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

What's New -
My most recent and final hand / arm surgery was March 15. 
I'm back - playing bass.  I'm planning my next recording and am back gigging.



Thursday, May 19, 8 PM to midnight.

Cosmo Alley Cats - dance music, mostly swing
Local Edition - (a bar)
691 Market St @ 3rd, SF, CA
21+

This is my first gig with the band.  Led by Noam Eisen and singer Emily Day, the band will include Tom Griesser on woodwinds and Omar Aran on drums.  Dress nice - hipsters with a dress code should about cover the look.



Friday, May 20, 8:30 PM to 11 PM
Jinx Jones and the Jazzabilly Allstars - rockabilly, country, surf, and some jazz
Speisekammer - German restaurant and bar
2424 Lincoln, Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (near Park)
510-522-1300

no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
speisekammer logospeisekammer front
Speisekammer has really good German food, a great beer selection, a full bar, and has a hopping music scene.  I've often gone to on my own time and dime.  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 sit 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!



Saturday, May 21, 9 PM to midnight
Jinx Jones and the KingTones - rockabilly, country, surf
Wisegirl  - Italian Restaurant & Cocktails
1932 Oak Park Blvd
Pleasant Hill CA 94523

This is a new place to me.  "Wisegirl" seems to be a female riff on "Wiseguy." If you live out this way, come on out and hear Jinx Jones tear it up!




Sunday, May 22 - 5 PM to 7 PM
Kurt Ribak Quartet - original jazz
Housewarming in El Cerrito
Private home - see below to attend


This will be at a house, given that it's a housewarming.  If you'd like to come, please contact p.berryhill@icloud.com for details
The place has a great location and view, there will be food and drink in a really cool mid-century modern home,
and the band will feature Lincoln Adler, Greg Sankovich, and Michaelle Goerlitz.




Jinx Jones Jazz Trio
Friday,  May 26, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cafe Claude - French Bistro
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.



Thursday, June 2, 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 the place for the serious beer geek, or if you're 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 some old pub.

This is our first gig here, although I've been here a few times to drink beer and catch up with people.  It really is a great place - I recommend checking it out.
  They have a little bit of food, but don't expect to eat dinner here. 

I'll be playing with Greg Sankovich and Lincoln Adler.  If you've seen me play, you know his is a hot lineup.



Saturday, June 4, 9 PM - 11:30 PM
Hot Club Pacific - Gypsy Jazz
Rose Pistola - Ligurian Food
http://www.rosepistolasf.com
532 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

Guitarist Marc Schwarz leads this group.  We'll be in the heart of North Beach.  This is a really fine restaurant - great food, and a lively scene.  
If you like acoustic swing music with a gypsy tinge, this will be for you. 
If you like drummers, this gig will be a disappointment.  If you hate drummers, this gig may suit you to a T.  

In other words, this will be a trio - acoustic guitar, woodwinds, and me thumping Blondie.



Sunday, June 5, 3 PM - 4:15 PM (one set only)
Kurt Ribak Duo, featuring Lincoln Adler - Original Jazz
Berkeley Book Festival
http://www.baybookfest.org/
Center Street Stage - by the BAM/PFA at Center and Oxford Streets, Berkeley.

Book alert!  I love books.  If you do too, come on down to the Festival.  Check out the outdoor library
This festival is right by the Berkeley BART station, so I'd encourage you to walk, bicycle, or take BART to this. 
Besides, you could have some beers at Jupiter if you walk or take BART. 

The band will just be me and Lincoln Adler.  We've played as as duo before and it always works out well, despite being an unusual lineup.



CANCELED Wednesday, June 8, 7 PM - 10 PM
Jinx Jones Jazz Trio - Jazz Guitar
398 Brasserie - New American bistro

398restaurantsf.com
398 Geary at Mason, San Francisco, CA 94102

CANCELED

I'll be playing a jazz trio gig backing 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.   This place has excellent food, skilled bartenders, and really good cocktails.  It's a fairly new place, and definitely worth a visit.
398 HAS CANCELED THEIR MUSIC PROGRAM.



Thursday, June 9, 8 PM to 10 PM
Jinx Jones Duo - rockabilly, country, maybe a little jazz
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 Jones

A guitar will twang, a bass will be slapped, and heartaches will be sung. 
Here's a review of Jinx's newest CD.



Friday, June 17, 8:30 PM to 11 PM
Jinx Jones and the Jazzabilly Allstars - rockabilly, country, surf, and some jazz
Speisekammer - German restaurant and bar
2424 Lincoln, Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (near Park)
510-522-1300
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
speisekammer
                                                  logospeisekammer front
Speisekammer has really good German food, a great beer selection, a full bar, and has a hopping music scene.  I've often gone to on my own time and dime.  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 recommend strongly recommend reservations  -  specifying your seating preference near the band - or sit 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!



Saturday,  June 18, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Jinx Jones Jazz Trio
- Jazz Guitar
Cafe Claude - French Bistro
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.



Sunday, June 19, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Jinx Jones and the Jazzabilly All Stars- Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Surf, Jazz and more
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.  Lots of local authors and hard-to-find books.

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. 
Heck, last time we even did Hendrix's "Third Stone from the Sun."  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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