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 newest 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 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 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, 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

Jinx Jones - country, rockabilly, maybe some surf
Thursday, September 1
Doors open 7:30, dance lesson (optional) at 8,
we play 8:30 PM to 11 PM
Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Ave. (near Gilman)
Berkeley, CA
all ages

ashkenaz facade

Ashkenaz is a Berkeley tradition. It's a non-profit, and has been a dance hall since 1973. 
Jinx's music is made for dancing, so come on down and bring your dancing shoes!  Or just hang out, have a beverage, and enjoy the band.
Robin Roth is on drums.  She drives the band really well and is a hoot to play with.

Jinx Jones is a gen - u - wine guitar hero. Check out the article on Jinx in the SF Chronicle's SFGate
Jinx 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.

Check out the review in No Depression of Jinx's latest record.



Jinx Jones & Jessica Rose - country, rockabilly, maybe some surf
Thursday, September 8, 8 PM to 10 PM

Atlas Cafe

3049 20th Street x. Alabama, SF, CA 94110
all ages, no cover
Atlas
                    Cafe

Jinx Jones with vocalist Jessica Rose. No cover, affordable food - an easy place for regular Joes and Janes to get out, have some food, and hear some music. 
I believe I'll be on this.  The place has vegan and vegetarian choices as well as meat dishes.  The menu is here.



Kurt Ribak Quartet  - Original jazz
Saturday, September 10 - 9:30 PM to 12 PM
The Albatross Pub

1822 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA
21+ only

Albatross front

The band will be Robin Lewis on 7-string guitar, Markos Sowlakis on sax and clarinets, and Rob Hart on drums.  Kurt on bass, natch.  This is a fun place.  Board games, dart boards, a full bar, popcorn - and us! 


Free Mid-day concert in downtown SF!
Kurt Ribak Quintet - original Jazz
Wednesday, September 14, noon to 1 PM - one hour ONLY
Civic Center Plaza
- map here
San Francisco, CA

Event presented by People in Plazas - http://peopleinplazas.org/

We're playing a FREE mid-day concert, presented by People in Plazas, who put on 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), Rob Hart on drums, and Kurt on bass.  Easy and free.  We only play til 1 PM, though, so don't roll in late expecting another set.



Kurt Ribak Trio - Original Jazz
Friday, September 23, 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, Lincoln Adler sax. 
Come hear us and watch the set into the Pacific.




Jinx Jones Jazz Trio
Saturday, September 24, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cafe Claude
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 (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.



Thursday, September 29, 8 PM - 10 PM
Kurt Ribak Trio - Original Jazz
ěl Beer Cafe and Bottle Shop
http://www.beer-shop.org/
1541 Giammona Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 210-1147
No cover, 21+ only

ěl is the Danish word for beer.  This is a great place for the serious beer geek and for the more casual beer drinker - like me. 
On the outside it's an anonymous modern commercial building. 
Step inside and you feel like you're in a totally different place
- someplace like the Pelican Inn near Muir Woods, or an old North European pub.

ěl just received Diablo Magazine's "Best of the East Bay" award for "Best Beer Bar." 
They have a little bit of food, but don't expect to eat dinner here.

The band will be Tom Griesser on clarinet and saxophone and Robin Lewis on guitar.



Free Mid-day concert in downtown SF!
Kurt Ribak Quintet - original Jazz
Friday, September 30, noon to 1 PM - one hour ONLY
560 Mission Plaza
(Mission between First & Second Streets)

San Francisco, CA

Event presented by People in Plazas - http://peopleinplazas.org/

We're playing a FREE mid-day concert, presented by People in Plazas, who put on 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 brass, Rob Hart drums, and Kurt on bass. 
We only play til 1 PM, though, so try to be there by noon.



Sunday, October 9, 11 AM - 3 PM
Kurt Ribak Duo (featuring Greg Sankovich, keyboards) - Jazz Brunch
The Terrace Room

http://www.theterraceroom.com
1800 Madison St., Oakland, CA (by Lake Merritt)

It's a great room and a great location.  The brunch menu is here.



Sunday, October 16, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM - afternoon / early evening show
Kurt Ribak Quartet  - Original jazz
Bird & Beckett Books & Records
653 Chenery St
San Francisco CA 94131

Bird & Beckett is both a great music venue and an outstanding book store.  It is one of my favorite book stores ever.  The owner, Eric Whittington, is a big supporter of live music.  The band will be:  Greg Sankovich on keyboards, Lincoln Adler on sax, Randy Odell on drums, and Kurt on bass.   Glen Park is a charming neighborhood that still feels like San Francisco.  There are a number of cafes, bars, and restaurants nearby, and it's close to the Glen Park BART station.

This is an earlier show - we'll be done at 6:30, so you can make it and still get to bed to rest up for Monday.



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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