Kurt Ribak – Bassist / Bandleader / Songwriter
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.”
Kurt's albums feature his own compositions, which are original yet accessible.
Kurt met pianist Greg Sankovich at UC Berkeley's UC Jazz Ensembles and reconnected there with fellow San Francisco Boys Chorus alumnus, saxophonist Lincoln Adler. Greg and Lincoln co-produced his last record, "I Got One More!" and are co-producing "onward" - his fifth recording as a leader - currently in progress.
After a battle with tendinitis, Kurt won scholarships to Berklee College of Music. There he learned he loved composition and songwriting.
In June 2012 Kurt was in an auto accident, seriously injuring his left hand and forearm. Thirteen operations and five years later he has resumed playing, much to the surprise of some of his surgeons. Kurt notes, “When I was hurt I learned how many people loved me, cared about me. That really helped me get back to playing."
BLUE NOTE NAPA
Blue Note Napa is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at First & Main. We are an intimate 142-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with market-driven cuisine, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.
All ticket prices are based on per person. Dinner is served in all sections. Your ticket is your dining reservation. Separate reservations are not needed.
“Sapphire” Booth Seating:
Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only available as tables of four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. Booths are 1st come, 1st seated. You will be seated when you arrive. (Seating is dark blue color on map)
“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating:
Seating in premier center table areas in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated in center section (Seating is light blue color on map)
Standard Side Table Seating:
Seating in side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated. (Table seating is yellow on map)
Bar Area Ticket Seating (only patrons 21+ can sit at bar):
Great View!! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Bar area is pink on map).