RECORDINGS - We have
three CDs out. You can also get downloads.
We're gonna record another this year.
I'm still recovering from the June
19, 2012 injuries to my arm and hand,
two years later. Surgeries and therapy continue.
We are working on the next recording.
Again, the first event I'm posting is not a gig
of mine - it's a fundraiser.
Joan Mankin is a hugely
talented performer and director. She's going to need
long term intensive care - she's been diagnosed with ALS
and FTD. There's a fundraiser for her at ACT's Theater
Oct. 5. I can't attend, so I'm donating.
ALS - Amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou
Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative
disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the
FTD - frontotemporal dementia. The cell damage
caused by frontotemporal dementia leads to tissue
shrinkage and reduced function in the brain's frontal
and temporal lobes, which control planning and
judgment; emotions, speaking and understanding speech;
and certain types of movement.
Free Mid-day concert in downtown SF! Kurt Ribak Quintet - original Jazz Wednesday,
Sept. 17, noon to 1 PM - one hour ONLY Embarcadero 2 (in front of the
fountain street level in 2EC facing
Sacramento Street by Williams Sonoma) San Francisco, CA
Event presented by People in Plazas - http://peopleinplazas.org/
We're playing a FREE mid-day concert at 2 Embarcadero
Center. The event is presented by People in Plazas,
who do free outdoor concerts in downtown SF throughout the
summer and early fall.
The band will be: Greg Sankovich on
keyboards, Lincoln Adler on sax, Ross Wilson
on trumpet and trombone (and maybe flugelhorn), Matt
Willis on drums, and Kurt on bass. Easy and
free. If you don't work in downtown SF, the show is
very accessible via BART, MUNI, and is a reasonable walk
from the Ferry Building. We only play til 1 PM,
though, so don't roll in late expecting another set.
Kurt Ribak Quartet - original
Thursday, September 18, 9 PM to midnight
The Lucky Horseshoe http://www.theluckyhorseshoebar.com/
453 Cortland Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110 21 plus - cash only
This is a new place for us. It's a couple of years old and is
where Skip's Tavern was in Bernal Heights. It
keeps the neighborhood bar vibe of Skip's but is a big
upgrade. Still casual and funky but no disinfectant
smell. It's been described as a dive bar but the
bartenders make drinks with care, using quality ingredients.
There's some food there, and it's got a rep as a good place to
hear live music and enjoy a drink or two. Come show your love so
we get booked back!
Randy Odell is on drums, Tom Griesser is on
woodwinds, and Bob Brumbeloe is on guitar.
Jones and the Jazzabilly All-Stars - Honky
Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more
Friday, September 19, 8:30 - 11 PM Speisekammer
2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (near Park)
522-1300 no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar 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, and has a
hopping music scene. Jinx Jones is a gen - u
- wine guitar hero and well worth checking out. Check
out the article on Jinx in theSF
Chronicle's SFGate. Ken Owen is on
drums. Jinx 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!
Jinx Jones and the King Tones - Rockabilly,
trad country, and surf Saturday, Sept. 20, noon to 3 PM Sand Dollar
California 1 (Highway 1),
Stinson Beach, CA 94970 no
cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
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. Out on the deck are umbrellas and live music
for the Saturday afternoon crowd.
Jinx Jones is a
gen - u - wine guitar hero and well worth checking out.
Check out the article on Jinx
Chronicle's SFGate. My pal Randy
Odell is on drums. Jinx has played with Roy
Buchanan, Chuck Berry, recorded with En Vogue, and many
This show will have little or no jazz, but lotsa hot surf
instrumentals, classic Country, and heapin' helpings of
rockabilly. The Sand Dollar has good seafood and a
good bar. Plus it's in Marin County right by the
ocean. It's a great stop on a day trip or with a
visit in itself.
Jinx Jones Jazz Trio Thursday, September 25 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Cafe
Claude Café Claude Downtown 7
Claude Lane San Francisco, CA 94108 (e)
email@example.com (t) 415.392.3505
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
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 (it's
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.
There's a newer
Cafe Claude in the Marina, but this
ain't it. View down Claude Lane. I took this
photo on my phone during a set break.
I'll be backing Mr. Jones. BBQ and high-quality
'Murrican music. Gotta love it! We play in the
bar, but under 21 can be there due to the full menu.
Jinx Jones and
the King Tones - Rockabilly, trad country, and surf Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 PM to midnight
The Ivy Room - ivy room.com/
860 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706
bar - 21+ only
Jinx Jones will be on Guitar. Kurt will be on
bass, Bernadette Cordova-Gardella will be on drums.
Bernadette's been playing with Jinx for a while, but this is my
first time playing with her. I'm looking forward to
The Ivy Room was an East Bay mainstay of live music for
years. It's gone through some , including a couple of
changes of ownership, but the current owners are doing a nice job
with the place, making quality craft cocktails.
Quartet - original Jazz Sunday, October
26, 2014 @ 2 pm
$10-20 sliding scale, all proceeds to the artist.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 510-219-7750, or go to
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.
Kurt Ribak Trio Merchandise
You can buy the Kurt Ribak Trio
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 Down Home Music, 10341 San Pablo
Avenue, El Cerrito, CA.
Our newest CD, "gone"
has been selling especially well in Japan.
Video interview of
This video interview was 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 Ribak Trio
at Yoshi's San Francisco - June 30, 2009
below was done by Maurice Tani, who also leads the
country group 77
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."
Cortez, KCSM FM
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