clarinet, Sean Noonan drums
 
24th Ideal Bread
1320 House Concert, Brooklyn
Josh Sinton bari, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins bass

31st Brooklyn Blowhards
Barbes Brooklyn
Jeff Lederer Petr Cancura tenors, Art Bailey accordion, Mary Larose vocal, Kirk Knuffke cornet Brian Drye trombone, drums tba

 

February 

 

4th to 8th Matt Wilson Quartet in Canada
4th The Rex Toronto Ontario
6th Upstairs Jazz Bar and Grill Mackey Monteal BC
7th National Arts Council 4th stage Ottawa
Matt Wilson drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Lederer tenor TBA bass

12th Ideal Bread
Greenwich House NYC
Josh Sinton bari, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins bass

15th Matt Pavolksa "Horns Band"
Barbes Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Loren Stillman alto, Jakob Garchik trombone, Mark Ferber drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

17th Uri Caine group
The Stone NYC
Uri Caine piano, JIm Black drums, KIrk Knuffke cornet, Erik Friedlander cello
 
18th to 22nd Allison Miller's Boom tic Boom in California
Rehearsing and recording at Fantasy studio for Alli's new record plus gigs at Yoshi's and Duende. with Allison Miller drums and compositions, Myra Melford piano, Todd Sickafoose bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ben Goldberg clarinet, and Jenny Schienman violin
 
23rd and 24th Guest teaching Artist 
University of California Berkeley

 25th Duo with Mark Dresser
The Loft, UC San Diego
Mark Dresser bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

 

 

March

 

4th Kirk Knuffke Group
Metropolitan Museum of Art!
This is a special concert, I will play a historic cornet from the museum's collection!
Doug Weiselman clarinet, Brian Drye sackbut, Kenny Wollesen percussion

15th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Barbes, Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass, Mark Ferber drums, Jacob Garchik trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet

18th to 26th Matt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski tour!

18th Weis center for the performing arts Bucknell Univ
19th Atlas Performing Arts, DC
20th The Patterson Theater, Baltimore
21st The Jefferson Center
-More dates and info to come!

Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Jeff Lederer reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet, John Medeski piano

27th Benjamin Koppel and Thommy Anderson recording
Sear Sound, NYC
Benjamin Koppel alto, Thommy Anderson bass, Ben Monder guitar, Jonathan Blake drums



April 

 

7th Arms and hands official release date!!!
My new LP and CD comes out today on Royal Potato Family
Bill Goodwin drums
Mark Helias bass
+Guests Daniel Carter (alto), Brian Drye (trombone), and Jeff Lederer (tenor and soprano)
http://royalpotatofamily.com/

11th Sean Noonan's Eye to Eye
Ibeam Brooklyn
Sean Noonan drums and compositions, Christof Knoche bass clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cornet

16th "Arms and Hands" LP/CD Release Show!!!
Cornelia Street Cafe, New York
Bill Goodwin drums
Mark Helias bass + Guests!

17th Brooklyn Blowhards
Barbes Brooklyn
Jeff Lederer tenor, Petr Canura tenor, Brian Drye trombone, Art Bailey accordion,  Kirk Knuffke cornet Mary Larose vocal

19th Ray Anderson's Pocket Brass band!
55 Bar, NYC
Ray Anderson trombone and compositions, Jose Davila sousaphone,  Tommy Campbell drums

24th Kirk Knuffke Trio
Jazz and Colors festival at the MET
Kirk Knuffke cornet and compositions, MArk Helias bass, Bill Goodwin drums

25th Petr Cancura's DownHome
Barbes, Brooklyn
Petr Cancura tenor, banjo and compositions, Richie Barshay drums, Garth Stevenson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone and piano

27th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Smalls, NYC
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Loren Stillman alto, Jakob Garchik trombone, Mark Ferber drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

28th Andy Biskin IBID
Barbes, Brooklyn
Andy Biskin clarinet and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornetm Brian Drye trombone, Jeff Davis drums

29th Denver General
Rye Bar, Brooklyn
Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornet and soprano trombone, Jeff Davis drums



May 


2nd Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors
BAM cafe, Brooklyn
Todd Sickafoose bass and compositions, Steve Cardenas and Jonathan Goldberger guitars, Jenny Scheinman violin, Ben Persowsky drums, Alan Ferber trombone, Kirk Knuffe cornet

3rd Knuffke Stacken duo recording! Playing the music of Erik Satie
For SteepleChase records at Trading 8ths studio in Paramus NJ
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jesse Stacken piano

7th 3 gigs
Brooklyn Blowhards play at NEST school, Sugertone Brass band plays in the Bronx and Howard Fishman quartet plays in Hartford!

10th Duo with Olie Brice
Downtown Music Gallery, NYC
Olie Brice bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

14th Brooklyn Blowhards recording session
The Bunker, Brooklyn
Jeff Lederer tenor and soprano, Petr Cancura tenor, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Matt Wilson drums, Allison Miller drums, Art Bailey accordion, Mary Larose vocal

19th Aram Bajakian
The Stone NYC
Aram Bajakian guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Alex Marcelo piano

21st Matt Pavolka Horns band
Cornelia Street cafe, NYC
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Jacob Garchik trombone, Loren Stillman alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mark Ferber drums

27th Greg Joseph band
Seeds, Brooklyn
Greg Joseph drums, Tony Scherr bass, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet

 

June

2nd Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Korzo , Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Jacob Garchik trombone, Loren Stillman alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mark Ferber drums

7th Falkner Evans
Princeton Festival, Princeton University
Falkner Evans piano and compositions, Belden Bullock bass, Marc Mommas saxophone,, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Matt Wilson drums, 

11th to 15th In California to record music by Richard Sears, featuring Tootie Heath!
Gigs at the Blue Whale and Piedmont Piano's and 2 days recording at Fantasy Studios!

17th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Seeds , Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Jacob Garchik trombone, Loren Stillman alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Mark Ferber drums

19th on - in colorado, see you soon! 


July

 

5th Denver General
Whynot Jazz Room, Manhattan
Jeff Davis drums, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornet

9th Matt Pavolka's Horns Band
Cornelia Street Cafe, Manhattan
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Mark Ferber drums, Joe Fieldler trombone, Loren Stillman alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet

10th Karl Berger Improvisers Orchestra
The Vision Festival, NYC
featuring poetry & vocals: Ingrid Sertso with Karl Berger, vibes, piano, conducting Warren Smith - percussion Steve Gorn - bansuri flute / Sylvain Leroux - african flutes Bob Selcoe - trumpet / Kirk Knuffke - cornet / Yasuno Katsuki - euphonium Lee Odom - clarinet / Kenny Wessel - guitar Sana Nagano, Ernesto Llorens - violin Jason Kao Hwang - viola Tomas Ulrich - cello / Ken Filiano, Hilliard Greene - bass Joe Hertenstein - percussion

12th to 18th Maine Jazz Camp
University of Farmington, Maine
NIghtly Faculty concerts with John O'gallagher alto, Pete McAnn guitar, Frank Carlberg piano, Luther Grey drums, Bob Nieske bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

26th Out of your Head
Three's Brewing Brooklyn
Details to come

29th Allison Miller's Boom tic Boom
Piedmont Piano, Oakland California
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Ben Goldberg clarinet, Jenny Scheinman violin,  Myra Melford piano, Todd Sickafoose bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

30th Allison Miller's Boom tic Boom
Stanford Jazz workshop California
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Ben Goldberg clarinet, Jenny Scheinman violin,  Myra Melford piano, Todd Sickafoose bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

 

August


1st Andy Biskin IBID
Putnam Valley NY more tba
Andy Biskin clarinet and compositions, Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jeff Davis drums

3rd Matt Pavolka's Horns Band
Smalls, Manhattan
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Mark Ferber drums, Jakob Garchik trombone, Loren Stillman alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet

8th Matt Wilson's Topsy Turvey
Litchfield Jazz Festival
Matt Wilson drums, Ray Anderson trombone, Jeff Lederer tenor, Jaleel Shaw alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Chris Lightcap bass Helen Sung piano

16th Kirk Knuffke trio
Jazz Vespers Saint Peters Church, NYC
Bill Goodwin drums, KIrk Knuffke cornet

18th and 19th Matt Wilson 20th anniversary recording!
Celebrating 20 years on Palmetto Records Matt will record a super group of past and present members of the Mat Wilson Quartet and Art's and Crafts, together!
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer tenor, Martin Wind bass, Terell Staford trumpet, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Joel Frahm tenor, Paul Sikive bass, Larry Goldings piano Chris Lightcap bass

27th to 30th Mr. Generous tour!
Aarhus and Copenhagen DN, Hamburg Germany
Benjamin Koppel alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet. Thommy Anderson bass, Ferenc Nemeth drums


September

In Europe all Month!
 
Playing gigs all over Denmark including a live recording as guest soloist with Pierre Dorge's "New Jungle Orchestra"! Other gigs with Kreston Osgood, Thommy Anderson and more! Also in Italy with The Ventrice Brothers band.



October

1st to 4th Charlie Hunter Trio Tour! 

1st  Rochester NY
2nd  Manchester CN
3rd Sellersville PA
4th Elkcreek PA
Charlie Hunter 7 string guitar, Bobby Previte drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

5th to 8th Creative Music Studio worksop
Big Indian NY
Playing and teaching with Karl Berger vibes paino, Rudresh Mahanthappa alto, Billy Martin drums, Peter Apfelbaum saxes piano drums, Ken Filiano bass, Ingrid Sertso voice.

9th Michael Bisio Accortet CD Release!
Zurcher Gallery, NYC
Michael Bisio bass and compositions, Michael Wimberley drums, Art Bailey accordion, Kirk Knuffke cornet

9th Matt Pavolka's Horns Band
Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Loren Stillman alto, Jakob Garchik trombone, Jochen Rueckert drums 

10th Karl Berger Kirk Knuffke Duo
In Gardens series, NYC
Karl Berger vibes, Kirk Knuffke cornet

14th Whit Dickey Duet Recording!
Parkwest Studio, Brooklyn
For Whits next record "Fierce Silence" Whit Dickey drums, Kirk Knuffke corent

16th Charlie Hunter Trio
Asbury Park NJ
Charlie Hunter 7 string guitar, Bobby Previte drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

17th Charlie Hunter Trio
The Hall Brooklyn
Charlie Hunter 7 string guitar, Bobby Previte drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

18th Allen Lowe Sextet recording 
Ibeam Brooklyn
Allen Lowe alto and compositions, Lewis Porter piano, Kevin Ray bass, Jeremy Carltedt drums, Paul Austerlitz clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cornet

22nd Matt Wilson Quartet
Smalls NYC
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Jeff Lederer saxes, Kirk Knuffke cornet

24th Duo with Frank Kimbrough
In House Creative art project, Baldwin NY
Frank Kimbrough piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet

26th Harvey Sorgen Trio
Quinns Beacon NY
Harvey Sorgen drums, Ratzo Harris bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet


November

2nd Brain Drye's Bizingas
Manhattin Inn, Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombone keyboards compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Ches Smith drums 

3rd Brain Drye's Bizingas
3s Brewery, Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombone keyboards compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Ches Smith drums 

5th Matt Wilson Quartet
Knox College IL
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Jeff Lederer saxes, Kirk Knuffke cornet

6th and 7th Matt Wilson Quartet
The Green Mill Chicago IL
Matt Wilson drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Jeff Lederer saxes, Kirk Knuffke cornet

12th Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors 
Shapeshifter Lab Brooklyn
Todd Sickafoose bass and compositions, Steve Cardenas guitar, Erik Deutsch piano, Allison Miller drums, Ben Goldberg clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

12th Allison Miller's Boom tic Boom
Shapeshifter Lab Brooklyn
Allison Miller drums and compositions Todd Sickafoose bass,, Erik Deutsch piano, Ben Goldberg clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

16th Matt Pavolka's Horns Band
Smalls, NYC
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Loren Stillman alto, Jakob Garchik trombone, Mark Ferber drums

19th Harvey Sorgen Trio recording
with Harvie Sorgen drums, Ken Filiano bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

22nd Anthony Braxton Tri-Centric Orchestra
Roulette Brooklyn Violins: Erica Dicker (concertmaster), Sarah Bernstein, Julianne Carney, Jean Cook, Jason Kao Hwang, Gwen Laster, Scott Tixier, Helen Yee
Violas: Jeanann Dara, Stephanie Griffin, Brian Thompson Cellos: Marika Hughes, Lester St. Louis, Tomas Ulrich Bass: Ken Filiano, Carl Testa Flute: Jessica Schmitz Oboe: Libby van Cleve English horn: Katie Scheele Bassoon: Sara Schoenbeck Clarinet/sax: Michael McGinnis, Oscar Noriega, Josh Sinton
Trumpet  Jonathan Finlayson, Cornet Kirk Knuffke French horn: Vincent Chancey Trombone: Sam Kulik Tuba: Jay Rozen Percussion: Matt Moran, David Shively, Aaron Siegel Conductor: Taylor Ho Bynum

30th Karl Berger's Improvisers Orch All Stars
The Falcon NY
Karl Berger piano and vibes, Ingrid Sertso voice, Kenny Wessel guitar, Ken Filiano bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Billy Martin drums


December 

4th Kirk Knuffke Trio
First Friday series, Neighborhood church NYC
Kirk Knuffke cornet and compositions, Bill Goodwin drums, Mark Helias bass

6th Gauci/Filiano/Knuffke
Ibeam Brooklyn
Stephen Gauci tenor, Ken Filiano bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, 

11th Mark Helias Quartet
Cornelia Street cafe, NYC
Mark Helias bass and composition, Nasheet Waits drums, Quinsin Nachoff saxes, Kirk Knuffke cornet

27th Duo with Michael Bisio
Zurcher Gallery, NYC
Michael Bisio bass and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

29th Duo recording with Michael Bisio
Park west studio, Brooklyn
Michael Bisio bass and compositions, Kirk Knuffke cornet 

 

 




December 2014

3rd Pierre Dorge Recording session
Trading Eights NJ
Pierre Dorge guitar and compositions, Hamid Drake drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Thommy Anderson bass

 
4th Kirk Knuffke Little Cross recording session
Trading Eights NJ
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jamie Saft organ, Hamid Drake drums
 
5th Jonathan Haffner Quartet
Nublu, NYC
Jonathan Haffner alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Simon Jerman bass, drums tba
 
13th Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors
Philadelphia Arts Council, PA
Todd Sickafoose bass and compositions, Jenny Schienman violin, Erik Deutsch piano, Adam Levy guitar, Allison Miller drums, Ben Goldberg clarinet, Rob Reich accordion, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
14th Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors
Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
Todd Sickafoose bass and compositions, Jenny Schienman violin, Erik Deutsch piano, Adam Levy guitar, Allison Miller drums, Ben Goldberg clarinet, Rob Reich accordion, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
15th Allison Miller's Boom tic Boom
Roulette, Brooklyn
Allison MIller drums and compositions, Todd Sickafoose bass, Myra Melford piano, Jenny Schienman violin, Kirk Knuffke cornet, guest Ben Goldberg clarinet
 
16th and 17th Michael Formanek Big Band Recording for ECM!
Systems two Brooklyn
Michael Formanek bass and compositions,  Loren Stillman Oscar Noriega altos,  Chris Speed Brian Lee Settles tenors, Tim Berne bari  Dave Ballou Ralph Alessi Shane Endsley trumpets Kirk Knuffke cornet,  Alan Ferber Jacob Garchik Ben Gerstein Jeff Nelson trombones  Patricia Franceschy marimba, Mary Halvorson guitar Kris Davis piaono Tomas Fujiwara drums and Mark Helias conductor
 
18th 19th and 20th Max Johnson Trio Residency 
I-Beam Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass and compositions, Ziv Ravitz drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet
Special guests, 18th Ben Goldberg clarinet, 19th Steve Swell trombone, 20th Ingrid Laubrock and John O'Gallager saxes
 
21st Max Johnson trio recording for Fresh Sound
Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass and compositions, Ziv Ravitz drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 

November  2014

1st Petr Cancura's Down Home Canada tour Continued
The Jazz Room, Waterloo ON
Petr Cancura tenor banjo and compositions. Brian Drye trombone and piano, Garth Stevenson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
2nd The Rex 
Toronto ON
 
6th Iron Works 
Vancouver BC
 
7th Vardbird Suite
Edmonton AB
 
8th Calgary Jazz Collective
 
12th Jeff Davis Band
I-beam Brooklyn
Jeff Davis drums and compositions, Eivind Opsvik bass, Russ Lossing piano, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Jason Rigby tenor, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
13th Andy Biskin Quartet
Cornelia St Cafe
Andy Biskin clarinet and compositions, Jeff Davis drums. Brian Drye trombone, Kirk Knufffe cornet
 
16th to 23rd SWR New Jazz Meeting in Germany!
3 days workshops in Baden Baden then a gig there, followed by concerts in Karlsuhe, Tubingen and Mienze. 
Melissa Aldana tenor, Joe Martin bass, Jacob Sacks piano, Jacob Bro guitar, RJ Miller drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Compositions by all

October 2014

 

1st Creative Music Studio
Big Indian NY
Teaching and Nightly concerts by Karl Berger vibes, Ken Filaino bass, Badal Roy Tabla, John Hollenbeck drums, Marty Ehrlich alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet

2nd Matt Pavolka Horns Band
I-beam Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Mark Ferber drums, Loren Stillman alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jacok Garchik trombome
 
3rd Matt Wilson's Topsy Turvy 
Dizzy's NYC
Matt Wilson drums, Martin Wind bass, Aaron Diehl piano, Jaleel Shaw alto, Jeff Lederer tenor, Ray Anderson trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
4th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
I-beam Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Mark Ferber drums, Loren Stillman alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jacok Garchik trombome
 
7th Denver General
Spectrum NYC
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Jeff Davis drums
 
9th thru 12th Allison Millers Boom tic Boom
9th The outpost NM
10th The Gig NM
11th and 12th Dazzle Denver CO
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Myra Melford piano, Todd Sickafoose bass, Jenny Schienman violin, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
16th Kirk Knuffke Recording for Fresh Sound!
Systems 2 Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet and compositions, Stomu Takeishi bass, Kenny Wollesen bass drum and percussion, Bill Goodwin drums
 
22nd Ideal Bread
ShapeShifter Brooklyn
Josh Sinton bari, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Tomas Fujiwara drums, Adam Hopkins bass


September 2014

4th Duo with Karl Berger
The Stone, NYC
Karl Berger Vibes, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
4th KIKK+K
The Stone, NYC
Karl Berger vibes and piano, Kenny Wessel guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ken Filiano bass, Ingrid Sertso voice
 
7th Christof Kniche Quartet
nublu NYC
Christof Knoche bass clarinet and soprano, Zack Lober bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Tomas Fujiwara drums
 
14th Sean Noonan Quartet
I-beam Brooklyn
Sean Noonan drums and compositions, Ken Filiano bass, Alexis Marcelo piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
16th Jeff Lederers Blow Hards
Barbes Brooklyn
Jeff Lederer Petr Cancura tenors, Brian Drye trombone, Art Bailey accordion, Mary Larose voice, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Stephen LaRosa drums
 
17th Kirk Knuffke Trio!
Font Festival at Smoke
Kirk Knuffke cornet and compositions, Bill Goodwin drums, Mark Helias bass
 
20th Jeff Lederers Blow Hards
Rock the Pulaski Brooklyn
Jeff Lederer Petr Cancura tenors, Brian Drye trombone, Art Bailey accordion, Mary Larose voice, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Stephen LaRosa drums
 
21st Allison Miller
Angel City Jazz Festival LA
Allison Miller drums and compositions, Jenny Scheinman violin, Myra Melford piano, Todd Sickafoose bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
25th 26th and 27th Akiko Pavolka Large Group
Ibeam Brooklyn
Akiko Pavolka piano voice and compositions, Matt Pavolka bass, Loren Stillman alto, Jacob Garchik trombone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Oscar Noriega clarinets, Nate Radley guitar,
 
29th and 30th Creative Music Studio
Big Indian NY
Teaching and Nightly concerts by Karl Berger vibes, Ken Filaino bass, Badal Roy Tabla, John Hollenbeck drums, Marty Ehrlich alto, Kirk Knuffke cornet

 

August 2014

30th Matt Wilson Quartet
Fox Jazz Fest , Menasha WI
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer reeds, Chris Lichtcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
31st Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Barbes, Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass and compositions, Loren Stillman alto, Jacob Garchik trombone, Mark Ferber drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet

July 2014

1st Ben Golberg Kirk Knuffke Duo
Recording Session
Ben Golberg clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cornet

2nd Surf Clams
House concert, Brooklyn
Ben Goldberg clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jenny Scheinman violin, Erik Deutsch piano

8th Sifter
Cornelia Street Cafe, Manhattan
Mary Halvorson guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Matt Wilson drums 

13th -19th Maine Jazz Camp
Teaching and Performing, Farmington, Maine

 

 

June 2014



6th Ideal Bread
De Singer Antwerp Belgium
Josh Sinton reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins, bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums

7th Ideal Bread
Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Josh Sinton reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins, bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums

8th Ideal Bread 
Moers Festival, Moers, Germany
Josh Sinton reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins, bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums

9th Ideal Bread
Moers Festival Free Session, Moers, Germany
Josh Sinton reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins, bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums

12th Brian Drye's Bizingas
I-Beam, Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombone piano and composition, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Tom Rainey drums

13th Brian Drye's Bizingas
I-Beam, Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombone piano and composition, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Ches Smith drums

14th Michael Formanek Sextet
Cornelia Street Cafe, Manhattan
Michael Formanek bass and compositions, Angelica Sanchez piano, Andrew Bishop tenor saxophone,
Lauren Stillman alto saxophone, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Tyshawn Sorey drums 

24th Ben Goldberg/Kirk Knuffke Quartet
Korzo, Brooklyn
Ben Goldberg clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Liberty Ellman guitar, Ches Smith drums

28th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Cornelia Street Cafe, Manhattan
Matt Pavolka bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Loren Stillman saxophone, Jacob Garchik trombone, Mark Ferber drums

29th Ben Goldberg Trio
Downtown Music Gallery, Manhattan
Ben Goldberg clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Billy Mintz drums

 

May 2014

 

1st Ideal Bread CD Release Party
I-Beam, Brooklyn
Josh Sinton reeds, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Adam Hopkins, bass, Tomas Fujiwara drums

3rd Knuffke Drye Duo
I-Beam, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone
 
12th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Smalls, Manhattan
Matt Pavolka bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Loren Stillman saxophone, Jacob Garchik trombone, Mark Ferber drums
 
17th Jeff Davis Band
Cornelia Street Cafe, Manhattan
Jeff Davis drums and compositions, Russ Lossing piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet,
Oscar Noriega saxophone and clarinet, Eivind Opsvik bass
 
30th Andy Biskin Quartet
Cornelia Street Cafe, Manhattan
Andy Biskin clarinet, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone, Jeff Davis drums 
 
31st Petr Cancura Down Home
Barbes, Brooklyn
Petr Cancura saxophone and banjo, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Brian Drye trombone
Garth Stevenson bass, Richie Barshay drums
 

April 2014

1st Kirk Knuffke Trio + Guests 
New Recording, Brooklyn 
Bill Goodwin drums, Mark Helias bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, 
Daniel Carter alto saxophone, Jeff Lederer tenor saxophone, Brian Drye trombone

6th Chris Welcome
Psychic Shapes Recording Session
Chris Welcome guitar and composition, Mike Pride percussion, Jesse Stacken piano, 
Kirk Knuffke cornet,  Jonathan Moritz saxophones
 
8th - 16th Todd Sickafoose Tiny Resistors
New Recording and Gigs, Oakland, CA
Todd Sickafoose bass, Adam Levy guitar, Jenny Scheinman violin, Ben Golberg clarinet,
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Erik Deutsch piano, Rob Reich accordion, Allison Miller drums 
 
18th Max Johnson Trio
New School, Manhattan, 7pm
Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz bass

18th Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom
Cornelia Street Cafe,  Manhattan, 9pm &10.30pm
Allison Miller drums, Matt Mitchell piano, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Chris Lightcap bass
 
20th Max Johnson Trio + Two
Barbes, Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz bass 
+ Ingrid Laubrock tenor saxophone, Michael Attias alto saxophone
 
21st Michael Bisio Accortet
Beacon, NY
Michael Bisio bass, Art Bailey accordion, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
22nd-26th Matt Wilson Quartet
University of Wichita, KA
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer saxophone, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 

March 2014

1st and 2nd Matt Wilson Quartet
Dazzle Denver, CO
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer saxophone, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
3rd, 4th, 5th Matt Wilson Quartet
University of Colorado, Boulder, Co
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer saxophone, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
6th Matt Wilson Quartet
Outpost Albuquerque, NM
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer saxophone, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet 
 
7th and 8th Matt Wilson Quartet
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer saxophone, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
10th Ingrid Laubrock XXL
Clemente Soto Velez, Manhattan
XXL with Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey, Daniel Carter, Josh Sinton, Kirk Knuffke, 
Sara Schoenbeck, James Brandon Lewis, Patrick J Breiner, Steven Leffue, 
Ras Moshe, Michel Gentile, Catherine Sikora, Ben Syversen, Mike McGinnis, 
Jen Baker, Brian Drye, Michaël Attias, Briggan Krauss, Travis Laplante, 
Isabelle Duthoit, Franz Hautzinger, Ben Gerstein, Yoni Kretzmer, Dan Peck, 
Jon Irabagon, Ben Holmes, Stephanie Richards
 
11th Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Korzo, Brooklyn
Matt Pavolka bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Loren Stillman saxophone, Jacob Garchik trombone, Mark Ferber drums
 
13th Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom
Jazz at Kitano, Manhattan
Allison Miller drums, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Gary Versace piano
 
15th Howard Fishman
Barbes, Brooklyn
Howard Fishman guitar, Russel Furnhang violin, Rob Adkins bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
16th Matt Wilson Quartet
Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer saxophone, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

17th, 18th, 19th  Matt Wilson Quartet
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,MI
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer saxophone, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
20th Matt Wilson Quartet
Bungalow Jazz Columbus, OH
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer saxophone, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

21st Matt wilson Quartet
Ashland University, Ashland OH
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer saxophone, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

23rd Federico Ughi Quartet
Legion Bar, Brooklyn
Federico Ughi drums,  Kirk Knuffke cornet, David Schnug saxophone, Jeff Snyder electronics
 
23rd Denver General
Legion Bar, Brooklyn
Kirk Knuffke cornet, Jonathan Goldberger guitar,  Jeff Davis drums
 
28th Howard Fishman
Basement Music Series at Vermont Art Exchange, North Bennington, VT
Howard Fishman guitar, Russel Furnhang violin, Rob Adkins bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet

31st Max Johnson Trio
Clemente Soto Velez, Manhattan
Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz drums

February 2014

 
1st and 2nd Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski piano
Dizzy's Club, Manhattan
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer saxophone, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
6th Michael Bisio Accortet
New Recording
Michael Bisio bass, Art Bailey accordion, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Michael Wimberly drums
 
7th, 8th, 9th Matt Wilson Quartet
Green Mill Chicago
Matt Wilson drums, Jeff Lederer saxophone, Chris Lightcap bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
10th Max Johnson Trio
Jack, Brooklyn
Max Johnson bass, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Ziv Ravitz drums
 
 

January 2014

  

7th Sifter
Korzo Brooklyn
Matt Wilson drums, Mary Halvorson, Kirk Knuffke cornet, tunes by all of us!
 

20th  Accortet Bisio
Arts for Art Vision Festival, Clemente Soto Velez, Manhattan
Michael Bisio bass, Art Bailey accordion, Kirk Knuffke cornet

 

Matt Wilson Quartet On the Road Again!

 
Matt Wilson drums
Jeff Lederer saxophone
Chris Lightcap bass
Kirk Knuffke cornet
 
 
23nd, 23rd, 24th, 27th  Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski piano
in St Louis at "Jazz at the Bistro"
 
26th 
Murry's 
Columbia MO
 
28th 
Side Door Jazz Club
Old Lyme CT

29th 
Scullers
Boston MA
 
30th and 31st 
Dizzy's Club, Manhattan

 

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

 

16th-17th Duo recording with Karl Berger!
Woodstock, NY
Karl Berger vibrophone, Kirk Knuffke cornet

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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!

 

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

31st Bizingas Recording session!
The Bunker, Brooklyn
Brian Drye trombone, piano and compositions, Ches Smith drums, Jonathan Goldberger guitar, Kirk Knuffke cornet

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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!



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