Discography

  • The Muse
    Tom Knific

    Buy | Share Fred Hersch, John Knific, Chris Beckstrom, Keith Hall, Taylor O’Donnell, Jamey Haddad, Mark Jackson, Ryan Andrews. Azica Records, 2011.

    Lines of Influence
    Tom Knific Quartet

    Buy | Share Tom Knific, Chris Beckstrom, John Knific, Keith Hall with Ryan Andrews. Azica Records, 2009.

    Siena
    Tom Knific

    Buy | Share Renata Artman Knific, John Abercrombie, Gene Bertoncini, Billy Drewes, Tim Froncek, Jamey Haddad, Sir Roland Hanna, Fred Hersch, Andy LaVerne, Sunny Wilkinson. Sea Breeze Records, 2004.

    Home Bass - Duos and Trios
    Tom Knific

    Tom Knific, Trent Kynaston, Gene Bertoncini, Andy LaVerne, Billy Hart, and Peter Dominguez. Jazzheads Records, 1998.

    Happily Evans After
    Ron DiSalvio Trio

    Ron Disalvio, Tom Knific, Keith Hall. Blujazz Records, 2010.

    Mayan Myths
    Western Jazz Quartet

    Trent Kynaston, Steve Zegree, Tom Knific, Tim Froncek, with Scott Cowan and Jamey Haddad. Sea Breeze Records, 2005.

  • Gold Are My Flowers/A Civil War Song Cycle
    C. Curtis-Smith

    Mary Bonhag, Carmen Pelton, Jan Opalach, Renata Artman Knific, Karen Buranskis, Tom Knific, Christine Smith, Bradley Wong, Scott Thornburg, Judy Moonert. Albany Records, 2011.

    In The Worlds of Ira
    Kevin Cole

    Kevin Cole, Tom Knific, Tim Froncek. Musicole Records, 2008.

    Steve Zegree and Friends
    Western Jazz Quartet

    Sea Breeze Records, 2008.

    Music of Astor Piazolla and Frank Proto
    The Merling Trio with Tom Knific

    Featuring the premiere recording of the Proto Quartet for Piano and Strings, which was written for this ensemble. Centaur Records, 2006.

    Premiere
    Western Jazz Quartet featuring Scott Cowan

    All original music of composer/trumpeter Scott Cowan. Sea Breeze Records, 2005.

    West of Everywhere
    Renata Artman Knific

    With Tom Knific, John Abercrombie, Gene Bertoncini, Andy LaVerne, Sir Roland Hanna, Billy Drewes, and Jamey Haddad. Sea Breeze Records, 2003.

  • Distant Mirrors
    Rhonda Larson and Ventus

    Rhonda Larson, Tom Knific, Rob Cookman, Sam Nead, Carolyn Koebel…. Bear Back Records, 2003

    Waning Moon
    Wlodek Pawlik Quartet

    Wlodek Pawlik, Trent Kynaston, Tom Knific, Tim Froncek. Universal Records, 2001.

    Sabine's Dance
    Western Jazz Quartet

    Trent Kynaston, Steve Zegree, Tom Knific, Tim Froncek, with Renata Artman Knific and Billy Hart. Sea Breeze Records, 2001.

    Steps Taken
    Ted Hogarth

    Ted Hogarth, Kevin Cole, Neal Alger, Tom Knific, Darren Scorza. 2001.

    Simply Cole
    Tim Cole

    Tribute to Cole Porter, with Tim Noble, Trent Kynaston, Steve Zegree, and Tim Froncek. SMR Records, 1999.

    Blue Miles
    Western Michigan University Jazz Orchestra

    Tom Knific, director and producer of this Down Beat award-winning recording. Sea Breeze Records, 1998.

  • Positive Settings
    Rick Holland Quartet

    Rick Holland, Larry Nowak, Terry Lower, Tom Knific, Ed Fedewa, and Larry Ochiltree. Cadence Jazz Records, 1998.

    Turtles
    Wlodek Pawlik Quartet with Randy Brecker

    Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik, Trent Kynaston, Tom Knific, and Cezary Konrad. Polonia Records, 1996.

    Blue Harts
    Western Jazz Quartet

    Trent Kynaston, Steve Zegree, Tom Knific, Tim Froncek, with Billy Hart and Phil DeGreg. SMR Records, 2005.

    Live At The Akwarium

    Wlodek Pawlik, Trent Kynaston, Tom Knific, and Billy Hart. Koch International Records, 1994.

    Firebird
    Western Jazz Quartet with Billy Hart

    First CD release by the WJQ, featuring Billy Hart. Named one of the best CD’s of the 1990’s by Down Beat Magazine. SMR Records, 1993.

    Spritely Overdue
    WMU Jazz Orchestra

    Western Michigan University Jazz Orchestra and Western Jazz Quartet. Sea Breeze Vista Records, 1993.