After establishing himself as a composer and performer of film, theatre, pop, and gospel music, Marc Hoffman began pursuing his passion for jazz in the early 1990s. As a pianist and vocalist, Hoffman performs over 90 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, but works as a soloist and with other ensembles as well, at concerts, festivals, clubs, and other public and private events. Marc’s music has been performed across the US and in the UK and Europe by orchestras, other ensembles and soloists.
Marc Hoffman was born in Salisbury, NC, received a degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and completed additional study in film composition at the University of Southern California. He has studied at The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England. His composition teachers have included David Ott, Leo Arnaud, Neil Hefti, and Sherwood Shaffer. He is a member of BMI and the American Composer’s Forum. Marc is also founder and artistic director of the Salisbury School of Music.
Hoffman’s original instrumental recordings include the newly released Late September—a collection of new pieces featuring jazz trio with guests Tim Gordon on flute and Jon Thornton of trumpet, Curioso—eclectic jazz with Tim Gordon on sax, Grammy nominee John Sharp on guitar, Terry Peoples and Nathan Scott on bass, and Gray Fallin (The Brubakers), Mike Lanier and Ryan Scott on drums and percussion, and Long Way Home—new piano music blending jazz, and light classical.
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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
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
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
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!”
...the Hollywood impressions of Marc Hoffman's Third Age
made some pieces on the program seem stale and
- review of The Third Age
Marc Hoffman: Curioso: Virillion VM0416-5
Review: Gary Dalkin
North Carolina based musician, composer, songwriter Marc
Hoffman may just
be too talented for his
Willing to teach
Private teacher for over 20 years. Artistic Director of the
Salisbury School of
Music in NC. Teaches Tue. -
Thur. afternoons when not on the road.
"Music Is..." is a fast-paced one hour talk/presentation
music form to the form of a
three minute "pop" song.
Presentation "On Film Music" is a brief history of film music and
of the art form. Marc is a
featured performer and speaker at seminars and conventions
throughout the US.