Kurt Ribak - Press Page
photo by Lincoln Adler
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Kurt Ribak bio
Band Personnel & Bios - SFJAZZ October 20, 2022 "Mingus Ah Um" tribute
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photo credit: Lincoln Adler
Kurt Ribak's YouTube video channel, featuring performances from Yoshi's and Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Reverbnation Electronic Press Kit
Dropbox link available on request - email me
SFJAZZ profile blog post
KCSM-FM interview by Alisa Clancy
on "Morning Cup of Jazz"
article on Kurt Ribak by Andrew Gilbert
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 "Onward."
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 Onward, 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."
There's also a blog post SFJAZZ asked me to write about my injury and recovery here: https://www.sfjazz.org/onthecorner/kurt-ribak-interview/.
we have a YouTube
Haven't seen us before and want to see if it's your thing? Or revisit some of our shows? Check out our YouTube channel, or watch the selected videos below. The Youtube Channel features a bunch of performances from our Freight & Salvage shows, a Yoshi's show, and more.
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of Kurt Ribak
These video interviews were 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.
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