Kurt Ribak 

(pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes)

gigs and other stuff

Kurt playing
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.

Late July - August 2017 Gigs

Sheilani Alix- sultry yet warm and sweet vocals
Friday, July 21, 8:00 PM - 10:15 PM,
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 led by singer Sheilani Alix.  Also on the gig - Lincoln Adler saxophone, Greg Sankovich keyboards, Les James drums, Kurt bass.

Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original Jazz
Friday, July 28, 8 PM to 9:30 PM
The Impulse Room

1501 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596- Access is on Lincoln Street side of building.
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 - and a nice Yamaha baby grand piano.  
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 piano, Lincoln Adler sax, Randy Odell on drums, and Kurt on bass.

Rumor has it we may have a quintet for much of the evening with a guest!

Free Outdoor Noon show in downtown SF - presented by People in Plazas
Thursday, August 3, noon to 1 PM
Nashville Honeymoon - old-school country, rockabilly
Mint Plaza
14 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA

Hank Maninger and his wife Lynne Maes lead this band.  This is my first gig with them - and the first of three gigs with Hank that week!
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!   I'll be leading my quintet at People in Plazas shows August 11 and September 28.

Jukebox Charlies - rockabilly
Friday, August 4, 6 PM to 9 PM
Club Deluxe

1511 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117
club deluxe entrance
I'll be backing singer-guitarist Hank Maninger.  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 it was a center of the 1990s swing scene.  It's still got the Deco style, although last time I was there it was looking a little tired around the edges.  Still a nice place to dress up for, have a martini or other classic cocktail, and listen to live music.

Saturday, August 5, 9:30 PM to midnightish

Nashville Honeymoon - old-school country, rockabilly
The Plough & Stars
116 Clement St., San Francisco, CA 94118

Hank Maninger and his wife Lynne Maes lead this band.  I don't think I've been here before.  It's an Irish bar on Clement - please note this is NOT Berkeley's Starry Plough.

Free Outdoor Noon Jazz show in downtown SF - presented by People in Plazas
Friday, August 11 - noon to 1 PM
Kurt Ribak Quintet - Original Jazz
101 California, San Francisco, CA 94111

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, Rob Hart 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!  I'll be leading my quintet at another People in Plazas show September 28.

Saturday, August 12, noon to 3 PM
Rob Hart Trio - jazz & fusion
Sand Dollar Restaurant
3458 Shoreline Hwy, Stinson Beach, CA 94970
                                                          Dollar Facade
The Sand Dollar is a family owned and operated business.  The food is outstanding - I've 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.

Jinx Jones & The King Tones - rockabilly, country, surf.
August 12, 9:30 PM to midnightish
Downtown Joe's
902 Main St., Napa, CA

This is a brewpub with food in the heart of Downtown Napa.  I'll be backing Jinx Jones, who plays a mighty mean guitar.

San Jose Jazz Festival gig - Free show!
Sunday, August 13, 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original Jazz
Forager Tasting Room & Eatery
420 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

Kurt Ribak Quartet will be part of the San Jose Jazz Festival!  Tickets are here.  There are lots of great acts playing - come check it out.  We'll have

Greg Sankovich keys, Lincoln Adler sax, Kurt on bass, Rob Hart drums.   Ross Wilson trumpet / trombone / flugelhorn may join us for some tunes.

Buy the CD online - or buy downloads!

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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