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 :)



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, 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 for playing great shows.

Kay  Kostopoulos  – International Women’s Month Show

Our next duo show is with the stylish songstress, Kay Kostopoulos at Angelicas, Tuesday, March 19 from 7 – 9 pm.

This will be a night of musical improvisation and creativity and FUN.  Come and see Angelicas newly-designed dining room.  Hope you can come.  Tickets are FREE if ordered online at Angelicas website ($10 at the door).  Make your reservations early.

Kay has been featured at venues and jazz festivals all around the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Sonoma, Napa, Healdsburg, Vallejo, Sacramento, Palo Alto, and Fillmore Jazz Festivals.   Her album, “Exotica”, a Mediterranean Jazz Journey, received rave reviews, and was honored by the Stanford Humanities celebration. 

Kay is also a Stanford lecturer in Business and Theater, professional actress. 

International Women’s Month Show:  Lyrics from many jazz and blues tunes reflect less than ideal, (and in some cases, overly ideal) impressions of the female sex.   With humor, mitigated by just the right amount of annoyance, we will have fun with these tunes and many others as we traverse the landscape of “women in song”.  We will feature alternate lyrics on the tunes celebrating women and the road to progress!!!

Eve Marie Shahoian

The next duo show is with the jazz singer, Eve Marie Shahoian at Angelicas, Wednesday, March 27.

Eve Marie Shahoian – Biographical Profile

The time has passed since Internationally acclaimed Singer Eve Marie Shahoian could be described as a Vocal Prodigy. Endowed with a voice of great beauty, power and range Eve Marie has been hailed as having the same appeal as Celine Dion, similar writing style Sarah McLaughlin, and contemporary crossover appeal as artist Josh Groban. Eve Marie is known for her versatility and range in performing the genres of  jazz, cabaret, and music from the Great American Songbook.

A Native of Northern California and classically trained professional singer since her youth, Eve Marie Shahoian has performed in multiple venues Nationally and Internationally. Notable performances throughout the years have included appearances on The Tonight Show, The Mike Douglas Show, Just Kidding, San Francisco Press Club, French Club, Las Vegas Circle Star Theatre, and guest features on KGO, KPIX, KRON, KTVU, KEMO. Ms. Shahoian had the great honor of performing as a soloist with the Oakland Symphony under the baton of the late Calvin Simmons, and the great Maestro Maxim Shostakovich.

International appearances have included work as a soloist with the Blackhawk Chorus in London at the historical Banqueting House in Whitehall, and as a soloist in Lucca Italy. Throughout the Bay Area, local performances have included engagements at the Regional Center of Performing Arts, The Bankhead Theatre at the Livermore Performing Arts Center, Village Theatre, and the Paramount Theatre with the Oakland Ballet and Oakland Youth Orchestra under conductor Michael Morgan.

In 2009, Eve Marie Shahoian released her debut CD  Waiting for You  which showcased her abilities as a contemporary singer-songwriter. Following the release were sold out shows at the Rrazz Room, appearances in Bay Area Theaters, jazz clubs and interviews/appearances on local TV. Eve Marie’s music played on radio stations throughout the country, and she was a featured artist in 2011 for Delta Airlines where her album music was heard on all audio equipped flights World Wide. In 2011, Billboard acknowledged Waiting For You  giving the song “Honorable Mention” for an outstanding original song. In the Spring of 2017, Eve Marie released a new EP BELIEVE featuring  original music and covers.  It is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. BELIEVE was submitted and up for consideration with the 2017 Grammy Awards!

Touring Coast to Coast for her Cd Believe in 2018 Eve Marie headlined at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in SF,  Feinstein’s 54/Below in NYC, The Green 42 and July 2019 she will bring a new show to Birdland in Manhattan. She is currently working on her third EP of original music.

“Blessed with a stunning soprano and impressive songwriting skills, her interpretations are poignant and engaging.” 

Steve Murray~Cabaret Scenes 


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Laurent Fourgo
Friday, March 15 – 9 – 11:30 pm
I have an opportunity to play with the suave vocalist, Laurent Fourgo and his fine trio.  Hope you will join us.
Ozumo Santana Row, San Jose

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, Feb 1 – 7:15 pm
I always enjoy playing for the fine residents of Dominican Oaks.
Dominican Oaks, 3400 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz

Merrill GardensFriday, February 1, – 3:30 pm
I absolutely love playing solo piano for the fine residents of Merrill Gardens (Campbell).  We always have a great time playing the 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.