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photo by Lincoln Adler / Groove Tonic Media
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,
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.
Big upcoming 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?
Ettinger, Jazz Violin and John Finkbiner, guitar
Thursday, October 26, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
1611 2nd Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
Portal's website says "Portal is a beer garden featuring a large outdoor patio with a breathtaking view of Lake Merritt." They serve beer and wine and have a full menu. John Ettinger is on violin, John Finkbiner on guitar, I believe John Hanes is on drums. Kurt on bass.
GIG - Friday, October 27, 6 to 9 PM - and the fourth
Friday of every month
Tennessee Truckstop - rockabilly and more
1511 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117
I'll be backing singer-guitarist Hank Maninger and his wife, vocalist Lynne Maes. 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.
- Sun November 3, 4, and 5
Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original Jazz
American Art Festival
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-2918
(Entrance at 14th and J Streets)
Hours: Friday Noon Ė 9pm, Saturday 10am -7pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm
Children under 12 Free
Randy Odell will
be on drums, Greg Sankovich
on keyboards, Lincoln Adler will
be on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Kurt on upright bass. We've been doing
this gig for over a decade and we're always glad for a chance to
come back to Sacramento.
We will play roughly 45-minute sets with the
Fri 11/3 - 11 AM, 2 PM
Sat 11/4 - 11 AM, 2 PM
Sun 11/5 - 1 PM, 4 PM
November 15 - 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Kurt Ribak - Original Jazz
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
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.
is on keys, Lincoln Adler on
sax, Carrie Jahde on drums, and Kurt on bass.
Kurt Ribak Trio - original instrumental jazz
Thursday, November 16, 9 PM to midnight
The Lucky Horseshoe
453 Cortland, San Francisco, CA - Bernal Heights
This is a neighborhood bar in Bernal Heights that books a lot of music. It looks a little dive-y - in a good way - but they have excellent bartenders who can whip up specialty ingredients with quality ingredients.
The band will be me, Greg Sankovich on keyboards, and Randy Odell on drums.
Ribak Trio -
Saturday, November 18 - 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM
The Albatross Pub
1822 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA
21+ only, $3 cover
This is our return to the prestigious Blue Note
Napa. If the Blue Note rings a bell, it is
part of a worldwide group of clubs that started with the Blue Note
in NYC. Other Blue Note sites include Honolulu, Milano,
Tokyo, and Beijing.
Blue Note Napa gig - Kurt Ribak Quartet!
Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original Jazz
Thursday, November 30, sets at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
Downstairs in the Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main St., Napa, CA 94559
Kurt Ribak Trio - Original
Friday, December 22 - 7 PM to 11 PM
The Cliff House - bar / restaurant
1090 Point Lobos, SF, CA
All ages, no cover
This place really has a great
view. You can see the Pacific Ocean, the Marin
Headlands, Ocean Beach, Land's End, and more. Listen and
watch us in the lounge, while enjoying drinks and maybe some
bar food. You can also hear us from the main dining
room. Kurt's on bass, Greg
Sankovich keyboards, Lincoln Adler sax.
Jazz Christmas Eve Service with the Dan Damon Quartet
Sunday, December 24, 7 PM to 8:15 PM
First United Methodist Church
201 Martina Street
(at West Richmond Avenue)
Richmond, CA 94801
I have played at this church for over fifteen
years. The church itself is quite lovely in a modest,
unpretentious way. It was built by shipwrights in the dawn
of the twentieth century. It has great acoustics and Pastor
Dan Damon and his congregation are welcoming - here is their
We, the people of First United Methodist Church in Point Richmond, seek to embody Godís love for all people through our worship and the many ways we nurture and serve our community and world. We welcome everyone and celebrate the ways we differ in age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We preserve and embrace the beautiful diversity of nature. We cooperate with other congregations and organizations to participate in Jesusí mission of peace, justice, and unconditional love.
New Year's Eve
the Dan Damon
Saturday, December 31, 5 PM to 6:15 PM
Epworth United Methodist Church
1953 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA 94707
Dan Damon will lead a
quartet in a New Year's Eve service. This is a diverse
congregation and I've found the service to be a wonderful
balance to all the manic aspects of New Year's Eve
celebrations. The quartet will be Rev. Dan Damon on piano, Kurt on
bass, Lincoln Adler on sax, and Carrie Jahde on drums.
Buy our CDs online - or buy
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
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