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Pianist/Vocalist at Founder's Hall
(Published: August 10, 2011)



August 10, 2011 (CHARLOTTE, NC) _- Virillon Music recording artist Marc Hoffman returns to Founder's Hall on Friday, August 12, when he performs during the Friday Acoustic Concert Series from noon to 2 p.m.

Hoffman, a composer, pianist and vocalist, has been performing at Founder's Hall since 2004. Along with original jazz compositions, both instrumental and vocal, his upcoming solo performance will include his own arrangements of standards, ballads and pop tunes.

Gary Dalkin, editor of Film Music on the Web, has described Hoffman's original music as "somewhere between the contemporary approach of Windham Hill with a nod in the direction of Aaron Copland...Marc Hoffman may just be too talented for his own good. Hoffman's gifts range from contemporary classical and film composer to jazz singer-songwriter."

In 2010, Hoffman released his all-original CD "Curioso" to critical acclaim. Previous CDs include "Christmas Time" (2006), a jazz-flavored CD with new tunes and new arrangements of traditional music; "Long Way Home" (2003), He is currently recording two new CDs, one instrumental and one vocal with his trio.

Hoffman's upcoming solo show is free and open to the public. Founder's Hall is located at 100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28255, at the Bank of America Corporate Center.

About Marc Hoffman: Composer/pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman received his 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 David Ott, 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 his wife, Anne, and their daughter August.

Contacts: Marc Hoffman, Virillion Music, 704-640-6564, marc@marchoffman.com;
Anne Cote (Marble Arch PR), publicist, 704-450-8739, pr@marchoffman.com

More Information: http://www.marchoffman.com

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