Born: April 16, 1961
Marc Hoffman, a native of North Carolina, received a degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and did additional study in film composition at the University of Southern California. He also studied at The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England with composer-in-residence Harrison Birtwhistle. His composition teachers have included Sherwood Shaffer, David Ott, Leo Arnaud, and Neil Hefti. He is a member of BMI, the American Composer's Forum, and the National Association for Music Education.
After establishing himself as a composer of film, theatre, pop, and gospel music, Marc began pursuing his passion for jazz in the early 1990s. As a pianist and vocalist Marc performs over 75 dates a year with a repertoire of original jazz and his own arrangements of standards, ballads, and pop. He most often performs with his trio including Terry Peoples on bass and Gray Fallin on drums, but works as a soloist and with other ensembles as well at concerts, festivals, and other public and private events....