Marc Hoffman Quartet to Perform at Rock Hill, SC Festival

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

Charlotte, NC, April 06, 2013 --( 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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