Kurt Ribak 

(pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes)

early 2016 gigs and other stuff

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 new 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 New Recording


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

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.



early 2016 Gigs

Jinx Jones Duo - rockabilly, country, maybe a little jazz
Thurs., January 14, 8 PM to 10 PM
Atlas Cafe

3049 20th St x. Alabama
San Francisco, CA
all ages, no cover, cafe w/ beer & wine

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.




Jinx Jones and the Jazzabilly All-Stars - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more
Friday, January 15, 8:30 - 11 PM
Speisekammer

2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (near Park)
522-1300
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
speisekammer logo
speisekammer front
 Speisekammer 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, and has a hopping music scene.  Here's a review of one of our gigs there.

Jinx Jones is a gen - u - wine guitar hero and well worth checking out. 
Check out the article on Jinx in the SF Chronicle's SFGateJinx has played with Roy Buchanan, Solomon Burke, Chuck Berry, recorded with En Vogue, and many others.  He's also featured on my track "Fried Chicken."

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!



Jinx Jones & The King Tones - Country, Surf, & Rockabilly
Saturday, January 16  -  6 PM to 10 PM

Poor House Bistro,
91 South Autumn Street,
San Jose, CA 95110


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The Poor House Bistro calls itself "San Jose's New Orleans Joint."  Relax, have a beer or two, enjoy some New Orleans food, and hear us!

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 - Original Jazz
Friday, January 22, 8 PM to 10 PM
Armando's
http://www.armandosmartinez.com/
707 Marina Vista , Martinez, CA
21 and over only
$15 cover - cash only
Armando

Kurt on upright, Greg Sankovich keyboards, Lincoln Adler sax, Carrie Jahde drums.  Carrie previously played with us at the Hotel De Anza and is the house drummer at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church, where Greg and I play most Sundays.
 

Armando's is one of my favorite places to see and hear other musicians.  It's a great room - the acoustics are excellent, they have a good sound system with good people running it, and the room itself is cool.  Plus the folks who run it, Roy Jeans and Eloise Cotton, are among my favorite people.  They're keeping a great scene alive.
People sometimes think Martinez is too far away, but it's a heckuva lot quicker to get door to door from a place in Oakland to Armando's than it is to drive into San Francisco, look for parking etc.  Plus Martinez is a charming and historic town.





Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original jazz
Saturday, January 23 - 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! Greg Sankovich on keys, Lincoln Adler on sax, Russ Gold on drums and Kurt on bass.  We'll be playing my book of tunes, including some from our most current recording, "I Got One More!"





Jinx Jones Jazz Trio - Jazz Guitar
Thursday, Feb. 4, 7 PM to 10 PM
398 Brasserie
398 Geary at Mason, San Francisco

This is a new venue for me, and I believe it's a new venue for bandleader Jinx Jones.  Here's a Michelin Guide review of the restaurant.
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. 




Jinx Jones Jazz Trio - Jazz
Saturday, February 6 - 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. 




Jinx Jones and the Jazzabilly All-Stars - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more
Friday, February 19, 8:30 - 11 PM
Speisekammer

2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (near Park)
522-1300
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
speisekammer logospeisekammer front
 Speisekammer 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, and has a hopping music scene.  Here's a review of one of our gigs there.

Jinx Jones is a gen - u - wine guitar hero and well worth checking out. 
Check out the article on Jinx in the SF Chronicle's SFGate.  Jinx has played with Roy Buchanan, Solomon Burke, Chuck Berry, recorded with En Vogue, and many others.  He's also featured on my track "Fried Chicken."

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!





Kurt Ribak Quartet House Concert!

Kurt Ribak Quartet - original Jazz
Saturday, February 20, 8 pm
to 10 pm

Poplar Playhouse Berkeley, CA
www.berkeleyhouseconcerts.org

$10-20 sliding scale, all proceeds to the artist.
Email linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org, call 510-219-7750, or go to www.berkeleyhouseconcerts.org
to reserve seats.

Kurt on bass, Greg Sankovich on keys, Lincoln Adler on sax, and Michaelle Goerlitz on percussion. It's a small room so go to the www.berkeleyhouseconcerts.org site to reserve seats beforehand.
  This lineup performed at Poplar Playhouse in October 2014.  Some of you may not recognize Michaelle's name, but she's got quite a resume - a founder of the group Wild Mango and a member of the VNote Ensemble.  She also played on my most recent recording and performed with us at Yoshi's.

This will be an especially fun and rare lineup for us - Michaelle is both a sweetheart (as a person) and a badass (as a musician), and she will be prominent in the music.

This is a lovely little house with great hosts.  We've played here twice before and really enjoyed it.

You can be up close to us, hear us without the distractions of a club or bar, yet be in an intimate and relaxed setting.  More info on the venue and shows is at  www.berkeleyhouseconcerts.org, on the Meetup site http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-House-Concerts/ , and the Poplar Playhouse Facebook site - https://www.facebook.com/PoplarPlayhouse.




Jinx Jones - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more
Sunday, April 3, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Bird & Beckett Books & Records
653 Chenery St., San Francisco - Glen Park District
$10 suggested donation
all ages


Bird & Beckett has an excellent music series and is one of the best book stores I've seen - and I say that as someone who grew up hanging out in Cody's and Moe's in Berkeley. 

Jinx Jones is a gen - u - wine guitar hero and well worth checking out.  Check out the article on Jinx in the SF Chronicle's SFGateJinx has played with Roy Buchanan, Chuck Berry, recorded with En Vogue, and many others.
 
The music can range from "Misirlou" (the song that licks off "Pulp Fiction") to Thelonious Monk to Merle Haggard.  Whatever the repertoire is that night, it'll be fun to back Jinx.



Buy the CD 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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