Jazz Pianist/Vocalist Marc Hoffman On Tour In NC & SC


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Charlotte, NC – Composer, jazz pianist, and vocalist, Marc Hoffman will perform five dates in NC and SC beginning Tue May 5th. Venues will include Oak Park in Salisbury, NC, Charleston Pour House in Charleston, SC, McKimmon Center on the NCSU campus in Raleigh, NC, Murphy's Pub in Boone, NC and Market On Main in Hickory, NC. Two performances Charleston Pour House and Murphy's Pub will be with NC based jam band, Wavy Train. Marc will perform six additional shows in May in NC and SC

Marc performs 100+ concerts and other events each year as a soloist and with is trio. In addition to writing commissioned concert pieces and jazz for solo and trio, Marc has scored several films and has been Music Supervisor for several others. He was music historian for the film “Revolution”. Also an author, Marc released a picture book in 2010, Sleep, Little Child published by Virillion Music Publishing, and a piano instructional book published by Emerald Books.

Marc’s music is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby.

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.

What the press say

DJ Jelly Roll Justice of WWOZ-FM in New Orleans: “Hefti makes you smile with its delicate riffs and uplifting swing.”

Dionne Maldonado, “Cool Ambiance,” WFSS-FM ”I loved this CD — every track! I’m overjoyed to include Curioso and to front sell Marc as one of North Carolina’s artists to look out for in 2011. He’s right up there with Tom Grant.”

Gary Dalkin, Film Music on the Web: “Hoffman brings a light, fluid grace to his eloquent improvisations, the tone largely optimistic though shot through with an enquiring spirit which adds an intriguing melodic quirk to the disc.”...”A couple more discs like this, and his infectious, melodic writing and polished musicianship will surely start to win him a serious following.” - review of Curioso

”Hoffman proves you can go home again...nine original piano pieces in a style that might be described as somewhere between the contemporary approach of Windham Hill with a nod in the direction of Aaron Copland...” - review of Long Way Home

Preston Ryback, Shore Club Studios, Vancouver: ”Hefti is one of those great tunes that is instantly recognizable within 2-4 notes (of the opening lick) — no easy achievement, and very satisfying!”

London Guardian: ”...the Hollywood impressions of Marc Hoffman's “Third Age” made some pieces on the program seem stale and derivative.” - review of The Third Age

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