2009 CALENDAR

January, 2009
February, 2009
March, 2009
April, 2009
May, 2009
Apr 1 - April 26 Wed & Thurs 7:30, Friday & Saturday 8 pm shows, Sundays at 2 pm)
*****ALWAYS . . . PATSY CLINE*****
I will playing in the show band from Wednesday - Sunday through the month of April at the San Jose Stage Company. Check the website for tickets and directions. This is a highly professional and delightful show touting the life and music of the famous Country singer, Patsy Cline. This is a terrific stage company. If you haven't attended their plays, I really recommend that you do. I hope all my friends will come to this excellent show.
San Jose Stage Company, 490 South First Street, at the corner of William Street, in downtown San Jose, California, CA. For tix: (408) 283-7142

May 2, June 27 Saturday, 6 - 9 pm
This is a great opportunity to hear the Martan Mann Trio w/Olaf Schiappacasse, drums and Dan Robbins, bass and enjoy the best Japanese Cuisine in the Santa Cruz area. Please note that on June 27, we will be performing at Yamamori's with the fantastic Los Angeles jazz vocalist, Cathy Segal-Garcia. Cathy is a mainstay in the LA music scene. Don't miss this opportunity to hear her.
Yamamori Sushi Boat & Grill , 5600 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley

May 3, 10 & 17 9:45 am
I will be playing for the Sunday Morning Service at the Westhope Presbyterian Church.
Westhope Presbyterian Church,
12850 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga

May 3, Sunday 3:30 - 7:30 pm (every Sunday)
Santa Cruz Jazz Society weekly jam session. This is a great opportunity to "hone your chops", hang with lots of musicians . . . and dance. (Because of playing the Patsy Cline Show, I will not return to the Jam until May 3rd..)
Bocci's Cellar, Santa Cruz

May 9 & 16, Saturday 9 - 12 am
Wally's Cocktail Combo. You can't find a more romantic place to dance and schmooz.
Fairmont Hotel, San Jose

May 14, June 18, July 30 Thursdays 9 pm - 12 am
Here's a great opportunity to hear Wally's Swing World in Downtown San Jose.
Gordon Biersch, San Jose. The beer's great, too.

May 23, Saturday 3:30 - 4:30 pm
I am playing solo piano for the wonderful people at OakTree Villa in Scotts Valley.
Oak Tree Villa, Scotts Valley

June, 2009
June 1, Monday 8 - 10 pm
w/Todd Clickard's, Clicktrax Jazz Orchestra. We're talking - terrific big band dancing. Drop by - you'll like it.
Monterey Live (across from the State Theater on Alvarado St.) Monterey

June 5, July 3, Aug 7 Saturday 9 - 12 am (The first Friday of the month)
w/Wally's Cocktail Combo. This is definitely THE scene. Be there!
Severino's, Aptos, CA

June 12, Friday 9 - 12 am
Wally's Cocktail Combo. You can't find a more romantic place to dance and schmooz . . . and enjoy Wally..
Fairmont Hotel Lobby, San Jose

June 13, Saturday, 7:30 - Midnight
The incredible Wally's Swing World is performing for the elegant Grand Ball. This is fancy-schmancy. It's also to raise funds for the worthy Second Harvest Food Bank. Call (831) 722-7110 Ext. 217 for tickets.
Coconut Grove, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA

June 18, July 30 Thursdays 9 pm - 12 am
Here's a great opportunity to hear Wally's Swing World in Downtown San Jose.
Gordon Biersch, San Jose. The beer's great, too.

June 22 - July 1, Monday - Friday 9 am - 3 pm
Every year, I teach at the Buchser Jazz Camp w/music director, David Ladd Anderson. This is an excellent jazz experience for middle and high-schoolers in the South Bay Area. If you have a middle or high schooler who wants to study jazz, contact Buchser right away.
Buchser Middle School, San Jose.

June 26, Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 pm
I am playing with a long-time friend and wonderful vocalist/guitarist, Wally Trindade and bassist, Mark Hammersly. This should be great fun, delicious appetisers and wonderful music - come and join us.
Sanderlings lounge in the Seascape Convention Center, Aptos

•••••June 27, Saturday, 6 - 9 pm•••••
This is a great opportunity to hear the Martan Mann Trio w/Michael Strunk, drums and Bill Bosch, bass and enjoy the best Japanese Cuisine in the Santa Cruz area. Please note that on June 27, we will be performing at Yamamori's with the fantastic Los Angeles jazz vocalist, Cathy Segal-Garcia. Cathy is a mainstay in the LA music scene. Don't miss this opportunity to hear her.
Yamamori Sushi Boat & Grill , 5600 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley

June 28; July 5 & 12; Aug 2, 9. & 16 9:45 am, Sundays
I will be playing for the Sunday Morning Service at the Westhope Presbyterian Church.
Westhope Presbyterian Church,
12850 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga

July, 2009
July 3, Aug 7, Saturday 9 - 12 am (The first Friday of the month)
w/Wally's Cocktail Combo at Severino's. This is definitely THE scene. Be there!
Severino's, Aptos, CA

July 5, Sunday 3:30 - 7:30 pm (every Sunday)
Santa Cruz Jazz Society weekly jam session. This is a great opportunity to "hone your chops", hang with lots of musicians . . . play, listen and dance. (I'm not playing on 6/14)
Bocci's Cellar, Santa Cruz

July 8, Wednesday, 8 - 11 pm
I am playing with a long-time friend and wonderful sax player, Terrell Eaton at the at the Santa Cruz landmark, Crow's Nest. This should be great fun - come and join us.
Crow's Nest, Santa Cruz

July 10 Friday 5:30 - 7:30 pm
I am playing with Lou Keiser's fun-time 10th Avenue Band. This is for Bocci's weekly happy-hour Friday dance. Join us and have a great time.
Bocci's Cellar, Santa Cruz

July 17 & 18, Friday, Saturday - 8 - 11 pm
Also - check this out . . . there is a new and fabulous venue to hear live, cookin' jazz (while sippin' great wine) in Morgan Hill called D'vine Jazz & Wine. They feature jazz every weekend from 8 - 11 pm. My trio with Michael Strunk on drums and Dan Robbins on bass is playing there on Friday and Saturday - July 17 & 18 from 8 - 11 pm. Yes, it IS divine!
D'vine Jazz & Wine 777 Cochrane Road, Morgan Hill. Call (408) 779-7755

July 19, Sunday 2 - 5 pm
Wally's Swing World. This is your opportunity to hear some swinging music in the sun at the Santa Cruz Wharf. This is Jazz on the Wharf . . . . and Wally . . . and dancing, too. It's a WOW.
Jazz on the Wharf, Santa Cruz Wharf

July 30 Thursdays 8 pm - 11 am
Here's a great opportunity to hear Wally's Swing World in Downtown San Jose.
Gordon Biersch, San Jose. The beer's great, too.
August, 2009
Aug 8, Saturday Noon - 1:30 pm
Now here is a fun gig . . . I am playing with my sister and fab jazz vocalist, Gail Dobson and her gaggle of vocal students at the San Jose Jazz Festival. It will be on the "Youth in Jazz Stage". Another great bonus is that I will be playing with my talented nephew, Smith Dobson, Jr. Definitely don't miss this!
San Jose Jazz Festival, San Jose

Aug 8, Saturday 3:30 - 4:30 pm
I am playing solo piano for the wonderful people at OakTree Villa in Scotts Valley.
Oak Tree Villa, Scotts Valley
September, 2009
Sep 11, Friday 9 - 12 am
I am playing with the dynamic, Wally's Cocktail Combo. You can't find a more romantic place to dance and schmooz.
Fairmont Hotel, San Jose

Sep 12, Sunday 3:30 - 7:30 pm (every Sunday)
Santa Cruz Jazz Society weekly jam session. This is a great opportunity to "hone your chops", hang with lots of musicians . . . play, listen and dance.
Bocci's Cellar, Santa Cruz

Sep 13, 9:45 am, Sundays
I will be playing for the Sunday Morning Service at the Westhope Presbyterian Church.
Westhope Presbyterian Church,
12850 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga

Sep 26, Saturday 7 pm
This is a very special show (see the flyer above). It's called "Divos in Concert". This will be featuring: Andoni Bundros, Rob Christopher, Alan Hoshida, Lance LaShelle, Ryan McBrearty, Paul Myrvold, Donald "Elvis" Prieto, Phil Robb, Ted Sanchez and Bill Tindall. The Masters of Ceremonies will be Rod Pintello and Kevin Heath. The singers will be accompanied by Martan Mann Trio, with Michael Strunk on drums and Dan Robbins on bass.
La Vigna Event Center at the Hecker Pass Winery, in Gilroy. Call 408-847-1441 for tickets (last year's show was sold out).

October, 2009
Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, Fridays 9 - 12 am (The first Friday of the month)
w/Wally's Cocktail Combo at Severino's. This is definitely THE scene. Be there!
Severino's, Aptos

Oct 17, Saturday, 6 - 9 pm
This is a great opportunity to hear the Martan Mann Trio w/Olaf Schippiacasse on drums and Mickey McPhillips on bass and enjoy the best Japanese Cuisine in the Santa Cruz area.
Yamamori Sushi Boat & Grill , 5600 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley

November, 2009
Nov 14, Saturday 3:30 - 4:30 pm
I am playing solo piano for the wonderful people at OakTree Villa in Scotts Valley.
Oak Tree Villa, Scotts Valley
December, 2009
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