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 :)



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, Cathy Segal-Garcia, Kay Kostopoulos, Mary Jenson, Daria, Azure McCall, Darryl Rowe, Roberta Donnay, Molly Holm, Wendy Waller, Ellen Johnson, Deborah Winters, Lin McPhillips, Clif Payne, Charmaigne Scott & Scotty Wright for playing great shows.

Kiyoe Wakabayashi

Our next duo show is with the soulful songstress, Kiyoe Wakabayashi at Angelicas, February 19.

This will be a night of musical improvisation and creativity and FUN.  Come and see Angelicas newly-designed dining room.  Hope you can come.  Tickets are FREE if ordered online at Angelicas website ($10 at the door).  Make your reservations early.

Kiyoe Wakabayashi – Biographical Profile

Kiyoe is a Bay Area based jazz vocalist, who has performed at various festivals and venues throughout California, and performs in Japan from time to time. She has performed with some great jazz and Brazilian musicians, including the late Smith Dobson, Herb Ellis, the late Bob Florence, Marcos Silva, Carlos Oliveira, etc. She holds a Master’s Degree in Music/Jazz Studies from San Jose State University. For the last 10 years, she has focused on Brazilian jazz.

Gail & Smith Dobson

The next duo show is with the jazz singer, Gail & Smith Dobson at Angelicas, February 27.

Gail & Smith Dobson – Biographical Profile

It’s A Family Affair! 

Bay Area vocalist Gail Dobson, wife of the late great pianist, Smith Dobson, mom of vocalist, Sasha Dobson, and multi-instrumentalist son, Smith Dobson V, and sister of our very own pianist, Martan Mann, makes her first appearance at 

Angelicas. Gail’s music is a marriage of traditional jazz harmonies played straight ahead, and also with Latin rhythms, and highlights her philosophy and strong inclination to allow the music to unfold naturally. through encouraging player interaction and soloing. This is the tradition that she grew up with in jazz, and shares with her band. Tonights music features her son, Smith, on alto and tenor saxophone, and brother Martan on piano. 

Gail Dobson’s singing has been described as “exquisite, to hard swingin. Her repertoire consists of jazz standards from “The Dobson Songbook”; and new material and arrangements, from her new EP, “How Fragile We Are”  songs written by Sting, Cure, Herbie Hancock.and Jobim to name a few. 

Los Altos Cetrella

Fridays and Saturdays,  6:30 – 9:30 pm (TBA)
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.  Call for reservations (and to see if I am playing that night)  650-948-0400.
Cetrella’s,  400 Main Street, Los Altos, CA

San Jose Country Club
screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-10-38-57-amTBA – 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

Dominican OaksFriday, Feb 1 – 7:15 pm
I always enjoy playing for the fine residents of Dominican Oaks.
Dominican Oaks, 3400 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz

Merrill GardensFriday, February 1, – 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 tunes that everyone loves.
Merrill Gardens, Winchester, Campbell

Westhope Presbyterian ChurchWesthope 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.