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Hi All. 
It’s May and  we are still getting buckets of rain in Boulder Creek.  I’m playing lots of excellent  gigs in different locations.  It’s a great time for me.

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.

We have updated and revamped the JazzSkills for Piano website. Check it out.  We are now offering a brand new introductory offer.

Exciting News!  New Course!
I am days away from releasing a new course called: Pentatonics for Pianists.  This course is intended to help all pianists develop improvisational skills.  Pentatonic for Pianists (and other JAZZ MASTERCLASS: Step-by-Step courses) are available for purchase on Udemy.com.

Just received word that Martan Mann & Mankind is now available as a station on Pandora and on Spotify.  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.

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 :)

MAY 2019 PUBLIC GIGS

I’m sorry to announce that my “Art of the Duo”concerts at Angelicas in Redwood City has ended (for now).  They have been a huge success.  I want to extend a personal heart-felt thank you to Peter and Angelica for giving me the opportunity to present these shows.  I’ve totally enjoyed it.

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 and Gail & Smith Dobson, Eve Marie Shahoian, Jennifer Lee and Valerie Quevado for playing great shows.


FEATURED GIG:

Friday, May 17, – 7:30 pm
I’m really looking forward to playing with Mark Bidelman’s Jazz Choir for a concert at Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College.  Admission is free.
Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA


San Jose Country Club
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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, May 3, – 7:15 pm
I always enjoy playing for the fine residents of Dominican Oaks.
Dominican Oaks,
3400 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz


Merrill GardensMemorial Day, May 27, – 11:15 am (Curci Road), 1 pm Friday (Winchester), June 21, – 3:30 pm
I absolutely love playing solo piano and with trumpet player, Lewis Keiser (Memorial Day) for the fine residents of Merrill Gardens (Campbell).  We always have a great time playing the tunes that everyone loves.
Merrill Gardens, Winchester, Campbell and Curci Road, San Jose


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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.