Kirk Knuffke for the Musician's Show

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Tune in to the Musician’s Show on Wednesday, February 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM EST for a live interview with cornetist and composer Kirk Knuffke, winner of Downbeat Magazine's "Rising Star" critics poll for 2015. A recipient of the Jerome Foundation composers grant, Kirk has released 15 recordings as a leader or co-leader. His recent release, "Arm and Hands" was well-received in Downbeat Magazine and the New York Times. Kirk placed in the top five in the World in the El Intruso critics poll and was one of six nominees for Trumpeter of the year by the Jazz Journalist Association. Matt Wilson, Allison Miller, Butch Morris, Uri Caine, Michael Formanek, and many more have hired him as a sideman for over 60 recordings, he has been called "One of New York City's busiest musicians" by the New York Times. Knuffke has been based in NYC since 2005. Shortly after his arrival, Knuffke began playing with Butch Morris-- this friendship resulted in four recordings and several European tours. Kirk joined the celebrated Matt Wilson Quartet in 2009, recording "Gathering Call" (Palmetto) featuring John Medeski and touring each year. 2016 brought Matt Wilson's "Beginning of a memory" Palmetto, which received 5 stars in Downbeat Magazine. Knuffke also plays in "Sifter" with Mary Halvorson and Wilson, Ideal Bread, Allison Miller's "Boom Tic Boom”, Todd Sickafoose's "Tiny Resistors" and groups led by Ray Anderson, Uri Caine, Mark Helias, Bill Goodwin, Karl Berger and Ted Brown, to name a few.