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Marc Hoffman Quartet To Perform at York, SC Festival
(Published: August 18, 2013)

Jazz pianist/vocalist comes to York for Summerfest 2013

August 17, 2013 (Charlotte, NC) - Jazz pianist/composer/vocalist Marc Hoffman will perform with his quartet Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Annual Summerfest in York, SC. 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.

This quartet of seasoned players will perform Swing and Latin favorites along with originals by Hoffman.

"It's a great to return to York after a couple of years," Hoffman says. "Many thanks to the festival organizers for having us and to Brice Law Firm LLC, Burkett Financial Services, Lava USA and Subway of York for sponsoring the Market Stage.

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: http://www.marchoffman.com. 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


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

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