PETER KNOLL 
"Peter Knoll is a world class player, and even better, he has his own unique style and voice. Something that rarely one finds. His improvisational playing is truly inspiring!" 

-Guitar Player Zen Magazine


Peter has worked  with greats like Bassist Mark E. Peterson (Cassandra Wilson, Lyle Lovett, Joan Baez) as well as Percussionists Hahlil (Roberta Flack), Gerardo Velez (Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Spyro Gyro) and Mike D. (Beastie Boys).


CHRISTIAN FINGER

Is an award-winning German drummer and composer.  He has released three albums with his most recent Ananda came out in 2014.


​“Ananda is brimming with idealism and fearless venture, plentiful with cinematic tableaus that somehow gracefully merge between unlikely leaps and on-the-sleeve honesty. 

-Jeff Potter, Downbeat Magazine



CHRISTOPHER BRAIG 

Christopher Braig is an eclectic saxophonist, flutist, composer, author, and educator.

He has released two CD's of original music.  Blue Morpho in 2016 and Free Jazz Dance Party with the group 4=ONE ​in 2018.

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CHRISTOPHER BRAIG

 

CHRISTIAN FINGER


PETER KNOLL


FOR BOOKING CONTACT CHRISTOPHER BRAIG

314.910.3825 cbraigjazz@gmail.com

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​The German/American trio of Christopher Braig, Christian Finger and Peter Knoll formed in New York City under the most unusual of circumstances..... 


In June of 2018 saxophonist Christopher Braig was scheduled to interview twelve time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch in his SOHO loft for a documentary film about legendary Cincinnati saxophonist Jimmy McGary.   


Former St. Louis resident and Webster University chum Lauren Lee, seeing Christopher's itinerary on Facebook, invited Christopher to join her on the series premier of Forces In Motion at Silvana in Harlem after the interview which he gladly accepted.  The last act on the show that night was the Peter Knoll Trio. 


A long conversation ensued between Peter and Christopher after the show.  Mostly about being 50-something father's of young children named after famous jazz musicians.  The two decided to keep in touch.​


Peter and Christopher kept up their dialogue and agreed they should find a way to play music together.  After several more weeks Peter brought in drummer and composer Christian Finger and set up a casual session at Christian's teaching studio in Brooklyn. 


After a few hours of playing the trio agreed a recording session was in order as soon as could be arranged.  A seven hour session was completed at Brooklyn Bull Studio on October 19th 2018.


The session is in post production....​​