Marc Hoffman Trio To Perform at Earth Night Out

Posted in Concerts, Events, Press Releases on April 14th, 2014 by Marc

Jazz trio returns to Salisbury for Downtown Salisbury Event

Marc HoffmanApril 12, 2014 (SALISBURY, NC) – Marc Hoffman Trio returns to Salisbury this Friday, April 18th for Earth Night Out, part of Downtown Salisbury, Inc. Friday Night Out Series promoting nightlife and retail in Salisbury, NC.

A Salisbury native, Marc Hoffman will be joined by well known Charlotte area musicians, Brian Sullivan on drums and Dave Vergato on bass. The trio will perform standard jazz, pop and originals.

“We are delighted to be part of the Night Out Series this year and look forward to this performance, and another in August,” Hoffman says. “I am especially grateful to Mollie Ruf of Downtown Salisbury, Inc. for including us for Earth Night Out.”

An established composer, vocalist and pianist, Marc Hoffman is known throughout North Carolina and beyond for his performances as a soloist and with his trio at festivals, corporate and private events, and other venues. Last summer saw performances of two of Marc’s orchestra works, one but the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and another by Lake Norman Orchestra.

Marc’s original concert, sacred and jazz pieces have been performed across the US, and in the UK, France and The Netherlands. He recently composed the score for the comedy feature film, “40 Fears”. A piano instructional book, Essential Worship Keyboard was released by Emerald Books in 2008.

For more information regarding Downtown Salisbury, Inc. andNight Out, please visit www.downtownsalisburync.com.

For more information on Marc Hoffman visit www.marchoffman.com.


About Marc Hoffman:

Composer/pianist/vocalist/author Marc Hoffman received a bachelor’s degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts and studied film composition at USC. He also attended The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England. His composition teachers have 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. He lives in Salisbury with is wife, Anne, and their daughter August. For more information Marc Hoffman and his work, visit www.marchoffman.com and Marc-Hoffman-Music on Facebook.

 

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MARC HOFFMAN QUARTET TO PERFORM AT HEART GALA

Posted in Concerts, Events, In the news, Press Releases, Uncategorized on February 11th, 2014 by Marc

Jazz pianist/vocalist returns to Rock Hill for 2nd Annual Celebration

Marc HoffmanFebruary 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

 

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Marc Hoffman Receives GigMaster’s Best of 2013 Award

Posted in In the news, Press Releases, Uncategorized on January 27th, 2014 by Marc

Pianist & vocalist recognized

Best-2013-blogJanuary 26, 2014 (Salisbury, NC) – Pianist and vocalist Marc Hoffman has been awarded the GigMasters’ Best of 2013. The awards are given to performers who received at least 5 reviews with 4 stars or more during 2013.

I am very excited to have been recognized by GigMasters this year,” Hoffman says. “They have been a great source of performance opportunities over the past few years and I look forward to a continued working relationship.”

GigMasters is a one stop source for anyone planning an event and in need of performers, caterers, venue, etc.. Their database of client-reviewed entertainers and event vendors is available on their site. Clients contact vendors directly and request bids. After events, clients are encouraged to review vendors.

I have been associated with GigMasters for several years and my yearly bookings have increased each year,” Hoffman added. “I look forward to 2014.”

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”.

For more information on Marc’s recordings and performances visit www.marchoffman.com, www.gigmasters.com/Artists/Marc_Hoffman or www.facebook.com/MarcHoffmanMusic. Marc’s music is available at CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes. 

About Marc Hoffman:

Marc Hoffman received a degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts and studied film composition at USC. He also attended The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England. His composition teachers have included John Corigliano, Leo Arnaud, Neil Hefti, and Sherwood Shaffer. Marc performs across the US and abroad, as a soloist and with his jazz trio. 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.

 

 

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Caroline Stephenson Joins Salisbury School of Music Teaching Staff

Posted in Press Releases, Salisbury School of Music, Uncategorized on January 14th, 2014 by Marc

caroline stephensonNew Voice and Piano Instructor

Voice and piano instructor, Caroline Stephenson has joined the teaching staff of the Salisbury School of Music, 213 S. Main Street in Salisbury, NC.

“I enjoy working with beginning and advanced students of all ages,” she says, “and look forward to discovering and cultivating their musicianship and performing skills.” Caroline is currently accepting new students.

As a teacher, Caroline strives to personalize instruction based on students’ needs, strengths, and overall expectations. Caroline has been teaching in her own studio in downtown Salisbury since 2011 and is excited to join the Salisbury School of Music. The Salisbury  School of Music Artistic Director, Marc Hoffman says, “We are delighted to have Caroline join us at the school. She brings great talent and teaching skills and is an asset to our staff.”

Caroline Stephenson holds the Bachelor’s of Music degree in Vocal Performance, Summa Cum Laude, and also the Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance, Honors, from Winthrop University where she was a Founder’s Scholar and Graduate Assistant in the Department of Music.

Currently, Caroline serves as an adjunct faculty member at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Central Piedmont Community College where she teaches Music Appreciation and American Music. Other recent teaching engagements in voice, piano, and drama include work with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Winthrop University’s ‘ST-Arts’ program, Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts, and Gray Stone Day School among others. While completing her degrees, Caroline maintained a large private studio of voice and piano students in the Fort Mill, SC area.  She has been teaching in Salisbury, NC since 2011.

Caroline also enjoys continued involvement in theatre, both as music director and performer. Most recently, she directed the musical,  Big River for the Uwharrie Players. She has received nominations in acting, choreography, and musical direction from the Metrolina Theatre Association. Favorite roles include Maria (The Sound of Music), Marian (The Music Man), Laurey (Oklahoma!), Sarah (Guys and Dolls), and Lois (Kiss Me, Kate).

Caroline is married to local artist, Mark Stephenson/ They have one son, James, who was born in 2013.

For more information on classes and scheduling at the school, visit www.salisburyschoolofmusic.com, or call 704-633-8188.

About the Salisbury School of Music:

The Salisbury School of Music offers private and group instruction in vocal and instrumental music for all ages, and classes in a variety of music topics. All classes emphasize music theory along with technique in order to develop the “whole” musician. All instructors are professional musicians and experienced teachers, most with advanced degrees in music. The studio is located on the second floor of the historic Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main Street, in Salisbury, NC 28144. For more information: www.salisburyschoolofmusic.com.

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Lake Norman Orchestra To Perform Marc Hoffman Work

Posted in Concerts, Events, Press Releases on September 8th, 2013 by Marc

NC Composer to have 2nd performance by LNO

head onlySeptember 7, 2013 (Charlotte, NC) – The Lake Norman Orchestra, under the direction of Eduardo Cedeno will perform “Homeland” by NC composer, Marc Hoffman on their Saturday, September 14th concert. The 7:30 pm concert will take place at the Williamson Chapel United Methodist Church on Brawley School Rd. in Mooresville.

The LNO previously performed “Homeland” on it’s Winter 2010 concert. The theme of the concert is Celebrating the American Spirit and will feature works by American composers.

I am honored the LNO has programmed this piece again,” Hoffman said, “and am especially grateful to the players for requesting that it be included.”

An established composer, vocalist and pianist, Marc Hoffman is known throughout North Carolina and beyond for his performances as a soloist and with his trio at festivals, corporate and private events, and other venues.

Marc’s original concert, sacred and jazz pieces have been performed across the US, and in the UK, France and The Netherlands. He recently composed the score for the comedy feature film, “40 Fears” and is currently scoring the last film project by the late animator, Tom Ray.

A children’s book, Sleep Little Child, based on an original lullaby was released by Virillion Music Publishing in 2010, and a piano instructional book, Essential Worship Keyboard was released by Emerald Books in 2008.

For more information on the Lake Norman Orchestra, go to http://lkno.wikispaces.com.

For more information on Marc Hoffman visit www.marchoffman.com.

About Marc Hoffman:

Composer/pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman received a bachelor’s degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts and studied film composition at USC. He also attended The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England. His composition teachers have 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. He lives in Salisbury with is wife, Anne, and their daughter August. For more information Marc Hoffman and his work, visit www.marchoffman.com and Marc-Hoffman-Music on Facebook.

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Marc Hoffman Returns To Ashe County Concert

Posted in Uncategorized on September 5th, 2013 by Marc

IMG_0029Jazz composer/pianist to perform at annual Civic Center concert

September 4, 2013 (WEST JEFFERSON, NC) – Composer/pianist Marc Hoffman will perform on the the Ashe County Arts Council’s “Tickling The Ivories” concert of piano music in the Ashe County Civic Center in West Jefferson, this Saturday, September 7, beginning at 7:30 PM.

Hoffman will perform several new, original jazz piano pieces on the concert. The September 7th at “Tickling The Ivories” will be Marc’s fifth year performing on the annual concert .

I look forward to this concert every year,” Hoffman said, “and I am especially grateful to Jane Lonon, executive director of the Ashe County Arts Council for asking me back this year.”

An established composer, vocalist and pianist, Marc Hoffman is known throughout North Carolina and beyond for his performances as a soloist and with his trio at festivals, corporate and private events, and other venues. On Saturday, September 14th Marc’s orchestral piece, “Homeland” will be performed by the Lake Norman Orchestra in Statesville, NC.

Marc’s original concert, sacred and jazz pieces have been performed across the US, and in the UK, France and The Netherlands. He recently composed the score for the comedy feature film, “40 Fears”. A children’s book, Sleep Little Child, based on an original lullaby was released by Virillion Music Publishing in 2010. A piano instructional book, Essential Worship Keyboard was released by Emerald Books in 2008.

Tickling The Ivories” features a diverse repertoire from professional and student pianists.

Advance tickets are available at the Ashe Arts Center or by phone: (336) 846-ARTS. Tickets will also be available at the door. Ticket prices are $12 adult and $5 students. For more information on the Arts Council, go to www.ashecountyarts.org.

The Ashe County Civic Center is located at 962 Mt. Jefferson Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694. For more information on the concerts, visit www.ashecivic.com.

For more information visit www.marchoffman.com.

About Marc Hoffman:

Composer/pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman received a bachelor’s degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts and studied film composition at USC. He also attended The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England. His composition teachers have 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. He lives in Salisbury with is wife, Anne, and their daughter August. For more information Marc Hoffman and his work, visit www.marchoffman.com and Marc-Hoffman-Music on Facebook.

Marc Hoffman Quartet To Perform at York, SC Festival

Posted in Events, Press Releases, Uncategorized on August 18th, 2013 by Marc

Jazz pianist/vocalist comes to York for Summerfest 2013

August 17, 2013 (Charlotte, NC) – Jazz pianist/composer/vocalist Marc Hoffman will perform with his quartet Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Annual Summerfest in York, SC. Joining Marc will be sax player Patrick Brown, 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 music festivals and other 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; and outside the US in the UK and The Netherlands.This quartet of seasoned players will perform Swing and Latin favorites along with originals by Hoffman.

“It’s a great to return to York after a couple of years away,” Hoffman says. “Many thanks to the festival organizers for having us and to Brice Law Firm LLC, Burkett Financial Services, Lava USA and Subway of York for sponsoring the Market Stage.

Marc’s recent Southeast performances include Ashe Civic Center in W. Jefferson, NC, and an invitation-only concert in Charleston, SC. He is currently at work scoring an animated feature written by legendary animator Tom Ray. An original jazz instrumental CD, “Curioso” was released in 2010. Recent film work includes the score for “40 Fears” for Charlotte-based Dalliance Films. Previous film work includes the score for, “The Mill” and acting as Music Supervisor for several films. He was music historian for the 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 on Marc’s recordings and performances visit: http://www.marchoffman.com. Music is available at CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Premiere At Pops At The Post Concert

Posted in Concerts, Events, In the news, Press Releases, Uncategorized on May 23rd, 2013 by Marc

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra to perform Marc Hoffman work

Composer Marc Hoffman


May 23, 2013 (Salisbury, NC) – The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and Music Director David Hagy will include a new piece by NC composer Marc Hoffman on their annual Pops at the Post Concert. The concert will take place beside the Salisbury Post in downtown Salisbury on Saturday, June 1st, beginning at 7.30 PM. After the first concert celebrating the newspaper’s centennial in 2005, the Post began sponsoring this community tradition.

Hoffman’s new work is a medley of film cues taken from a recent score for a film by NC filmmaker Will Merrick.

“Salisbury and Rowan County residents look forward to this concert every year,” Hoffman said, “and I am especially grateful to Maestro Hagy for including a piece of mine on this year’s concert.”

An established composer, jazz vocalist and pianist, Marc Hoffman is known throughout North Carolina and beyond for his performances as a soloist and with his trio at festivals, corporate and private events, and other venues. He performs frequently at Ethos in Salisbury, NC. On the same day as Pops at the Post will return to perform at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, NC for the Music in the Vineyard series.

Marc is currently at work scoring an animated feature written by legendary animator Tom Ray. Recent film work includes the score for “40 Fears” for Charlotte-based Dalliance Films. Previous film work includes scoring, “The Mill” and acting as Music Supervisor for several films. He was also music historian for the 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.

Marc’s original concert, sacred and jazz pieces have been performed across the US, and in the UK, France and The Netherlands.

For more information on Marc Hoffman visit www.marchoffman.com.

About Marc Hoffman:

Composer/pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman received a bachelor’s degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts and studied film composition at USC. He also attended The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England. His composition teachers have 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. He lives in Salisbury with is wife, Anne, and their daughter August. For more information Marc Hoffman and his work, visit www.marchoffman.com and Marc-Hoffman-Music on Facebook.

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Marc Hoffman Returns to Childress Vineyard

Posted in Concerts, Events, In the news, Press Releases on May 22nd, 2013 by Marc

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Jazz pianist/vocalist/composer on “Music in the Vineyards” series

May 22, 2013 (CHARLOTTE, NC) – Virillion Music recording artist Marc Hoffman will perform Saturday, June 1st from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, NC as part of the “Music In the Vineyards” series.

Hoffman, a NC native will include original instrumental and vocal jazz in his performance, as well as standards and pop.

“I’m really excited to be back for another performance on the “Music in the Vineyards” series,” Hoffman said. “Childress Vineyards is a beautiful and fun venue and it’s great working with their staff. The crowd is so supportive at Childress!”

Marc’s most recent CD, Curioso, is a compilation of eclectic, original jazz pieces. His inspirations for various tracks ranged from Neal Hefti to David Benoit and Jean Luc Ponty. The first airtime Curioso received was on WWOZ in New Orleans with DJ Jelly Roll Justice commenting that, “”Hefti” makes you smile with its delicate riffs and uplifting swing.” The CD has aired on radio in Italy, the UK, and all over the US.

June 1st is a busy day for Marc as the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra will premiere a new piece that evening on their annual Pops at the Post concert in downtown Salisbury, NC.

Marc is currently at work scoring an animated feature written by legendary animator Tom Ray. Recent film work includes the score for “40 Fears” for Charlotte-based Dalliance Films. Previous film work includes the score for, “The Mill” and acting as Music Supervisor for several films. He was music historian for the 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.

Childress Vineyards is located at Exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. in Lexington, NC.

Marc’s music is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby. For more info visit his website, www.marchoffman.com.

About Marc Hoffman:

Marc Hoffman received a degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts and studied film composition at USC. He also attended The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England. His composition teachers have included John Corigliano, Leo Arnaud, Neil Hefti, and Sherwood Shaffer. Marc performs across the US and abroad, as a soloist and with his jazz trio. 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.

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MARC HOFFMAN QUARTET TO PERFORM AT ROCK HILL, SC FESTIVAL

Posted in Concerts, Events, In the news, Press Releases, Uncategorized on April 4th, 2013 by Marc

Jazz pianist/vocalist returns to Rock Hill for Come See Me Festival Special 50th Year Celebration

April 3, 2012 (Rock Hill, SC) – Jazz pianist/composer/vocalist Marc Hoffman will perform with his quartet Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Glencairn Gardens in Rock Hill, SC as part of the 50th Annual Come See Me Festival. Joining Marc will be sax player Patrick Brown, 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 music festivals and other 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; and outside the US in the UK and The Netherlands.

In keeping with the 50th year theme for this year’s Come See Me Festival, Marc and the quartet will perform jazz from the early 1960s exclusively. “The 1950s and ’60s comprise one of the most significant eras of jazz,” Hoffman says, “and specifically latin jazz from artists and composers such as Jobim and Gilberto. It’s great fun performing jazz from this era both as a singer and a pianist.”

“It’s a treat to return to Rock Hill,” Hoffman says. “Many thanks to the festival organizers for inviting us and to SCBT for the sponsorship.”

(This performance is sponsored by Sponsored by South Carolina Bank & Trust of the Piedmont.)

Marc’s recent Southeast performances include Ashe Civic Center in W. Jefferson, NC, and an invitation-only concert in Charleston, SC. He is currently at work scoring an animated feature written by legendary animator Tom Ray. An original jazz instrumental CD, “Curioso” was released in 2010. Recent film work includes the score for “40 Fears” for Charlotte-based Dalliance Films. Previous film work includes the score for, “The Mill” and acting as Music Supervisor for several films. He was music historian for the 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 on Marc’s recordings and performances visit: . Music is available at CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes.

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

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