May 2018 Public Happenings

Martan Mann

(Most of these gigs are in the San Francisco, San Jose & Monterey Bay Area)

Hi All.
It’s May with beautiful flowers blooming and I’m playing lots of excellent gigs in different locations.  It’s a fun time for me.

Featured Gig:  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 and Mary Jenson for playing great shows.

Our sixth presentation at Angelicas is Wednesday, May 23 and will feature one of SF’s best jazz vocalists, Daria.  Daria has an exquisite voice and a great jazz style.   This will be a night of musical improvisation and creativity and FUN.  Hope you can come.  Tickets are FREE if ordered online at Angelicas website ($10 at the door).  Make your reservations early.



I totally enjoy playing the grand piano at the elegant Cetrella in Los Gatos most Fridays and Saturdays;  playing solo at Merrill Gardens; at the stately San Jose Country Club.  I’m playing a private function at the San Jose Country Club with the Robin Anderson Big Band.  I’m playing solo at Dominican Oaks and Merrill Gardens.  I’m playing a private corporate function at the SJ Fairmont with vocalists, Kathy Blackburn and Lisa Lindsley.  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.