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 newest 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 Muñoz
and produced by Greg, Lincoln, and Kurt.
You can buy Kurt Ribak's CDs,
downloads, etc. online at, on iTunes 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.
You can also stream us on Spotify, Qobuz and
Pandora, as well as other sources.
Wednesday, November 8, 4 PM to 7 PM - Note Early Hours Mike Lipskin - Stride Piano with Kamrin Ortiz, woodwinds and Kurt Ribak, bass Pier 23 Cafe https://www.pier23cafe.com Pier 23 on the Embarcadero San Francisco, CA
This Wednesday I play with stride piano expert Mike Lipskin. Stride piano is the style of piano developed by Fats Waller, Willie the Lion Smith, and James P. Johnson. Mike actually learned directly from these pioneers. Kamrin Ortiz is a rising young saxophonist and clarinetist. I've played with him many times in Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums. We'll be playing lots of classic jazz tunes. Pier 23 is a fun place - it's right on the water and is an unpretentious place - come if you can, it should be a good time.
Final show at this venue George Cole - The Great American Songbook, Originals in the Classic Vein, and Roma (Gypsy) Jazz Tuesday, November 14 Final show at this venue 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Rendez Vous Cafe http://www.rendezvouscafealbany.com 1111 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
NOTE: The Rendez-Vous has been SOLD. I have heard the original chef has bought it. I do not know what the future holds as far as whether our music - will continue to be there. With the change of ownership, though, I expect the gig is over. I *think* they will continue to serve French bistro food.
I wish chef/owner Laurent the best, as he has been great to deal with both as a musician and as a patron. He plans to retire to France.
Before the pandemic, I played Tuesday nights with singer/guitarist/bandleaderGeorge Coleat theRendez-Vous Cafe. It's a French bistro, owned by chef Laurent. The gig has been a great chance to keep the band sharp, have people sit in, etc. I'll be on bass and Lincoln Adler will be on sax
Kurt Ribak - Original Jazz Friday, November 17, 7
PM to 9 PM Roxx on Main -
California Cuisine - OUTDOOR SHOW https://www.roxxonmain.com 627
Main Street, Martinez, CA 94553 all ages
band returns to Roxx on Main
in Martinez. We'll be INDOORS for this show, as
it's now cold out at night. I'll be on bass and vocals, Greg Sankovich is on keys, Lincoln Adler on sax.
was featured on the KQED-TV
show "Check, Please."
The food, California Cuisine, is
exceptional - Go here for a YouTube link to the
episode featuring Roxx - the
episode features three worthy
restaurants, but the segment
about Roxx on Main starts at
Executive Chef Lesley
Stiles and Chef de Cuisine
Tony Lauro consistently
create outstanding food.
I've repeatedly come on my own
time and dime to eat here and
cheer on other bands.
restaurant serves food
until 9 PM and there is
a full bar. Make
ask to be near the band
- Roxx is a popular
Guitarslinger Jinx Jones plays and sings. I'll be thumping on Blondie, my upright Kay bass and contributing some harmonies. Robin Roth is on drums. We'll play a mix of surf, country, rockabilly, and jazz. There is a great selection of beer, wine and spirits and German food.
Myles Boisen - jazz November 19, 6:30 to 8:30 PM Chez Mansour-Mediterranean, Lebanese, WineBar 1369 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706 all ages
Chez Mansouris a cozy family-run restaurant and wine bar with excellent Lebanese food. I played here for a couple of years with George Cole. You may also remember the location as the former site of Britt-Marie, if you've been in the area a while.
I willNOTbe there this month.Myles Boisen(Tom Waits, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Club Foot Orchestra) will be on guitar. John Ettingerwill be tearing it up on violin.
There is no cover and minors are welcome.
Farida Nelson - Kurt Ribak Jazz Duo Thursday, November 30, 6 PM to 8 PM Roxx on Main - California Cuisine - OUTDOOR SHOW https://www.roxxonmain.com 627 Main Street, Martinez, CA94553 all ages
This is my first time playing with Farida, a talented multi-instrumentalist. It should be a good show!
Kurt Ribak returns
Two shows, 6
PM and 7:30 PM
Haven't seen us before and want to
see if it's your thing? Or revisit
some of our shows? Check out ourYouTube channel,
or watch the selected videos below.
Channelfeatures a bunch
of performances from our Freight &
Salvage shows and a Yoshi's
what you missed last time at The
Freight & Salvage? Check
out our YouTube
features a bunch of performances
from our Freight
& Salvage shows.
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.
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,
KCSM FM announcer
Links to two
articles about the Vallejo show back
in January 2020:
“Joyous,” “grooving,” “bluesy,”
“sophisticated,” and “masterful” could all be
accurately used to describe bassist and
composer Kurt Ribak’s music, but perhaps an
assessment is best left to the man himself,
who calls his rollicking mix of bebop
sophistication and body-moving grooves
“Charles Mingus meets The Meters.” Ribak
brings his superb working quartet, performing
music from their most recent album