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Kurt Ribak (pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes) - gigs

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Kurt Ribak
          Trio - debut CD cover Kurt
          Ribak Trio "more" CD cover Kurt
          Ribak Trio - "gone" CD cover 
RECORDINGS - We have three CDs out.  You can also get downloads.  We're gonna record another this year.


Gigs
I'm still recovering from the June 19, 2012 injuries to my arm and hand, two years later.  Surgeries and therapy continue.   We are planning to record the next CD this year.


Jinx Jones Jazz Trio
Wednesday, July 16 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Cafe Claude
Café Claude Downtown
7 Claude Lane

San Francisco, CA 94108

(t) 415.392.3505
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
interior Cafe Claude
I'll be playing a jazz trio gig with guitarist Jinx Jones.   Jinx will be playing jazz standards, with an emphasis on the tunes played by jazz guitar greats Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, and Kenny Burrell.  Cafe Claude has a small zinc bar (it's pretty much the only place you can see the band) and really good French food.
Cafe Claude is on an alley running parallel to and one block west ("uphill") from Kearney, between Bush and Sutter, in the Financial District.

There's a newer Cafe Claude in the Marina, but this ain't it.




Jinx Jones and the Jazzabilly All-Stars - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more
Friday, July 18, 8:30 - 11 PM
Speisekammer
2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (near Park)
Phone:(510) 522-1300
no cover, all ages

speisekammer logo
This place has really good German food, a great beer selection, a full bar, and is a place I've often gone to on my own time and dime, and has a hopping music scene. 
Jinx Jones is a gen - u - wine guitar hero and well worth checking out.  Ken Owen is on drums.  Jinx has played with Roy Buchanan, Chuck Berry, recorded with En Vogue, and many others.

If you want to hear the band I strongly recommend reservations specifying your seating preference near the band, or sitting at the bar.  This is an eclectic night of music. The music can range from "Misirlou" (the song that licks off "Pulp Fiction") to Thelonious Monk to Merle Haggard, and if Jinx is feeling it, you might get a couple of real surprise tunes at the end of the night.  I know he's surprised me!

speisekammer photo





Kurt Ribak
Trio - Original Jazz
Friday, July 25, 7 PM to 11 PM
The Cliff House
http://www.cliffhouse.com/
1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA
415-386-3330

Cliff
                                                        House
We play in the lounge, although you can also hear us in Sutro's, the main dining room.  Kurt's on bass, Mark "Markos" Sowlakis is on clarinet and sax, Greg Sankovich keyboards.  Markos is an especially fine clarinetist, and his bass clarinet work just kills me.  It's like bathing in warm chocolate fudge. 

We play in the lounge. You can best see and hear us there.  The menu in the lounge is more limited, but appealing.

Here is a sample bar menu,
here is a sample cocktail menu,
and here is a sample sparkling drinks menu.

There are spectacular views of the ocean - except when it's socked in.  On a clear summer night you can watch the sun set in the Pacific while we play.




Jinx Jones Jazz Trio
Sunday, July 27 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Cafe Claude

Café Claude Downtown
7 Claude Lane

San Francisco, CA 94108

(t) 415.392.3505
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
interior Cafe Claude
I'll be playing a jazz trio gig with guitarist Jinx Jones.   Jinx will be playing jazz standards, with an emphasis on the tunes played by jazz guitar greats Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, and Kenny Burrell.  Cafe Claude has a small zinc bar (it's pretty much the only place you can see the band) and really good French food.
Cafe Claude is on an alley running parallel to and one block west ("uphill") from Kearney, between Bush and Sutter, in the Financial District.

There's a newer Cafe Claude in the Marina, but this ain't it.




Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original Jazz
Friday, August 1, 8 PM to 10:15 PM
Armando's

707 Marina Vista Ave.,
Martinez, CA
21 +, cover

Armando's logo

Eloise Cotton, the booker of Armando's, is celebrating her birthday, and you're invited.  Eloise is an old friend of ours, and asked us to play her birthday party.  The band is Greg Sankovich on keys, Kurt on bass, Lincoln Adler on sax, and Randy Odell on drums.




Jinx Jones and Jessica Rose - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, and more
Thursday, August 14, 8 -10 PM
Atlas Cafe
www.atlascafe.net/

3049 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
(20th at Alabama, between Folsom and Potrero)
Phone:(415) 648-1047
No cover, All ages.

The Atlas is a nice space.  Magazines to read, lots of good inexpensive food, good beer, live music.  Jinx Jones is a genuine guitar hero, Jessica Rose has a really good voice.  No cover, great music, cheap good food and drink - you really can't go wrong.  Sometimes there are guests, too, including some of the best folks on the local scene.



Kurt Ribak Trio Merchandise

You can buy the Kurt Ribak Trio 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!


CD sales in Japan
Disk Union licensed the track "Prima," from the "more" CD by the Kurt Ribak Trio.   We are included in the "Jazz Bar 2008" recording, a compilation of recent jazz recordings.  The track "Pseudoafrocubanismo" from our debut CD ("Kurt Ribak Trio" - three fingers cover) was included in "Jazz Bar 2007," which has been selling well in Japan. 

Our newest CD, "gone" has been selling especially well in Japan.



videos

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.

benefit poster



"...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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