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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 working on the next recording.

I'm still recovering from the June 19, 2012 injuries to my arm and hand, over two years later.  Surgeries and therapy continue.

Gigs

Jinx Jones Jazz Trio - jazz guitar
Friday, October 31 - 7:30 PM to 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.
claude lane dusk
View down Claude Lane.  I took this photo on my phone during a set break.



Friday-Sunday, November 7, 8, and 9 - two sets daily
Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original Jazz

American Art Festival
http://www.americanartfestivals.com/


Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-2918
Entrance at 14th and J Streets

Fri., Nov. 7 - we play at 11 AM & 2 PM.
Sat,. Nov. 8 - we play at 11 AM & 2 PM.
Sun., Nov. 9 - we play at 1 PM and 4 PM.

Festival Hours: Friday Noon – 9pm, Saturday 10am -7pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm
Tickets at the Door - $8.00 Adults, $7.00 Seniors,
Children under 12 Free


Randy Odell on drums, Greg Sankovich on piano, Lincoln Adler will be on saxophones
,and Kurt on upright bass. I have a number of free passes.  Text me (and include your name and mail address) and I may be able to send you a couple.



Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original Jazz
Saturday, November 8, 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM

The Albatross Pub

http://albatrosspub.com/
1822 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA
21 and over only
Albatross
                      pub
Kurt Ribak Quartet - Kurt on upright, Greg Sankovich keyboards, Lincoln Adler sax, Rob Hart drums
The Albatross has been around since 1964.  Good drinks, darts, board games - and us. 




Thursday, November 13, 8 PM-10 PM
Jinx Jones and Jessica Rose - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, and more

Atlas Cafe
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, good live 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.




Jinx Jones and the Jazzabilly All-Stars - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more

Friday, November 21, 8:30 - 11 PM (the third Friday of every month)

Speisekammer

2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (near Park)
522-1300
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
speisekammer logospeisekammer
                    front

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. Check out the article on Jinx in the SF Chronicle's SFGateJinx 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!



Jinx Jones Jazz Trio - jazz guitar
Saturday, November 22 - 8 PM to 11 PM

Jupiter
http://www.jupiterbeer.com
2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Phone: 510.THE.TAPS

Jupiter front

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.


Jinx Jones Jazz Trio - jazz guitar
Sunday, November 30 - 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.




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, a prominent jazz label in Japan, licensed the track "Tango Para Mi Padre" from our CD "gone." They licensed the track "Prima," from the "more" CD by the Kurt Ribak Trio.   We are also included in their "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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