Kurt Ribak Quartet

Friday, November 9, 5:30-8pm at Bird and Beckett

Lincoln Adler, saxophone — Greg Sankovich, keyboards — Kurt Ribak, bass, vocals — Randy Lee Odell, drums

Bassist, bandleader, and songwriter Kurt Ribak has played everything from free jazz to reggae to opera and has shared the stage with circus performers, preachers, and fire-breathing strippers. He discovered he loved writing jazz tunes while a student at Berklee College of Music and has formed his own quartet to play his compositions. He describes the group as “Charles Mingus meets The Meters. They jam at Duke Ellington’s house, and Thelonious Monk and Cachao sit in.”

This is a Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund event where each musician will be paid $150 in advance, regardless of ticket sales. Jazz in then Neighborhood makes this possible by subsidizing 40% of their pay. Bird & Beckett and the Jazz Philanthropists Union guarantees the rest. For tickets and other information, please contact Bird & Beckett.

Bird & Beckett — 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco