Kurt playing
              bass
photo by Lincoln Adler / Groove Tonic Media

Kurt Ribak (pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes)
July gigs and other stuff

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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 three four! CDs out, including a brand-new one.  You can also get downloads.

Kurt's injury
I'm still recovering from the June 19, 2012 injuries to my arm and hand, almost three years later.  Surgeries and therapy continue. I had another surgery in early February and will be back playing in late March.  I expect at least one more surgery some time in the future.
 

The New Recording is Out!
You can buy "I Got One More!" by Kurt Ribak at CDBaby. You can buy physical CDs or downloads, including higher-quality mp3s or FLAC files. You can also download at iTunes. Just type "Kurt Ribak" into the search box and it'll bring up the recording.

You can also buy it at a brick-and-mortar independent jazz record store, namely
The Groove Yard in Oakland at 5555 Claremont in Oakland, between Telegraph Ave and College.

If none of those work for you, email me and we'll work something out.

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.


Notes on The Recording
I've got links to notes about the record written by Lee Hildebrand and Scott Yanow.  The short notes by Hildebrand are here.  Longer notes by Hildebrand (as appear on the CD packaging itself) are here, and a longer article by Scott Yanow is here.  All are quick reads, though.

GIGS

Jinx Jones - country, rockabilly, maybe some surf
Thurs., July 2 - 9 PM on
Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Ave. (near Gilman)
Berkeley, CA

This is our first Ashkenaz gig.  Come on down and cheer us on! 

Jinx Jones is a gen - u - wine guitar hero. 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.

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.




Sat., July 4, 6 PM to 9 PM
Gerry Grosz Piano Duo - jazz

Sand Dollar Restaurant
3458 Shoreline Hwy
(Highway 1)
Stinson Beach CA 94970
 
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
sand
                                          dollar facade
 

Yep, Fourth of July gig! 


The Sand Dollar has been around since 1921.  Inside is a converted vintage houseboat, of the sort that used to be found around San Francisco and Marin County in the late 19th century. 



Deconstruction Orchestra - avant-garde music
Sunday, July 5 - 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Local 6, Musician's Union
116 9th St
San Francisco CA 94103

Saxophonist Josh Allen leads an avant-garde big band.  A lot of the best players from this scene will be on the gig, so it should be a good one, if this is your thing.




Kurt Ribak Duo -
original  jazz
Thursday, July 9, 8 PM to 10 PM

Atlas Cafe

3049 20th St x. Alabama
(20th at Alabama, between Folsom and Potrero)
San Francisco, CA
Phone:(415)648-1047

all ages,
no cover
Atlas
                                                          Cafe front

Keyboardist Greg Sankovich and I will be doing this gig, probably as a duo.
The Atlas is a nice space.  Magazines to read, lots of good inexpensive food,  live music.
 



Jinx Jones Jazz Trio
Thursday, July 16, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cafe Claude
Café Claude Downtown 
7 Claude Lane

San Francisco, CA 94108

(t) 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 and the Jazzabilly All-Stars - Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more

Friday, July 17, 8:30 - 11 PM (the third Friday of every month)

Speisekammer

2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (near Park)
522-1300
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar


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This place 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.

Jinx Jones
is a gen - u - wine guitar hero. 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.

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!

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.



Jinx Jones and the King Tones - rockabilly, country, and surf - a whole lotta twang.
Sunday, July 19, 6 PM to 9 PM
Sausalito Cruising Club
300 Napa St
Sausalito CA 94965

I'll be playing with Jinx on this gig.  Check out the review in No Depression of Jinx's latest record.  I haven't played here before, so I'll be curious to see what it's like.




Kurt Ribak Quintet - original instrumental jazz - Free noon outdoor concert
Friday, July 24, noon to 1 PM

560 Mission,
San Francisco, CA

This is a free outdoor show presented by People In Plazas, who present free shows all summer long in downtown SF. 

The band will be me, Greg Sankovich on keyboards, Tom Griesser on woodwinds, Ross Wilson on brass, and Rob Hart on drums. 



Kurt Ribak Quartet - original instrumental jazz
Thursday, July 29, 9 PM to midnight?
The Lucky Horseshoe
453 Cortland,
San Francisco, CA
Lucky
                                                          Horseshoe
                                                          facadelucky
                                                          horseshoe
                                                          sign

This is a neighborhood bar in Bernal Heights that books a lot of music.  The band will be me, Greg Sankovich on keyboards, Tom Griesser on woodwinds, and Randy Odell on drums.


Kurt Ribak Trio  - original instrumental jazz
Friday, July 31, 7 PM to 11 PM

The Cliff House - bar / restaurant
http://www.cliffhouse.com/
1090 Point Lobos, SF, CA
415-386-3330
All ages, no cover
Cliff House
We play in the lounge, although you can also hear us in Sutro's, the main dining room.  Kurt's on bass, Greg Sankovich keyboards, Mark "Markos" Sowlakis woodwinds.  Come a bit before we start and watch the set into the Pacific.


Kurt Ribak Trio Merchandise

You can buy the Kurt Ribak Trio CDs:
>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.

Buy the CD online - or buy downloads!
videos
Kurt Ribak Live - videos from Kurt's May 26, 2015 Yoshi's show

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.






The poster below was done by Maurice Tani, who also leads the country group 77 El Deora.

benefit
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