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Kirk Knuffke

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Kirk Knuffke

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.
”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
  • Chorale

    Inner Gun
    2013
    BUY
  • Pound Cake

    Inner Gun
    2012
    BUY
  • The Exterminating Angel

    Inner Gun
    2012
    BUY
  • Orange Was The Color

    Inner Gun
    2011
    BUY
  • Amnesia Brown

    Clean Feed Records
    2010
    BUY
  • Chew Your Food

    NoBusiness Records
    2010
    BUY
  • Garden Of Gifts

    577 Records
    2009
    BUY
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CD/LP/Track Review

Chew Your Food by John Sharpe

Amnesia Brown by Troy Collins

Amnesia Brown by Martin Longley

Garden Of Gifts by Mark Corroto

Bigwig by Martin Longley

Big Wig by Troy Collins

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Featured recording “Chew Your Food”

Chew Your Food
NoBusiness Records (2010)

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