Kurt playing
              bass
photo by Lincoln Adler / Groove Tonic Media

Kurt Ribak (pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes)
July gigs and other stuff

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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 three four! CDs out, including a brand-new one.  You can also get downloads.

Kurt's injury
I'm still recovering from the June 19, 2012 injuries to my arm and hand, almost three years later.  Surgeries and therapy continue. I had another surgery in early February and will be back playing in late March.  I expect at least one more surgery some time in the future.
 

The New Recording is Out!
You can buy "I Got One More!" by Kurt Ribak at CDBaby. You can buy physical CDs or downloads, including higher-quality mp3s or FLAC files. You can also download at iTunes. Just type "Kurt Ribak" into the search box and it'll bring up the recording.

You can also buy it at a brick-and-mortar independent jazz record store, namely
The Groove Yard in Oakland at 5555 Claremont in Oakland, between Telegraph Ave and College.  If none of those work for you, email me and we'll work something out.

The recording includes Greg Sankovich, Ross Wilson, Lincoln Adler, Alan Hall, and Michaelle Goerlitz.  Guests are Tony Marcus, Jinx Jones, and Jeff Cressman.  These are some heavy hitters in the Bay Area music scene, folks.


Notes on The Recording
I've got links to notes about the record written by Lee Hildebrand and Scott Yanow.  The short notes by Hildebrand are here.  Longer notes by Hildebrand (as appear on the CD packaging itself) are here, and a longer article by Scott Yanow is here.  All are quick reads, though.



July Gigs


Kurt Ribak Duo - original  jazz
Thursday, July 9, 8 PM to 10 PM
Atlas Cafe
3049 20th St x. Alabama (20th at Alabama, between Folsom and Potrero)
San Francisco, CA
Phone:(415)648-1047
all ages, no cover
Atlas
                                          Cafe front
Keyboardist Greg Sankovich and I will be doing this gig.  Saxophonist/clarinetist Tom Griesser will join us. 
The Atlas is a nice space.  Magazines to read, lots of good inexpensive food,  live music. 



Jinx Jones Jazz Trio
Thursday, July 16, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cafe Claude
7 Claude Lane
San Francisco, CA 94108
(e) cafeclaude@claudelane.com
(t) 415.392.3505

no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
 Interior,
                                          Cafe Claude
I'll be playing a jazz trio gig with guitarist Jinx Jones.   Jinx will be playing jazz standards, with an emphasis on the tunes played by jazz guitar greats Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, and Kenny Burrell.  Cafe Claude has a small zinc bar (the bar is pretty much the only place you can see the band) and really good French food.

Cafe Claude is on an alley running parallel to and one block west ("uphill") from Kearney, between Bush and Sutter, in the Financial District.




Jinx Jones and the Jazzabilly All-Stars - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more
Friday, July 17, 8:30 - 11 PM (the third Friday of every month)
Speisekammer
2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (near Park)
522-1300
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar

speisekammer logospeisekammer


















                                                          front

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.

Jinx Jones is a gen - u - wine guitar hero. Check out the article on Jinx in the SF Chronicle's SFGate.  Jinx has played with Roy Buchanan, Chuck Berry, recorded with En Vogue, and many others.

If you want to hear the band I strongly recommend reservations specifying your seating preference near the band, or sitting at the bar.  This is an eclectic night of music. The music can range from "Misirlou" (the song that licks off "Pulp Fiction") to Thelonious Monk to Merle Haggard, and if Jinx is feeling it, you might get a couple of real surprise tunes at the end of the night.  I know he's surprised me!

There was a nice write-up about Jinx in the San Francisco Chronicle's culture blog about the local "twang" scene - "Jinx is a guitar virtuoso who seamlessly moves from rockabilly to jazz to twang and back again, sometimes in the same song."  Read the article here.



Kurt Ribak Quintet - original instrumental jazz - Free noon outdoor concert
Friday, July 24, noon to 1 PM
560 Mission,
San Francisco, CA

This is a free outdoor show presented by People In Plazas, who present free shows all summer long in downtown SF. 

The band will be me, Greg Sankovich on keyboards, Tom Griesser on woodwinds, Ross Wilson on brass, and Rob Hart on drums. 



Kurt Ribak Quartet - original instrumental jazz 

Thursday, July 30, 9 PM to midnight
The Lucky Horseshoe

453 Cortland,

San Francisco, CA

21+ only, no cover

Lucky
                                                          Horseshoe
                                                          facadelucky
                                                          horseshoe
                                                          sign

This is a neighborhood bar in Bernal Heights that books a lot of music.  The band will be Kurt, Greg Sankovich on keyboards, Tom Griesser on woodwinds, and Randy Odell on drums.



Kurt Ribak Trio  - original instrumental jazz

Friday, July 31, 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
We play in the lounge, although you can also hear us in Sutro's, the main dining room.  Kurt's on bass, Greg Sankovich keyboards, Mark "Markos" Sowlakis woodwinds.  Relax, have some food and drink, listen to us and watch the sun set into the Pacific.  The view here can be really spectacular.



August Gigs

Jinx Jones Duo - rockabilly, country, maybe a little jazz
Thursday, August 13, 8 PM to 10 PM
Atlas Cafe
3049 20th St x. Alabama
San Francisco, CA
all ages, no cover

Atlas Cafe front

Good simple grub - pizzas, sandwiches, soups, salads.  Beer and wine, coffee, tea.  Get a light dinner, have something to drink, and hear me backing deep-fried guitar hero Jinx JonesA guitar will twang, a bass will be slapped, and heartaches will be sung.  Here's a review of Jinx's newest CD.



Saturday, August 15, noon to 3 PM
Jinx Jones and the King Tones - rockabilly, old-school country, and surf

Sand Dollar Restaurant
3458 Shoreline Hwy
(Highway 1)
Stinson Beach CA 94970
 
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
sand dollar
                                                  facade
 
I'll be backing Jinx Jones on the deck of the Sand Dollar in downtown Stinson Beach.  This is a great place to get a meal while traveling in West Marin or out surfing, hiking, cycling, etc.

The Sand Dollar has been around since 1921.  Inside is a converted vintage houseboat, of the sort that used to be found around San Francisco and Marin County in the late 19th century.



Jinx Jones and the Jazzabilly All-Stars - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more
Friday, August 21, 8:30 - 11 PM (the third Friday of every month)
Speisekammer
2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (near Park)
522-1300
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
speisekammer logospeisekammer front

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.

Jinx Jones is a gen - u - wine guitar hero. Check out the article on Jinx in the SF Chronicle's SFGate.  Jinx has played with Roy Buchanan, Chuck Berry, recorded with En Vogue, and many others.

If you want to hear the band I strongly recommend reservations specifying your seating preference near the band, or sitting at the bar.  This is an eclectic night of music. The music can range from "Misirlou" (the song that licks off "Pulp Fiction") to Thelonious Monk to Merle Haggard, and if Jinx is feeling it, you might get a couple of real surprise tunes at the end of the night.  I know he's surprised me!

There was a nice write-up about Jinx in the San Francisco Chronicle's culture blog about the local "twang" scene - "Jinx is a guitar virtuoso who seamlessly moves from rockabilly to jazz to twang and back again, sometimes in the same song."  Read the article here.





Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original jazz
Saturday, August 22 - 8 PM to 11 PM
Jupiter
http://www.jupiterbeer.com

2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Phone: 510.THE.TAPS

Jupiter
                                                          front

Great beer, excellent pizzas and salad, a nice beer garden on a summer night - ya gotta love it! Greg Sankovich on keys, Lincoln Adler on sax, Rob Hart on drums and Kurt on bass.  We'll be playing my book of tunes, including some from my most current recording, "I Got One More!"




Jinx Jones and his Jazz Trio.
Sunday, August 23, 6 PM to 9 PM
Sausalito Cruising Club - private gig


Jinx Jones Jazz Trio
Thursday, August 27, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cafe Claude
7 Claude Lane
San Francisco, CA 94108
(e) cafeclaude@claudelane.com
(t) 415.392.3505

no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
 Interior, Cafe
                                                    Claude
I'll be playing a jazz trio gig with guitarist Jinx Jones.   Jinx will be playing jazz standards, with an emphasis on the tunes played by jazz guitar greats Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, and Kenny Burrell.  Cafe Claude has a small zinc bar (the bar is pretty much the only place you can see the band) and really good French food.

Cafe Claude is on an alley running parallel to and one block west ("uphill") from Kearney, between Bush and Sutter, in the Financial District.

Kurt Ribak Trio Merchandise

You can buy Kurt Ribak's CDs:
>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.

Buy the CD online - or buy downloads!
videos
Kurt Ribak Live - videos from Kurt's May 26, 2015 Yoshi's show

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.






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, Announcer, KCSM-FM


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