Debut gig at a
brand new venue!
April 27, 8 PM
to 9:30 PM
1501 N. Broadway,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
21 and over
Cover includes a complimentary buffet 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM- go here for
We just picked up a gig Thursday,
April 27 at the Impulse
Room. We will be the second act to publicly
perform there. The venue does have a dress code, so
check that out first before you show up in sneakers,
shorts, a t-shirt, and a ball cap.
The Impulse Room is a nice room - elegant but not stuffy,
nice acoustics and furniture - and a nice Yamaha baby
grand piano. Greg
Sankovich is on piano, Lincoln Adler sax, and Kurt on bass.
Road Trip! Nor-Cal Jazz
Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original
April 30, 7:30
E 20th St, Chico, CA 95928
Doors open at 6 PM for the "Big Room
event, show at 7:30 PM.
Tickets will be available at the Sierra Nevada Gift Shop,
and Chico Paper Company starting Sunday, March 26. $15.00
in advance and $20 at the door.
The Nor-Cal Jazz Festival
is hosting us. They do shows throughout upper Northern
California, including Chico, a charming town. Opening
the show will be Blues artist Lazy Lester
. Quoting the Nor-Cal Jazz
Festival site - "Lazy Lester's "1958 hit "Sugar Coated Love
launched Lester to become a true national treasure and is
featured in Martin Scorsese 2003 film "The Blues." Check
Coated Love - 1958.
While you're at it you might want to see about touring
, especially as Sierra Nevada makes
some darn fine beer. The band will be Kurt on bass, Alan Hall
on drums, Greg Sankovich
keyboards, and Lincoln Adler
on saxes. We'll be tightening up some new
material for the next album.
Pavy - "Twelve
May 4, 8 PM to
San Francisco CA 94131
This show is inspired by the noir radio plays of the '30s and
'40s. Before and between plays (which are recorded for
podcast) the Kurt Ribak Trio will play. we will probably
do some accompaniment during the plays as well.
Rounding out the trio are Kurt
longtime colleagues and friends Randy Lee Odell
on drums and Tom Griesser
on sax and
Kurt Ribak Quartet - original instrumental jazz
Thursday, May 18, 9 PM to midnight
The Lucky Horseshoe
San Francisco, CA
This is a neighborhood bar in Bernal Heights that books a lot of
music. It looks a little dive-y - in a good way - but they
have excellent bartenders who can whip up specialty ingredients
with quality ingredients. The band will be me, TBA
on guitar, Lincoln Adler
on saxes on
woodwinds, and Randy Odell
I have played together over 20 years, playing jazz gigs, church
services - and the circus.
20 - 9:30 PM
to 12:30 AM
San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA
21+ only, $3 cover
band will include Tom
on guitar and Markos Sowlakis
on sax and clarinets. Kurt
on bass, natch. This is a fun place. Board games,
dart boards, a full bar, popcorn - and us!
Quartet - Original Jazz
Saturday, June 3, 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Hedley Club Lounge
Hotel De Anza
233 W. Santa Clara, San Jose, CA
I'll be leading a quartet playing my tunes with Steven Herrick on
woodwinds, Tom Patitucci on guitar, and Alex
Muchnik on drums.
The Hedley Club Lounge is one of the nicest rooms in Silicon
Valley, with Moorish-themed decor from the Art Deco era.
June 11, 4:30
PM to 6:30 PM
- afternoon /
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 - and I
grew up hanging out at Cody's, Moe's, and other great Berkeley
book stores. 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 (hello, Glen Park Station bar!)
and restaurants nearby, and it's close to the Glen Park BART station.
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