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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

A native of Colorado trumpeter Kirk Knuffke made the move to NYC in 2005. Kirk currently works with The Matt Wilson Quartet, Butch Morris, Ideal Bread, Josh Roseman, Ideal Bread, Andrew D'angelo and Kenny Wollesen. Performance venues including Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium and Jazz at the Licoln Center’s Rose Hall, The Newport Jazz Festival, and The North Sea Jazz Festival. Kirk’s has studied privately with Ron Miles, Ornette Coleman and Wynton Marsalis. In 2009 Kirk received a composers grant from the Jerome Foundation. Kirk leads or co-leads groups that have recorded for record labels; Cleanfeed in 2008 and 2010, SteelpleChase 2009 and 2011 and No Business...
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Awards

Jerome Foundation Composer's Grant.
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    Chorale

    Inner Gun
    2013
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    Pound Cake

    Inner Gun
    2012
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    The Exterminating Angel

    Inner Gun
    2012
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    Orange Was The Color

    Inner Gun
    2011
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    Amnesia Brown

    Clean Feed Records
    2010
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    Chew Your Food

    NoBusiness Records
    2010
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    Garden Of Gifts

    577 Records
    2009
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Featured recording “Chew Your Food”

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Chew Your Food

NoBusiness Records (2010)

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”Over the last couple years, New York trumpeter Kirk Knuffke has quietly emerged as one of the most exciting and flexible hornmen on the scene.” Peter Marasak Downbeat Magazine
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