It’s July and we are preparing for a long Fourth of July week in Boulder Creek. I’m playing lots of excellent gigs this month 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, JAZZ MASTERCLASS: Step-by-Step (individual online lessons), 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!
My newest jazz course is 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.”
Have a great day . . .
JazzThought of the Day:
“The Metronome Is Your BFF”
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 :)
JULY 2019 PUBLIC GIGS
Friday, July 19 – 8 – 11 pm
Here’s an all-star jazz group in a super-cool setting. I’m fortunate to play with Scotty Wright (voc), Steve Robertson (drs & leader); Dan Robbins, (bs) and me (keys). The food is great. It’s casual. We will be swinging. Hope you can drop by.
Seascape Convention Center, Aptos
San Jose Country Club
Sunday, TBA – 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, TBA, – 7:15 pm
I always enjoy playing for the fine residents of Dominican Oaks.
Dominican Oaks, 3400 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz
Merrill GardensThursday, July 4 – 1 pm
I absolutely love playing solo piano and with trumpet player, Lewis Keiser (Fourth of July) for the fine residents of Merrill Gardens (Campbell). We always have a great time playing the trad tunes that everyone loves.
Merrill Gardens, Winchester, Campbell
Westhope Presbyterian Church
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 and at West Valley Music 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.
West Valley Music Store
262 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
I’m also teaching lessons by Skype. If you are interested, click here.