Jazz pianist/vocalist returns to Rock Hill for 2nd Annual Celebration
February 9, 2014 (Rock Hill, SC) – Jazz pianist/composer/vocalist Marc Hoffman will perform with his quartet Saturday, February 15, 2014 at The City Club of Rock Hill in Rock Hill, SC as part of the 2nd Annual Celebrate with Heart Gala for the Heart2Heart Foundation. Joining Marc will be trumpet player Jeremy Shaw, bassist Tim Hartis, and drummer Brent Deaton.
Hoffman is well known throughout the Southeast US, having appeared at clubs, arenas, and other venues. Marc also performs nationally and internationally for jazz festivals and private events, and has entertained crowds at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston SC; Speedway Motorsports Inc. and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, both in Charlotte; the Annual Old Town Blues & Jazz Festival in Rock Hill, SC; Ashe Civic Center; NC State; and outside the US in the UK and The Netherlands.
The event features a shrimp and grits bar, a wine tasting with complimentary food pairings, an open martini bar also serving beer, mixed drinks and wine and music and dancing with DJ Travis Dupree in the main ballroom and the Marc Hoffman Quartet in the lounge. “It’s a pleasure returning to The City Club of Rock Hill and especially for this great event,” Hoffman says. “Many thanks to the foundation organizers for inviting us and especially to Tim Hartis.”
Marc’s recent performances include performances by the Lake Norman Symphony, the Salisbury Symphony, an annual piano concert at Ashe Civic Center in W. Jefferson, NC, and an invitation-only concert in Charleston, SC. As a soloist and with his trio Marc performs 75+ events each year including festivals, concerts, private engagements and recitals. In addition, Marc recently scored the films, “Chancing Dreams” and “40 Fears” for Charlotte-based Dalliance Films. Previous film work includes the score for “The Mill”. Marc has been music supervisor for several films and was music historian for the Hugh Hudson film, “Revolution”. Also an author, Marc’s Essential Worship Keyboard is published by Emerald Books and picture book, Sleep, Little Child by Virillion Music Publishing.
For more information about The Heart2Heart Foundation please visit http://www.theheart2heartfoundation.org
For more information about Marc’s recordings and performances visit: http://www.marchoffman.com. Music is available at CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes.
About Heart2Heart Foundation:
The mission of The Heart2Heart Foundation is to educate, support and advocate for women’s heart health, thereby affecting not only their lives, but those of their families.
In addition to educating women about heart disease and prevention, the foundation also plans to provide financial assistance to help cover expenses relating to heart health risk assessments and cardiac rehabilitation. Funds raised locally will remain local to help residents here in our communities.
About Marc Hoffman:
Marc Hoffman received a degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts and studied film composition at Univ. of Southern California. He also attended The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England. His composition teachers included John Corigliano, Leo Arnaud, Neil Hefti, and Sherwood Shaffer. A member of BMI and the American Composer’s Forum, he is also founder and artistic director of the Salisbury School of Music. Marc lives in Salisbury, NC with is wife, Anne, and their daughter August.
” ‘Hefti’ [from the CD Curioso] makes you smile with its delicate riffs and uplifting swing.”
— DJ Jelly Roll Justice, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, LA
“A couple more discs like this…and his infectious, melodic writing and polished musicianship
will surely start to win him a serious following.”
– Gary Dalkin, music writer and editor – Film Music on the Web
“…the Hollywood impressions of Marc Hoffman’s “Middle Earth” made some pieces on the program seem stale and derivative.
– London Guardian review of U.K. premiere at the Wilde Festival