Martan Mann and his Trio present a dazzling jazz concert performed
at the elegant Le Petit Trianon Concert Hall in San Jose, California on
July 18, 2004. This stellar trio consists of Dan Robbins on bass,
Wally Schnalle on drums and Martan Mann on the 9' Steinway concert
grand. This concert was proudly sponsored by the prestigious Steinway
Society of the Bay Area.
Here is a quick biography of Martan Mann:
Author of three books: "Jazz Improvisation for the Classical Pianist" (available on Lulu.com), "New Age Improvisation for the Classical Pianist" (available on Lulu.com), and "Improvising Blues Piano" available in music stores throughout the world. He is currently working on a new book entitled, "JazzSkills for Piano: Getting from Here to There. It will be available in the Summer of 2008.
Master's Degree in Music from San Jose State University
Also studied music and business at San Francisco State University; Hawaii Pacific College; University of Hawaii.
Private piano teachers: Wilbert Baranco; Frederic Saatman; Don Haas; Mark Levine; Art Lande and Kenny Werner.
Has performed extensively in clubs and concerts throughout Northern California and Hawaii. Recently performed for 25 years at jazz club, The Garden City in San Jose.
Current activities include: Clazzical Jazz Lecture/Performance Series; Developing a new contemporary jazz CD with Martan Mann & Mannkind; developing a concert tour with Martan Mann & Mannkind; writing a new book on practicing improvisation. Playing lots of jazz with his trio.
Currently teaching privately at his home in Boulder Creek, California and at West Valley Music in Mt. View, CA.