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!  Just Released!
I have just released a new course called: HymnSkills: Developing Hymn Improvisation.  This course is intended to help church pianists develop the skills necessary to improvise on hymns.  For more info, click HERE.

Just received word that Martan Mann & Mannkind is now available as a station on Pandora.  It’s currently playing tracks from Beatlejazz.  Hope you can check it out.

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 Metronome Is Your BFF”
Martan Mann

Music jazz improvisation

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

October 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.

The falling leaves . . . (are filling up my gutters) . . .  Looking forward to some fun gigs this October.  I love to play for your Holiday Parties!  Book Now.

This month:  Featured Gig:  I’m playing the superior jam at the Hedley Lounge in the DeAnza Hotel.   I’m playing  at the elegant Cetrella in Los Altos (Check for exact dates); 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.

For you church pianists out there . . . . I just finished my new course, HymnSkills:  Developing Hymn Improvisation.

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 :)


OCTOBER 2017 PUBLIC GIGS





Wednesday, Oct. 18,  7:30 – 10:30 pm
This is my featured gig for October.   If you haven’t been to it lately, don’t miss the fab Hedley Jam, featuring Stephen Marley, Host/Drums;  Bass, Jack Hanan; Me on Piano.  The best players usually show up.  The jam is high-level.  Hope you can drop by.
De Anza Hotel,  233 W. Santa Clara, San Jose, CA



October TBA,  6:30 – 9:30 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


Monday, September 11,  7:30 – 10 pm 
I love playing with this serious big band, Robin Anderson Big Band w/Ruby Rudman.  This band swings . . . and plays . . . good!  You’ll love it, too.
Boardwalk Bowl, 115 Cliff St, Santa Cruz


screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-10-38-57-amFriday 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


Friday, TBA, – 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


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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.