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.

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.

August 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 fun summer months are flying by.  Looking forward to some fun gigs this August.

This month,    Super Gig:  I’m fortunate to play a solo piano concert a second time at Angelicas;  I’m playing  at the elegant Cetrella in Los Altos (Check for exact dates);  Playing with vocalist Joy Rush and bassist, Paul Trigg at Casa Nostra;   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.   (Soon to be released)

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 :)


AUGUST 2017 PUBLIC GIGS


July TBA,  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



Saturday, Aug 5, – 6 – 9 pm
Looking forward to playing fun music with vocalist, Joy Rush and bassist Paul Trigg at Ben Lomond’s best Italian Restaurant, Casa Nostra.  Hope you can come.
Casa Nostra, Ben Lomond


screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-10-38-57-amSunday Aug 13, – 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


Wednesday, Aug 16,  7 – 9 pm
This is the second opportunity that I have to play a solo piano concert at Redwood City’s finest music venue, Angelicas.  Thank you to Rick Ferguson for asking me to play on his Piano Solo Night.  This is absolute fun for me.  Hope you can come by and enjoy the music and delicious food.


Friday, Sept 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


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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.