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The newest record, "onward" features Greg Sankovich, Ross Wilson, Lincoln Adler, Russ Gold, Alan Hall, Michaelle Goerlitz, Myles Boisen, and Kurt.
It's our best record yet. It was recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley by Adam Muñoz and produced by Greg, Lincoln, and Kurt.
Purchase: You can buy Kurt Ribak's CDs, downloads, etc. online at, on iTunes 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.
Streaming: You can also stream us on Spotify, Qobuz and Pandora, as well as other sources.
I think outdoor house concerts -
and concerts presented or underwritten by nonprofits, such as Bay Area
Jazzmobile and Jazz In the
Neighborhood - as well as Freight & Salvage
and SFJAZZ are
going to be the way forward for some time, especially for jazz
and other music with limited commercial appeal.
If you want to hire my band for a house concert - or are a nonprofit interested in presenting or underwriting jazz performances, please contact me.
Kurt Ribak Trio- jazz- featuring Myles Boisen on guitar and violinist
Sunday, February 5, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Every first and third Sunday
Chez Mansour - Mediterranean, Lebanese, Wine Bar
1369 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
Chez Mansour is a a cozy family-run restaurant and wine bar with excellent Lebanese food. I played here for a couple of years with George Cole. You may also remember the location as the former site of Britt-Marie, if you've been in the area a while.
Kurt Ribak - Original Jazz
Friday, February 17, 7 PM to 9 PM
Roxx on Main - California Cuisine - INDOOR SHOW
627 Main Street, Martinez, CA 94553
returns to Roxx on Main in Martinez. We'll be
indoors for this show, as it's getting cold in
Martinez. The restaurant was recently
featured on the KQED-TV show "Check, Please."
The food, California Cuisine, is exceptional - Go
here for a YouTube
link to the episode featuring Roxx - the episode
features three worthy restaurants, but the segment about Roxx
on Main starts at 14:27.
Executive Chef Lesley Stiles and Chef de Cuisine Tony Lauro consistently create outstanding food. I've repeatedly come on my own time and dime to eat here and cheer on other bands.
I'll be playing with Lincoln Adler on sax, Greg Sankovich on keyboards, and me on bass and vocals. The restaurant serves food until 9 PM and there is a full bar. Make reservations inside - Roxx is a popular place.
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, KCSM FM announcer
“Joyous,” “grooving,” “bluesy,” “sophisticated,” and “masterful” could all be accurately used 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.
You can see
my blog post at SFJAZZ about my injury and recovery here - https://www.sfjazz.org/onthecorner/kurt-ribak-interview/
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hear some audio of us? We are on Spotify, and you can
also hear us here.
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