Welcome to my site.

Thanks for coming to my website.  There is lots of information about my concerts, gigs, teaching activities, JazzSkills for Piano online jazz piano course, blog posts and music below.  I’d love to see you at some of my gigs, concerts or lectures.  Please leave your email if you want to be notified of upcoming events.  Also, I always appreciate your questions, comments and suggestions.

Exciting News!
I’m just now putting the finishing touches on a new course called: HymnSkills: Developing Hymn Improvisation.  This course is intended to help church pianists develop the skills necessary to improvise on hymns.  We will be announcing the publishing date soon.

Here’s a nice comment from one of my Australian JazzSkills for Piano subscribers:

“Hi Martan ! Thank you for your course and video lessons. They have been extremely useful to me. I now use your approach when playing.  At the moment I’m playing each week in the State Library centre in Adelaide (South Australia) and it is certainly giving me new musical freedom.”
Stephen

Have a great day . . .

Martan :)

JazzThought of the Day:

“The Secret Of Creative Playing Is Not What You Are Playing, It’s What You Are Hearing”
Martan Mann
Musical Note
Music jazz improvisation

For More Jazz Thought Quotes by Martan, visit JazzThought.com.

June 2017 Public Happenings

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Martan Mann

(Most of these gigs are in the San Francisco, San Jose & Monterey Bay Area)

Hi All.

We are enjoying the long, sunny days of June..  Looking forward to some fun gigs this month.

This month,    I’m playing  at the elegant Cetrella in Los Altos;  I’m playing the Piano Night at Angelica’s.;  playing solo at Merrill Gardens; at the stately San Jose Country Club.  I also play for the Sunday Service at at Westhope Presbyterian Church in Saratoga.  Come here often to check out newly added gigs.  (See the listings below for more information.)

We have updated and revamped the JazzSkills for Piano website. Check it out.  We are now offering a brand new introductory offer.

I just posted a new blog post on MartanBlog.  It’s called “Six Steps To Independence From The Groove”.  Hope you enjoy it.

MARTAN MANN’S PUBLIC CONCERTS & GIGS

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 :)


JUNE 2017 PUBLIC GIGS

Friday, June 21,  7 pm

I’m playing solo piano at Angelicas in Redwood City, CA on Wednesday, June 21 from 7 – 9 pm.  This gives me an excellent opportunity to explore tunes in a solo concert setting.
The night is called Piano Night with Rick Ferguson.  I’m grateful for Rick asking me to “sit-in” for him.
Angelicas is a super place to play.  They have a beautiful club setting, great food and is an established music center in Redwood City (apologies to those who don’t live close).
Here’s the best part:  Admission is FREE.

Angelicas,  863 Main Street, Redwood City, CA




Friday, June 23,  6 – 9 pm
This is my super-favorite gig.  I love playing every Saturday on the grand piano in the new elegant Cetrella’s Los Altos Restaurant.  The food and ambiance are unsurpassed.  You will love it.
Cetrella’s,  400 Main Street, Los Altos, CA


Friday, June 23, 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


screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-10-38-57-amSunday July 9: – 5:30 – 8:30 pm
I’m really looking forward to playing for the fine members of this club (members only).
San Jose Country Club, San Jose


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Every Sunday – 10 am Service
I play every Sunday for the beautiful Westhope Presbyterian Church in Saratoga.
Westhope Presbyterian Church, 12850 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga,
(408) 255-0955.


Wednesday, June dates to be announced:  8 – 11 pm
I love playing piano in the lobby of the elegant San Jose Fairmont Hotel.  This is THE vibrant location in the downtown area to enjoy super ambiance and great jazz.  Hope you can stop by.
San Jose Fairmont Hotel Lobby, San Jose