All posts by Martan Mann

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.

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


Westhope 2015-11-01 at 10.45.43 PM

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

Websites

Check out three of my websites:

JazzSkills for Piano

Check out the newly redesigned JazzSkills for Pianomy extensive online jazz piano course.

JazzThought.com

My new site is JazzThought.com.  This is a great discussion blog where you can ask me questions on jazz, music and improv.

This site grew out of over 80 JazzThoughts that I have placed on Twitter and Facebook and many questions that friends and students have asked me over the years.. You can also view the  JazzThoughts there and ask questions about them.

I hope you will visit this site often and participate with your comments.  I’m looking forward to conversing with you.

Musicmann Website

You are currently on my Musicmann Website (It has lots of information about all my activities, products, JAZZ MASTERCLASS: Step-by-Step and blog posts) and JazzSkills for Piano (my extensive online jazz piano course).   You can request to receive Four Free Videos . . . or to receive my email updates.

Check out my Resources Page on this website.  I present links of some of my favorite people, companies and products.  You can order the products right from my website page.

Private Teaching

My private teaching schedule is going ahead full-force at home in Boulder Creek, at West Valley Music and Hope Street Music Studios in Mt. View! Contact me for a free interview.  My personal students (who take at least two lessons a month) will receive free access to JazzSkills for Piano.

Hope Street Music Studios is at a spanking new location in Mt. View at 2224 Old Middlefield Way, Suite E.  I teach there on Tuesdays.
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 961-2192.
http://www.hopestreetmusicstudios.com

West Valley Music Store
262 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 961-1566
http://www.westvalleymusic.com

I’m also teaching lessons by Skype.  If you are interested, click here.