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.
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.”
Have a great day . . .
JazzThought of the Day:
“The Secret Of Creative Playing Is Not What You Are Playing, It’s What You Are Hearing”
For More Jazz Thought Quotes by Martan, visit JazzThought.com.
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 2017 PUBLIC GIGS
Saturday, April dates to be announced: 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
Wednesday, April 12, 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
Friday, April 28, 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
Sunday, 4/30 & Friday, 5/6 – 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
Every Sunday – 10 am Service
I play every Sunday for the beautiful Westhope Presbyterian Church in Saratoga.
Westhope Presbyterian Church, 12850 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga,
Check out three of my websites:
Check out the newly redesigned JazzSkills for Piano, my extensive online jazz piano course.
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.
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.
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
West Valley Music Store
262 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
I’m also teaching lessons by Skype. If you are interested, click here.