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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 :)

SEPTEMBER 2019 PUBLIC GIGS

Featured Gig – Sunday, September 22: 

Embassy Suites Jam

Sunday, Sept 22 – 1 – 4  pm
There are lots of jazz jam sessions in the SF Bay and Monterey area.  But, I don’t think you can find a more elegant setting than the Seaside Embassy Suites Hotel.  Plus, this jam usually attracts the best jazz players in the Monterey Bay Area.  Since this the week of the Monterey Jazz Festival, the playing will be HOT!
In short, this is a great jazz hang.  Join us.  (Come early to get a seat)
Seaside Embassy Suites Hotel, Seaside, CA


Bernardus Lodge


Saturday, Sept 7,  6 – 9 pm
This is my first opportunity to play the grand piano in the lobby of the beautiful and elegant, Bernardus Lodge.  This should be great fun.  Hope you can join me.
Bernardus  Lodge, Carmel Valley Road


Kiyoe Wakabayashi

Sunday, Sept 15, 5 – 7 pm  
I’m so happy to have the opportunity to play with the wonderful vocalist, Kiyoe Wakabayashi.  She sings lots of jazz standards and many super-interesting bossa tunes.  Hope you can join us.
Wine Bistro, Puma Road at Portola Plaza, 281 Alvarado Street,  Monterey, CA 93940


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, 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


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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.

Courses by Martan Mann

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JazzSkills for Piano is now here!!!

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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!”