Kurt Ribak 

(pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes)

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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.


Gigs

Big show in 2018 - Mark Your Calendars!

Kurt Ribak recording release party at the Freight & Salvage - http://thefreight.org - in Berkeley - May 2018 (yes, next year)

It's way off on May 7, 2018, but my group will celebrate the release of our next recording Monday, May 7 at one of the very finest venues in the Bay Area.  More details to come, but it will be our biggest Bay Area show since Yoshi's back in 2015. 

If you see us once in 2018, this is the show to see.  We'll celebrate the release of the recording we're currently working on. 
The band will include Greg Sankovich on keys, Lincoln Adler on sax, Myles Boisen on electric guitar and lap steel guitar, Alan Hall on drums, and Michaelle Goerlitz on percussion.  I'll be playing bass and singing at least a couple of songs.

Freight & Salvage is primarily known for American music other than jazz, so why are we playing there?

I love to see shows here - I think you will too, if you aren't already a Freight fan.



Wednesday, January 24 - 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Eric Van James - keyboards
The Impulse Room - nightclub / concert venue
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 nice room - elegant but not stuffy, nice acoustics and furniture. 
It has really good acoustics, and has become a favorite for me both both as a performer and an audience member.
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.

Keyboardist Eric Van James in the leader.



Friday, January 26, 6 to 9 PM

Nashville Honeymoon - rockabilly and more
Club Deluxe - bar

http://www.clubdeluxe.co
1511 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 552-1555
21+

club deluxe entrance
I'll be backing singer-guitarist Hank Maninger and his wife, vocalist Lynne MaesRobi Bean will be on drums.

I used to play Club Deluxe a lot in the early '90s with the late Khevan Lennon-Onaje, Bruno Pelletier-Bacquert, and Section 8 Project, back when the Deluxe was a center of the 1990s swing scene.  It's still got the Deco style.  Still a nice place to dress up for, have a martini or other classic cocktail, and listen to live music.

This is a steady gig for Nashville Honeymoon - the fourth Friday of every month.  I'll be subbing on this gig, although I've played with Nashville Honeymoon a number of times. 

What is Nashville Honeymoon like live?  Here we are on "The Kamla Show" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKAJtSr9noM



Thursday, February 1 - 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Kurt Ribak - Original Jazz
The Impulse Room
- nightclub / concert venue
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, Alan Hall on drums, and Kurt is on bass and vocals.



Kurt Ribak Quartet
Friday, February 9, 8:00 PM to 10:15 PM,
Armando's
- nightclub
http://www.armandosmartinez.com
707 Marina Vista, Martinez, CA 94553
$15 cover, 21+ only, cash only
Armando's exterior
We're back at one of my very favorite venues - Armando's.  The band will be Lincoln Adler saxophone, Greg Sankovich keyboards, TBA drums, Kurt bass.  This will be our last public show in the Bay Area for a while, as we'll be gearing up for our Freight and Salvage show May 7.

If you come here, bring cash.  It's a cash only biz, so leave your virtual money at home.




Imperial Jazz Co.- classic jazz
Friday, February 16, 9 PM - 11 PM

Parkway Lounge (dive bar),
1850 Park Blvd. Oakland, CA

No cover, 21+ only

Featuring John Hanes, Kurt Ribak, Tony Marcus, John Finkbeiner, Myles Boisen, John Ettinger, Chris Grady, David Slusser, and Jill Rogers This band has a crazy amount of talent.  The Parkway is a dive bar.  Drinks are cheap, service is friendly, but there's no food and the place ain't fancy.




Jinx Jones Jazz Trio - Jazz
Saturday, February 17 - 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 - ya gotta love it!  
I'll be playing a jazz trio gig with guitarist Jinx Jones.   Jinx will be playing jazz standards, with an emphasis on tunes played by jazz guitar greats Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessel, and Kenny Burrell. 




Buy our CDs 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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