I want to personally invite you to join me and my friends at the following public concerts and gigs . . . love to see you there.
Best to you . . . Martan :)
AUGUST PUBLIC GIGS
Aug 1, Sep 3 Friday 7:30 – 11:30 pm (The first Friday of the month)
w/Wally’s Cocktail Combo at Severino’s. The quartet includes: Wally on vocals and guitar, Mark Hamersley on bass,Olaf Shippiacasse on drums and me on keys. This is definitely THE scene. Be there!
Severino’s, Aptos 7500 Old Dominion Ct, Aptos, CA 95003 (831) 688-8987
Aug 10, Sunday 1 – 4 pm
I’m playing with the smooth sounds of “Back in Time”. This is a well-rehearsed group, featuring Ann Whittington, Gail Cruse and Vicki Coffis, who sound like the famed Andrews Sisters. The band features Phil Smith on sax, Bill Bosch on bass and me on piano. This is always a great concert.
Botanical Gardens & Flower Farm in Elkhorn Slough area
Aug 11 Monday 8 – 11 pm
This is great! I’m playing at guitarist, Kevan Smedt’s Jazz Jam with an all-star rhythm section: John Shifflett on bass and Stephen Marley on drums. Hey . . . come by . . . sit in . . . enjoy!
Mt. Charley’s, 15 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Downtown Los Gatos
Aug 15 Friday 6:30 – 10:30 pm
Come and eat, drink and hear great jazz with two of my favorite players: Jason Bellenkes on sax and vocals and Jack Hanan on bass. The food is “German-Amazing”. You will enjoy this experience.
Teskes Germainia, 255 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95110
Aug 16 Saturday 9 – 12 am
w/Wally’s Cocktail Combo at the elegant San Jose Fairmont Hotel (in the lobby). The quartet includes: Wally on vocals and guitar, Mark Hamersley on bass, Steve Turner on drums and me on keys. What can I say??? This is the Fairmont. Make it a date!
SJ Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
Aug 17 Sunday 3 – 6 pm
I’m excited to play in the House Band at the Blue Rock Cafe in Saratoga for the first time. The rest of the House Band is a long-time friend, Bob Boehm on bass and Michael Medwid on drums. Come in and sit in.
Blue Rock Cafe, Saratoga
Aug 22 Friday 7 – 11 pm
Come and eat, drink and hear great jazz with two of my favorite players: Jason Bellenkes on sax and vocals and Jack Hanan on bass. Great food, jazz . . . and belly dancing (not by the band).
Arya Restaurant, Steven’s Creek, SJ
Aug 23 Saturday 7:30 – 10:30 pm
If you haven’t heard the wonderful jazz vocalist, Deborah Winters . . . here is your chance. I’ll be backing her with a TBA (wonderful) bassist. This is a first-class restaurant and lounge. THE perfect setting to sit back and groove.
Cetrella, Main Street, Half Moon Bay
Sep 1 Monday 7 – 10 pm
It’s back. The great Robin Anderson Big Band w/Ruby Rudman is performing once again at The Pocket (appropriately named) in Santa Cruz. If you love big bands . . . . don’t miss this performance.
The Pocket, 3102 Portola Drive (30th & Portola.