We have five
Our records are played on KCSM-FM, San Diego's Jazz 88,
PRI's "Jazz After Hours" (syndicated on 70 stations),
KPFA, KZFR, KKUP, KZSC, KRCB, soulandjazz.com's
"The Creative Source" and more.
The new record, "onward" features Greg Sankovich, Ross Wilson, Lincoln Adler, Russ Gold, Alan Hall, Michaelle Goerlitz,Myles Boisen, and Kurt.
It's our best record yet. It was recorded at Fantasy Studios in
Berkeley by Adam Muņoz
and produced by Greg, Lincoln, and Kurt.
You can buy Kurt
Ribak's CDs, downloads, etc. online at CDBaby or by the
download there, on iTunes,
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.
Friday, November 9, 5:30 PM
to 8 PM Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original Jazz Bird
& Beckett Books & Records 653 Chenery St., San Francisco CA 94131 Concert presented by Bird & Beckett
and the Jazz
in the Neighborhood Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund. $10-$15 suggested donation, Kids free. Bird
& Beckettis one of my favorite book stores
ever and has a heavy schedule of live music. The owner,Eric
is a big supporter of live music. The band will be:
Randy Odellon drums, Greg
on keyboards, Lincoln Adler on sax, and Kurt on bass.
Glen Park is a
charming neighborhood that still feels like San Francisco.
It's close to the Glen Park BART station, restaurants elegant (Le P'tit Laurent) and simple
(La Corneta Taqueria).
There's also a neighborhood bar (Glen Park Station).
This is an earlier
show - we'll be done at 8:00. You can come after work, catch the show, and go
have dinner afterward. Even if you can't come to the show, you should know
about both Bird and Beckettand aboutJazz
in the Neighborhood, who underwrite shows by working jazz musicians in the Bay
Live music and a great bookstore - this is my idea of a good
time. Plus you can support musicians getting a
reasonable wage for their work, a fine bookstore, and a
nonprofit supporting Bay Area jazz musicians.
The Cottontails - early
jazz, R&B, and more
Sunday, November 11, 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
The Riptide - http://www.riptidesf.com 3639
Taraval at 47th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94116
No cover, 21 and over only
haven't played at the Riptide - or with the Cottontails -
in quite a while. My band had a monthly Sunday night gig
here. The Riptide is a great neighborhood bar with an
active music program. Les James, the drummer for many
bands including Mitch Polzak, The Seducers, and Red Meat, is a
co-owner. The neighborhood was very sleepy when I gigged
there regularly, but more restaurants etc have popped
up. You can walk up a couple of doors and get Italian or
Indian food from Brothers' Pizza and eat it at the
Riptide. Drinks are cheap, and there's no cover
(although tipping the band is strongly encouraged).
The band will include Vic Wong on guitar, GG Amos singing and
maybe playing guitar, Randy Lee Odell on drums, and Tom
Griesser on clarinet and saxophone.
November 20, 8:30 PM - 11 PM The
pickPocket Ensemble - "world cafe music" http://www.pickpocketensemble.com Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St,
San Francisco, CA 94110 No Cover I played on the pickPocket Ensemble's
record "memory." I'm doing this date with
the group and one in Occidental at Occidental Center for the
Arts in October. Their music is like a musical Rorschach
blot - leader Rick Corrigan
writes all the music. Yates
Brown is on guitar, John
Slattery percussion, Matthew
Souther trumpet. My old friend Chloe
Allen is on
violin. I've known her since my days in the circus.
Some people hear Roma (Gypsy) music, and I've met folks from
central Europe who say the group's music is what they grew up
with. The tunes are really good, regardless. Cafe
Revolution is very much a bohemian kind of joint in the
Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original Jazz Saturday,
November 24, 8 PM to 11 PM Jupiter http://www.jupiterbeer.com 2181
Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 510.THE.TAPS
This gig will feature keyboardist Greg Sankovich,
saxophonist Lincoln Adler,
and drummer Carrie Jahde.
Jupiter has a nice beer selection you can enjoy
in a lovely beer garden, and the band plays under a redwood
tree. I don't know why, but music and redwood trees go
together. You can take BART if you want to party
responsibly - the Downtown Berkeley stop is right across the
street. You can enjoy a pizza or other food, share a good
salad, have quality beer, and hear us play original, soulful
Friday, November 30 "Holiday
Extravaganza" - Sven & The Masterful Orchestra -
Rat Pack style vocals and big band with a string section! Verdi Club - verdiclub.net
2424 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA 94110
21 and over, $30 cover includes raffle tickets
Sven Soderlund is a
singer/guitarist from the SF metal scene. He decided
he wanted to front a Rat Pack-style band and by golly he
did! It's not a parody or ironic. He sings the
material really well. He swings, and has good time and
intonation. He's also gone to the trouble and expense
of getting classic arrangements and has a small string
section in the band.
This show also has rockabilly / country powerhouse Mitch Polzak fronting
his band, with Garuda Blue opening.
Below I quote Sven:
"Ringing out 2018 with a
plentiful bang and good holiday cheer w/Sven and The
Masterful Orchestra bringing you some classic Christmas
music along with the timeless swing band standards as
well. In support we have the mighty Mitch Polzak & The Royal
Deuces definitely bringing to the table some
classic & fantastic rock & roll sounds to get you
on the dance floor and stirring up a frenzy indeed.
Opening this gala event with be SF's own jazz party band Garuda Blue with some
of the most amazing players in the industry sure to get
things warmed up for the night! Be sure to get a free
raffle ticket for "Svenatra's Winter Wonderland Raffle"
upon entry into the venue as we will be giving away some
wonderful prizes during the break you will not want to
miss! If you missed my first couple of shows, try and make
this one because you get to spend a wonderful evening with
friends at a cool holiday event and a change of scenery is
always good for the soul yes? Good, I'm glad you agree!
Cheers and see you there dolls & gents!"
Cover: $30 advance (with raffle tickets included) the night
of the event!
Ages: 21 & up
Dress code: To the nines folks!
KCSM is the biggest jazz radio
station on the West Coast and one of very few 24-hr jazz
Buy our CDs online - or buy
videos Kurt Ribak Live - videos
from a Yoshi's show and a Freight
& Salvage show. Check out
channel for more videos.
of Kurt Ribak
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.
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,
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