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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 :)

MARCH 2020 PUBLIC GIGS

Arlee Leonard (Direct from New York)

Saturday, March 21, 6 pm
I’m very fortunate to accompany one of New York’s finest jazz
singers, Arlee Leonard for a private concert in Santa Cruz.  his is my second opportunity to play with Arlee.  She is fantastic.  Seating is very limited.  Email me at martan@musicmann.com if you want more information.



Bernardus Lodge
Saturday,  March 28, 6 – 9 pm
I have the honor of playing grand piano in the lobby of one of Carmel Valley’s most prestigious locations.  I hope you can join me.
Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley Road, Carmel


Santa Cruz Jazz Society Clinic
Sunday, April 12,  2 pm
JAZZ SOCIETY of SANTA CRUZ COUNTY presents:
JAZZ FOR EVERYONE”

MARTAN MANN
“DEVELOPING MODES FOR JAZZ IMPROVISATION”
A lecture intended for all ages and levels of Jazz musicians

This clinic will explore having mastery of modes. It is not enough to know the modes, you have to have a secure knowledge of the modes in your subconscious. Martan will give specific exercises to help you achieve your jazz goals.
East Cliff Brewery, 21517 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062


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 OaksTBA
I always enjoy playing for the fine residents of Dominican Oaks.
Dominican Oaks,
3400 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz


Merrill GardensTBA
I absolutely love playing solo piano for the fine residents of Merrill Gardens (Campbell).  We always have a great time playing the great 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.

Courses by Martan Mann

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JazzSkills for Piano is now here!!!

Check it out.  Receive FOUR FREE VIDEOS.

Here’s some exciting new news regarding my new online jazz piano improv course, “JazzSkills for Piano (Getting from Here to There).   This is an intensive, deep, serious course in developing the skills necessary to play jazz piano.  It’s the subconscious which does the playing . . . you have the FUN.  This is your time to get started!

JazzSkills for Piano:

  • Over 200 lesson videos
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • The Private Lesson Blog
  • JAZZ MASTERCLASS: Step-by-Step (stand alone lessons)
  • Skype
  • Webinars
  • Lots of text and much more.

These lessons are from beginning to fairly advanced and assume that you already have basic pianistic skills.  This course will definitely take you “From Here to There”.  Visit JazzSkills for Piano to receive Four Free Videos.

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JAZZ MASTERCLASS: Step-by-Step

Martan Mann has created single stand-alone intensive lessons for the jazz pianist.  These lessons are available for separate sale for $30 (to view for three months).

These are my latest standalone lessons from JAZZ MASTERCLASS: Step-by-Step.

Current individual courses:

  1. “Learning Giant Steps for the Jazz Pianist”
  2. “Modal Improv for the Jazz Pianist”
  3. “Learning Stride Blues for the Jazz Pianist”
  4. “Pachelbel Improv”
  5. “Learning Boogie Woogie”
  6. “Preparing to Play in All Keys”
  7. “Preparing to Learn a Tune”
  8. “HymnSkills: Developing Hymn Improvisation”
  9. “Pentatonics for Pianists (Latest Release)

This series of lessons give step-by-step instruction in analyzing and developing specific tunes and styles.  This solves mysteries.  This gives answers Now!  You can choose your tune and/or style to develop it fully and creatively.  New Step-by-Step Lessons will be added often.  Visit his website:  Musicmann.com to join his mailing list to stay current on the release of new lessons.red_getaccessnow

Recording and Rehearsals for Vocalists

I want to remind vocalists that I can provide rehearsal and recording services. I have a beautiful Yamaha C7 and excellent recording equipment. It’s quick and easy to record a demo or complete CD. CD artwork is also available.

I can also create Band in a Box charts and recordings which sound like a real band. You’ll be amazed!!!  TURN OFF THE MUSIC AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

The above is an audio file, “You’d be so nice to come home to”. It has my live piano playing mixed with the BIAB file. The first and third chorus is a backup for the vocalist. The second chorus is a sax solo. BIAB can put the song into any key, style, soloing instrument, tempo, etc.

Call me at (408) 234-2364 for more information. Or, send an email to martan@musicmann.com.

“I love to back vocalists!”