photo by Clifton Romig
Kurt Ribak free in-store performance
at Down Home Music in El Cerrito
Saturday, June 8, 2 PM to about 3:45 PM.
Down Home Music - https://www.downhomemusic.com
10341 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA
free - all ages
haven't been to Down
Home Music in El Cerrito, you
are missing out big time. This store
is one of my favorite things about the Bay
Area. They call themselves "The
World's Jukebox." They aren't
kidding. You want Tuvan
throat-singing records? They got
'em. Gospel music recordings from
the 1920s? ditto. Congolese
Rumba? Yep. Vinyl? Oh
yes. 78s? Go to their swap
We'll be promoting our upcoming SFJAZZ show and our recording "ONWARD". Greg Sankovich will be on keys, Lincoln Adler on sax.
I (Kurt) will be interviewed by Alisa Clancy on KCSM's "Morning Cup of Jazz." She has interviewed me several times in the past - people have commented on our on-air rapport. Plus you get to hear me talk when I probably haven't had much sleep and am likely to say something I hadn't planned to say.
Below: Our two biggest shows of the year:
Kurt Ribak Quintet plays the
San Francisco Jazz
Thursday, June 20 - Two sets, 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM
SFJAZZ Joe Henderson Lab
201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
tickets - https://www.sfjazz.org/tickets/productions/kurt-ribak-quartet/
all ages, $34.50 - $25.00 for SFJAZZ members
More details to come, but this show will be in SFJAZZ's small room - the Joe Henderson Lab. It's the glass room you see from the street . We'll have most of the same folks as at our Freight & Salvage show last year - Greg Sankovich keyboards, Lincoln Adler sax, Myles Boisen electric guitar and lap steel guitar, and Kurt on bass and vocals.
SFJAZZ wrote some really nice stuff about us -
“Joyous, grooving, bluesy, sophisticated and masterful" could all be accurately use to describe bassist and composer Kurt Ribak’s music, but perhaps an assessment is best left to the man himself, who calls his rollicking mix of bebop sophistication and body-moving grooves “Charles Mingus meets The Meters.” Ribak brings his superb working quartet, performing music from their most recent album "."
A Berkeley native, Ribak parlayed his formative musical experiences as a cellist and member of the San Francisco Boys Chorus into a passion for the bass, studying at Cal Berkeley and Boston’s Berklee College of Music before returning to the East Bay and establishing a well-deserved reputation as one of the most respected creative forces on the scene. At the top of his creative game, Ribak suffered a devastating injury in a 2012 car accident that shattered his left arm and led to a dozen surgeries, leaving the bassist’s musical future in serious doubt. Through extensive physical rehab and endless persistence, Ribak re-learned to play and eventually returned to the bandstand, and it is this hard-won struggle to reclaim his life and career that led to , his most personal statement to date. With a renewed sense of urgency and the accompaniment of his telepathic quartet, including saxophonist Lincoln Adler and keyboardist Greg Sankovich, Kurt Ribak is back for the long haul.
At The Groove Yard in Oakland at 5555 Claremont in Oakland
At Down Home Music, 10341 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA
At Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery, San Francisco, CA
videos - we have a YouTube Channel
Performances, interviews of Kurt Ribak
Kurt Ribak Trio at Yoshi's San Francisco - June 30, 2009
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