Kurt Ribak 

(pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes)

gigs and other stuff

Kurt playing
photo by Lincoln Adler / Groove Tonic Media

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I Got One More! cover Kurt Ribak Trio - debut CD cover Kurt
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            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 Studios 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.


Eric Van James - Jazz
Saturday, December 17 - 8 PM to 11 PM
2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Phone: 510.THE.TAPS

Great beer, excellent pizzas and salad, a nice beer garden - ya gotta love it!  
I'll be playing with keyboardist Eric Van James.  My old friend, drummer Bobi Bean will also be on the gig.  I played with him in the original rock group Model Americans way back when as well as with the late and greatly missed singer Regina Pontillo.

Jazz Christmas Eve Service with the Dan Damon Quartet
Saturday, December 24, 7 PM to 8:15 PM
First United Methodist Church


201 Martina Street
(at West Richmond Avenue)
Richmond, CA 94801
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I have played at this church for over fifteen years.  The church itself is quite lovely in a modest, unpretentious way.  It was built by shipwrights in the dawn of the twentieth century.  It has great acoustics and Pastor Dan Damon and his congregation are welcoming - here is their mission statement:

We, the people of First United Methodist Church in Point Richmond, seek to embody Godís love for all people through our worship and the many ways we nurture and serve our community and world. We welcome everyone and celebrate the ways we differ in age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We preserve and embrace the beautiful diversity of nature. We cooperate with other congregations and organizations to participate in Jesusí mission of peace, justice, and unconditional love.

This service will feature Pastor Dan Damon on piano, Kurt on bass, Lincoln Adler on sax, and Rob Hart on drums.  I always look forward to this service.

Kurt Ribak Trio - Original Jazz
Friday, December 30 - 7 PM to 11 PM
The Cliff House - bar / restaurant

1090 Point Lobos, SF, CA
All ages, no cover

Cliff House

This place really has a great view.  You can see the Pacific Ocean, the Marin Headlands, Ocean Beach, Land's End, and more.  Listen and watch us in the lounge, while enjoying drinks and maybe some bar food.  You can also hear us from the main dining room.  Kurt's on bass, Greg Sankovich keyboards, Lincoln Adler sax.

Jazz New Year's Eve Service with the Dan Damon Quartet
Saturday, December 31, 5 PM to 6:15 PM
Epworth United Methodist Church
1953 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA 94707

Dan Damon will lead a quartet in a New Year's Eve service.  This is a diverse congregation and I've found the service to be a wonderful balance to all the manic aspects of New Year's Eve celebrations.  The quartet will be Rev. Dan Damon on piano, Kurt on bass, Lincoln Adler on sax, and Carrie Jahde on drums.

New Year's Eve Celebration with Jinx Jones and the Jazz-A-Billy All Stars - rockabilly, country, surf, and some jazz
Saturday, December 31, 9 ish - ?

Speisekammer - German restaurant and bar
2424 Lincoln, Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (near Park)
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar

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Speisekammer has really good German food, a great beer selection, a full bar, and has a hopping music scene. 
I often go here on my own time and dime - for the food, the beer, and the caliber of bands. 
Here's a review of one of our gigs there.

Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original Jazz
Friday, January 27 - 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Impulse Room
Walnut Creek, CA

This is a new venue that should be opening soon before our gig there.  Greg Sankovich keyboards, Lincoln Adler sax.

Kurt Ribak Quartet - Original Jazz

Saturday, January 28 - 8 PM to 11 PM
2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Phone: 510.THE.TAPS

Great beer, excellent pizzas and salads, and a beer garden!  There are heat lamps, so even in January you shouldn't be too cold.  
I'll be playing with guitarist Scott Foster and saxophonist Lincoln Adler

Buy the CD online - or buy downloads!
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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