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 :)
SEPTEMBER PUBLIC GIGS
Sep 1 Monday 11:30 am – 1 pm
I’m playing a fun gig at the Meridian Gardens with Mike Bastian’s Pentiamo Jazz, featuring Mike on drums/vocals, Perry Thoorsell on bass, and me on keyboard.
Meridian Gardens, SJ
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.
Sep 5 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, Michael Strunk 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
Sep 6 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, Michael Strunk on drums and me on keys. What can I say??? This is the Fairmont. Make it a date!
SJ Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
Sep 10 Wednesday 7 – 10 pm
This is great! I’m playing at guitarist, Kevan Smedt’s Jazz Jam with an all-star rhythm section: Jack Hanan on bass and Stephen Marley on drums. Hey . . . come by . . . sit in . . . enjoy!
Charley’s LG, 15 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Downtown Los Gatos
Sep 12 Friday 4:15 – 5:15 pm
I am playing with one of my favorite clarinet players, Mark Sowlakis at the Dominican Oaks.
Dominican Oaks, Santa Cruz
Sep 18 Thursday 7 – 9 pm
Here is the featured gig in September! This is Mainswing w/leader, Steve Wilson. Make plans to hear this fabulous vocal group and band. Great singers and musicians: Vocalists: Steve, Mona Dena, Michelle Rivard, Mark Bidelman with Dan Robbins, bass, Michael Strunk, drums and me on piano.
Kuumbwa, Santa Cruz
Sep 19 Friday 3:30 – 4:15 pm
I really really enjoy playing for the folks at Merrill Gardens. This is my rewarding gig for this month.
Merrill Gardens, Campbell
Sep 19 Friday 7:30 – 11 pm
Once again, I will have the opportunity to play with two of my favorite musicians, Jack Hanan on bass and Jason Bellenkes on sax. The food is great.
Arya Restaurant, Cupertino
Oct 1 Wednesday 7:30 – 10:30 pm
This is one of the best jams in the area. I’m playing in the House Band for the Hedley Jam at the DeAnza Hotel. The house band is sterling: Stephen Marley on drums, Jack Hanan on bass and me on acoustic piano (love the piano) and an all-star cast of great players and singers sittin’ in. Don’t miss this!
DeAnza Hotel, San Jose