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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.

April 2018 Public Happenings

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Martan Mann

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

Hi All.
It’s April showers and I’m playing lots of excellent gigs in different locations.  It’s a fun time for me.

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 MarloweTammi Brown and Cathy Segal-Garcia for playing great shows.

Our fourth presentation at Angelicas is Wednesday, April 25 and will feature one of SF’s best jazz vocalists, Kay Kostopoulos.  Kay plays with the best Bay Area jazz musicians.   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.

KAY KOSTOPOULOS

Upcoming “Art of the Duo” shows at Angelicas:
May 2:  Mary Jenson
May 23:  Daria


I’m looking forward to playing the grand piano at the elegant Cetrella in Los Gatos this year (TBA);  playing solo at Merrill Gardens; at the stately San Jose Country Club.  I’m playing solo at Dominican Oaks and Merrill Gardens.  I also play for the Sundays  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 :)

APRIL 2018 PUBLIC GIGS

KAY KOSTOPOULOS

Our next “Art of the Duo” show at Angelicas is with the vivacious jazz vocalist, Kay Kostopoulos on Wednesday, April 25.  She is a favorite in the SF Bay Area music scene.

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.
Angelicas, 863 Main Street, Redwood City,
http://www.angelicasllc.com

Upcoming “Art of the Duo” shows at Angelicas:
May 2:  Mary Jenson
May 23:  Daria


Friday, April 13 & Saturday April 14,  6:30 – 9:30 pm
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.
Cetrella’s,  400 Main Street, Los Altos, CA


screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-10-38-57-amSunday, April 22 – 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, Jun 29, – 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


Saturday, February 24, – 2 pm
I’m looking forward to playing for the residents at Dominican Oaks.
Dominican Oaks, 3400 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz


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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.