Kurt Ribak 

(pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes)

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.



Gigs

Tuesdays in April

I'll be doing a Tuesday night "Jazzidency," leading my group every Tuesday night in April at Jupiter.  It'll be a chance for me to try out arrangements, tunes, and tighten up the band - I'm planning another recording of my group this year.

I will be recovering from a mid-March hand surgery.  As a result, I'll be playing keyboard for at least some or possibly all these dates.



Kurt Ribak Trio - original jazz
Friday, March 25, 7 PM to 11 PM

The Cliff House

1090 Point Lobos Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
415-486-3330

Cliff House
              interior
The best place to see and hear us is in the lounge, but you can also hear us in the main restaurant, Sutro's.  Both have spectacular ocean views, so you might want to get to get there a little early and enjoy them.

The band will feature Greg Sankovich on keyboards, and Lincoln Adler on saxophone. 
I will be recovering from a mid-March hand surgery, so I'll be on keyboard bass.



Kurt Ribak - Original jazz - Tuesdays in April, 8 PM to 11 PM

Tuesday, April 5
Tuesday, April 12
Tuesday, April 19
Tuesday, April 26
Jupiter
http://www.jupiterbeer.com

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

Jupiter front

We'll be doing a Tuesday night "Jazzidency," leading my group every Tuesday night in April at Jupiter.  It'll be a chance for me to try out arrangements, tunes, and tighten up the band - I'm planning another recording of my group this year.  I will be recovering from a mid-March hand surgery. As a result, I'll be playing keyboard for at least some or possibly all these dates.

Great beer, excellent pizzas and salad, a nice beer garden - live music with no cover = affordable good times.  Greg Sankovich on keys, Lincoln Adler on sax will be featured.  There will be other musicians appearing as well.  We'll be playing my book of tunes, including tunes for the next record.




Jinx Jones Jazz Trio
Friday, April 29, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cafe Claude
7 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108
cafeclaude@claudelane.com / 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 Jazz Trio - Jazz Guitar
Thursday, May 5, 7 PM
to 10 PM
398 Brasserie
398 Geary at Mason, San Francisco

This is a pretty new venue for me.  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 Guitar
Saturday, May 7, 8 PM to 11 PM
Jupiter
http://www.jupiterbeer.com

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

Jupiter front

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.  He may throw in the odd surf tune, too.



Jinx Jones Duo - rockabilly, country, maybe a little jazz
Thursday, May 12, 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 - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more
Sunday, May 15, 7:30 PM to 10:00 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.



Jinx Jones and the Jazzabilly All-Stars - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more
Friday, May 20, 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!




Jinx Jones Jazz Trio
Friday,  May 26, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cafe Claude
7 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108
cafeclaude@claudelane.com / 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 - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more
Sunday, June 19, 7:30 PM to 10:00 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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