Cornetist and Composer Kirk Knuffke is the 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. “One of modern jazz’s most skilled navigators of the divide between inside and outside, freedom and swing”, he has “full command of his most demanding instrument” – All About Jazz. Kirk placed in the top five in the World in the El Intruso critics poll and was one of 6 nominees for Trumpeter of the year by the Jazz Journalist Association.
He plays with inia trio with one of our leading young bassists Olie Brice and drummer extraordinaire Mark Sanders. Imagination personified.