Kurt Ribak 

(pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes)

gigs and other stuff

Kurt playing
                bass
photo by Lincoln Adler / Groove Tonic Media

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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 four recordings.  The newest record, "i got one more!" is played on KCSM-FM, San Diego's Jazz 88, PRI's "Jazz After Hours" (syndicated on 70 stations), KPFA, KZSC, KRCB, "The Creative Source" and more.

The band includes Greg Sankovich, Ross Wilson, Lincoln Adler, Alan Hall, and Michaelle Goerlitz.  Guests are Tony Marcus, Jinx Jones, and Jeff Cressman.  I think it's our best record yet.  It was recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley by Adam Munoz and produced by Greg, Lincoln, and myself.

You can buy Kurt Ribak's CDs, downloads, etc. 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 Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, at Down Home Music, 10341 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA.


September - early October 2017 Gigs

Saturday, September 2, noon to 3 PM
Rob Hart Trio - jazz & fusion
Sand Dollar Restaurant

http://www.stinsonbeachrestaurant.com
3458 Shoreline Hwy, Stinson Beach, CA 94970

 Sand Dollar Facade

Sand Dollar is a family owned and operated business set in one of the world's most beautiful places.  I've often gone here on my own time and my own dime.  There are a lot of locals who hang out here at the bar.  Sit outside, enjoy the weather, and listen to us live!  I'll be a sideman in drummer Rob Hart's trio.  The group will feature Greg Sankovich on keyboards.  Greg is my go-to guy on keyboards, and Rob is one of my first-call drummers.




Sunday afternoon, September 10
Kurt Ribak Quartet
Private Party




Friday, September 22, 7 PM to 11 PM
The Cliff House - bar / restaurant
http://www.cliffhouse.com/

1090 Point Lobos, SF, CA
415-386-3330
All ages, no cover

Cliff House

Come and watch the set into the Pacific while we play - the view is spectacular.
  We play in the lounge, although you can also hear us inSutro's, the main dining room.  Sutro's is fancier and has a full menu, but there is also a limited lounge menu where we play.  There is also the Bistro menu, if you want a full meal.

Kurt's leading the band on bass, Greg Sankovich keyboards, Lincoln Adler sax.  Come and watch the set into the Pacific while we play - the view is spectacular.



Free Outdoor Noon Jazz show in downtown SF - presented by People in Plazas
Thursday, September 28 - noon to 1 PM
Kurt Ribak Quintet - Original Jazz

303 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
all ages

The full quintet will make a rare appearance - the band will be Greg Sankovich keys, Lincoln Adler sax, Kurt on bass, Ross Wilson trumpet / trombone / flugelhorn, Matt Willis, drums.  This show is presented by Lynn Valente and People in Plazas. They've put on great free shows in downtown SF throughout the summer for many years. Check out their shows!



Thursday, September 28 - 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tom Patitucci - Original Jazz
The Impulse Room
http://www.impulseroom.com

1501 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596- Access is on Lincoln Street side of building.
925-476-5040
21 and over
Cover includes a complimentary buffet 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM-go here for details

Impulse Room streetside

The Impulse Room is a new and nice room - elegant but not stuffy, nice acoustics and furniture. The venue does have a dress code, so check that out first before you show up in sneakers, shorts, a t-shirt, and a ball cap.

The band is led by guitarist-composer Tom Patitucci.   Alex Murzyn is on woodwinds, the drummer is Dylan Habegger, and Kurt on bass.



Sunday, September 30, afternoon to evening
Kurt Ribak Quintet
private party



Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original Jazz
Saturday, October 7, 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
The Hedley Club Lounge
Hotel De Anza

233 W. Santa Clara, San Jose, CA
no cover

hedley room ceiling.jpgHotel De Anza exterior

I'll be leading a quartet playing my tunes withLincoln Adler sax,Greg Sankovich on piano, and Kurt on bass. 

The Hedley Club Lounge is one of the nicest rooms in Silicon Valley, with Moorish-themed decor from the Art Deco era. You can check out their food and drink menu here.



Wednesday, November 15 - 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Kurt Ribak - Original Jazz
The Impulse Room
http://www.impulseroom.com

1501 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596- Access is on Lincoln Street side of building.
925-476-5040
21 and over
Cover includes a complimentary buffet 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM-go here for details

Impulse Room streetside

The Impulse Room is a new and nice room - elegant but not stuffy, nice acoustics and furniture. The venue does have a dress code, so check that out first before you show up in sneakers, shorts, a t-shirt, and a ball cap.

Greg Sankovich is on keys, Lincoln Adler on sax, and Kurt on bass.  Others TBA.





Kurt Ribak - Original jazz
Saturday, November 18 - 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM
The Albatross Pub

1822 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA
21+ only, $3 cover
Albatross front

The band will include Greg Sankovich on keyboards, Randy Odell on drums, and Kurt on bass, natch.  This is a fun place.  Board games, dart boards, a full bar, popcorn - and us!  

Buy the CD online - or buy downloads!

videos
Kurt Ribak Live - videos from Kurt's May 26, 2015 Yoshi's show

Check out Kurt's YouTube channel for more videos

Video interviews 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.



"...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, Announcer, KCSM-FM

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