Kurt Ribak and his Mighty Combo

Kurt Ribak and his Mighty Combo

Tuesday, September 24th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$16 ADV / $20 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Kurt Ribak
Kurt Ribak
Kurt Ribak (pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes) features his own compositions, fresh off a triumphant show at SFJAZZ.

Kurt says what he’s trying for in his music is “Charles Mingus meets The Meters. They go to Duke Ellington’s house to jam, and Cachao and Thelonious Monk sit in.” People often point to influences and similarities in Kurt’s vocal numbers to Jon Hendricks, Mose Allison, and Dave Frishberg.

Kurt’s led his band at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Yoshi’s, San Jose Jazz Festival, Nor-Cal Jazz Festival, Fillmore Street Jazz Festival, and Blue Note Napa, and others, including a club where Kurt discovered someone had stashed a loaded .45 handgun in his bass bag. He’s shared the stage with circus performers, preachers and fire-breathing strippers - but never all three at once.

The Mighty Combo is Greg Sankovich keyboards, Lincoln Adler sax, Ross Wilson brass, Myles Boisen guitar and lap steel guitar, David Rokeach drums, Michaelle Goerlitz percussion, and Kurt on bass and vocals. The members of this band have played with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Wild Mango, Tom Waits, kd lang, Benny Velarde, and many more stars as well.