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Kurt Ribak (pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes)
CDs, Yoshi's show, and other stuff

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I Got One
          More! cover Kurt Ribak
        Trio - debut CD cover Kurt
          Ribak Trio "more" CD cover Kurt Ribak Trio - "gone" CD cover 
RECORDINGS - We have three four! CDs out, including a brand-new one.  You can also get downloads.

I'm still recovering from the June 19, 2012 injuries to my arm and hand, almost three years later.  Surgeries and therapy continue. I had another surgery in early February and will be back playing in late March.  I expect at least one more surgery some time in the future.
The New Recording is Out!
You can buy "I Got One More!" by Kurt Ribak at CDBaby. You can buy physical CDs or downloads,including higher-quality mp3s or FLAC files. You can also download at iTunes. You can also buy it at a brick-and-mortar independent jazz record store, namely
The Groove Yard in Oakland at 5555 Claremont in Oakland.

If none of those work for you, email me and we'll work something out.   The recording includes Greg Sankovich, Ross Wilson, Lincoln Adler, Alan Hall, and Michaelle Goerlitz.  Guests are Tony Marcus, Jinx Jones, and Jeff Cressman

Recent Ink on Kurt
5/12/2015 Brian McCoy interview of Kurt Ribak on examiner.com - Part I
5/12/2015 Brian McCoy interview of Kurt Ribak on examiner.com - Part II

Notes on the

I've got links to notes about the record written by Lee Hildebrand and Scott Yanow.  The short notes by Hildebrand are here.  Longer notes by Hildebrand (as appear on the CD packaging itself) are here, and a longer article by Scott Yanow is here.  All are quick reads, though.

Kurt Ribak interviewed on KCSM-FM
I will be on KCSM- 91.1 FM Thursday, May 21 at 9 AM.  I will be interviewed by Alisa Clancy on KCSM's "Morning Cup of Jazz."  I'll be trying to wake up and wake up the rest of you who tune in.  I always enjoy interviews on KCSM.

You can also listen over the web by going to KCSM- 91.1 FM or getting the KCSM-FM app.

The Big Gig - Yoshi's, May 26

Tickets for Kurt Ribak's show at Yoshi's:
ickets now on sale:
This is Kurt's first Yoshi's show since 2011, and his first major show since his 2012 injury.  Tickets are expected to sell fast on this.  There's only one show and one set, so if you want to make the show, get your tickets soon.  More details about the show are further down the page.

Go here for a more complete list of Kurt's gigs.

CD Release Party
Back to Oakland!  We will play a CD release party at Yoshi's Oakland on May 26, performing songs from the new album.
Tickets to the Yoshi's Show Now On Sale

Kurt Ribak - "I Got One More!" CD release party

Tues., May 26 - 8 PM

Yoshi's Oakland
- http://www.yoshis.com

510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.238.9200

Admission - $17.00

Featured on the recording are:

Greg Sankovich
, piano, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes
Lincoln Adler
, tenor and alto sax
Ross Wilson
, trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn
Alan Hall
, drums
Michaelle Goerlitz
, percussion

Kurt Ribak
, electric and upright bass, vocals

featured guests on the recording are:
Jinx Jones, electric guitar
Tony Marcus, rhythm guitar
Jeff Cressman, trombone

We should have almost everybody from the record playing the show. We will sell the new CD at the Yoshi's show for a special low price.

                                                                Tickets to the Yoshi's Show Now On Sale
Tickets are now on sale.  There are a limited number of seats, and we've sold out in this past.  Celebrate our return to Yoshi's, and Kurt's return to leading his band - get tickets early! 

This show has been a long time coming.  We filled Yoshi's in 2009, 2010, and 2011.  In 2012 I was going to focus on our next record.  Instead I've spent every day since June 19, 2012 working on my recovery.  This show is a very big deal to me.  Getting back onstage at Yoshi's, leading my band, has been the goal I've set my eyes on since the injury.

Kurt Ribak Trio Merchandise

You can buy the Kurt Ribak CDs:
>online at CDBaby or by the download there, on iTunes, emusic.com, and all the other usual online sources
>at The Groove Yard in Oakland at 5555 Claremont in Oakland,
>at Down Home Music,
10341 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA.

Buy the CD online - or buy downloads!

Video interview of Kurt Ribak

This video interview was made by Lincoln Adler - www.LincolnAdler.com. Lincoln plays with us often and is the saxophonist of Times 4, the jazz-funk group Greg Sankovich also plays in.

Kurt Ribak Trio at Yoshi's San Francisco - June 30, 2009

The poster below was done by Maurice Tani, who also leads the country group 77 El Deora.


"...KURT'S ability to take you on a journey from the deepest waters of the Caribbean to the funky alleys of the urban jungle in one listening makes him a truly gifted original in my book." 
Chris Cortez, KCSM FM

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