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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.

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

I have another surgery in late March so will have to lay off the upright a while afterward.  I plan to record a fourth CD later this year.

Jinx Jones and the Jazzabilly All-Stars - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more
Friday, March 21, 8:30 - 11 PM
2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (near Park)
Phone:(510) 522-1300
no cover, all ages

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I'm really looking forward to this gig!  This is where Jinx and I really connected musically.  I've played many a gig here, both with Jinx and the late Regina Pontillo, and even with Scott Young and the TG5.  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. 

If you want to hear the band I strongly recommend reservations specifying your seating preference, or sitting at the bar.  This is going to be an eclectic night of music. 
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Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original Jazz
Saturday, April 5, 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM

Hedley Room Lounge
Hotel De Anza

233 W Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA, 95113
Phone:866 539 8430‎
no cover, all ages

hotel de anza outsidehedley room

This show will have a different lineup than some - Mark "Markos" Sowlakis on woodwinds, Randy Craig on piano, Bryan Bowman on drums, and me on keyboard bass and maybe some vocals, as I'll be recovering from surgery and will be temporarily unable to play upright.   Randy is a veteran of the Pickle Family Circus Band.  He currently plays with Maurice Tani, who is one of my very favorite songwriters.  Markos and I have played together many times.  His clarinet playing is a real treat.  Bryan Bowman plays with a lot of the best jazz musicians in the Bay Area.

The Hedley Room Lounge has good food, wine and cocktails, and is in a beautifully restored Art Deco-era room. 

Kurt Ribak Trio Merchandise

You can buy the Kurt Ribak Trio CDs:
>online at CDBaby or by the download there, on iTunes,, 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!

East Bay Express Review:There was a review of the CD in the "Local Licks" column of the East Bay Express. 

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.


Video interview of Kurt Ribak

This video interview was made by Lincoln Adler - 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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