I want to personally invite you to join me and my friends at the following public concerts and gigs . . . love to see you there. These gigs are mainly in the San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Jose & Monterey Bay Area.
Best to you . . . Martan :)
JULY 2018 PUBLIC GIGS
Featured Gig: I’m loving playing the “Art of the Duo” concerts at Angelicas in Redwood City. They have been a huge success. Thank you to Sandra Marlowe, Tammi Brown, Cathy Segal-Garcia, Kay Kostopoulos, Mary Jenson, Daria, Azure McCall and Darryl Rowe for playing great shows.
Our ninth presentation at Angelicas is Wednesday, July 25 and will feature, jazz vocalist, Roberta Donnay.
AWARD WINNING singer-songwriter-producer ROBERTA DONNAY’s music and voice can be heard on film and TV. Donnay just released her 9th CD (now signed to Blujazz), in tribute to Louis Armstrong with her group, the Prohibition Mob Band, titled: “My Heart Belongs To Satchmo”.
Donnay’s interest in roots music was inspired from the radio, performing with Dick Oxtot’s Golden Age Jazz Band, recording with legendary jazz producer Orrin Keepnews, researching lost and obscure material from the Jazz Age, and touring 10 1/2 years as singer/percussionist with Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks.
As a songwriter and performer, Donnay has won awards including ASCAP Composer Awards, Top Solo Indie Artist in Performing Songwriter Magazine, one of the Best Albums in DownBeat Magazine, and International Film Music Award.
This will be a night of musical improvisation and creativity and FUN. Hope you can come. Tickets are FREE if ordered online at Angelicas website ($10 at the door). Make your reservations early.
Jazz Clinic at Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Wednesday, July 18, 7 pm
I am teaching a clinic on the important subject: Developing Solo Jazz Piano. There will be lots of exercises to develop these skills. Admission is FREE. Hope you will come.
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz
Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm (TBA)
This is my super-favorite gig. I love playing on the grand piano in the new elegant Cetrella’s Los Altos Restaurant. The food and ambiance are unsurpassed. You will love it. Call for reservations (and to see if I am playing that night) 650-948-0400.
Cetrella’s, 400 Main Street, Los Altos, CA
Saturday, July 28 – 8:30 – 11 pm
I’m really looking forward to playing with jazz vocalist, Joyce McCulloch’s fine trio at the lovely Hedley Club at the De Anza Hotel.
De Anza Hotel (Hedley Club), San Jose
San Jose Country Club
Sunday, TBA – 5:30 – 8:30 pm
I’m really looking forward to playing for the fine members of this fine club (members only).
San Jose Country Club, San Jose
Dominican OaksFriday, July 20, – 7:15 pm
I’m looking forward to playing for the residents at Dominican Oaks.
Dominican Oaks, 3400 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz
Merrill GardensFriday, Aug 31, – 3:30 pm
I absolutely love playing solo piano for the fine residents of Merrill Gardens (Campbell). We always have a great time playing the standard tunes.
Merrill Gardens, Winchester, Campbell
Westhope Presbyterian Church
Every Sunday – 10 am Service
I play every Sunday for the beautiful Westhope Presbyterian Church in Saratoga.
Westhope Presbyterian Church, 12850 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga,