January/February 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.
Happy New Year to all!   It’s a new year with new goals and projects.  This is a great time to compose new music and play with outstanding musicians.

Featured Gig:  Starting February 13, I am introducing a new music series called:  The Art of the Duo.  This will be presented at Redwood City’s premiere jazz music center, Angelicas.  I particularly enjoy playing duo with fabulous vocalists and instrumentalists.  Our first presentation will feature the multi-talented Sandra Marlowe.  She literally sings all styles.  This will be a night of musical improvisation and creativity.  Hope you can come.

I’m looking forward to playing the grand piano at the elegant Cetrella in Los Gatos this year (TBA);  playing with the fun 10th Avenue Band;  playing solo at Merrill Gardens; at the stately San Jose Country Club.  Playing with a cool trio with bassist, Jack Hanan and drummer at the Flight Cafe.  I’m playing a fun duo with one of my favorite trumpet players, Lewis Keiser at the Sunnyvale Senior Center.  I’m playing solo at Dominican Oaks.  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.