Seventies Hits Headline Summer Evening at The Blue Vine

Marc Hoffman

Marc Hoffman and Sean Tarleton bring blasts from the past to downtown Salisbury

June 5, 2010 (SALISBURY, NC) – Billy Joel, Elton John, Steely Dan and Todd Rundgren will provide some of the inspiration for an evening of live music in downtown Salisbury when the Marc Hoffman Duo performs at The Blue Vine on Friday, June 11, from 9-11:30 p.m.

Singer/composer/pianist Marc Hoffman and bassist Sean Tarleton have prepared a playlist for the evening’s performance that “you just don’t hear that often,” Hoffman said. “I love to perform these ‘70s songs, so it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

As a pianist and vocalist, Hoffman, a Salisbury native, regularly performs a repertoire of original jazz and his own arrangements of standards, ballads, and pop – including ‘70s hits. He often performs with his trio, which includes Terry Peoples on bass and Brian Sullivan on drums, but works as a soloist and with other ensembles as well at concerts, festivals, and other public and private events. He and Tarleton performed Motown and jazz together at The Blue Vine in April.

Bassist Sean Tarleton

Hoffman’s appearance at The Blue Vine precedes the impending release of his CD “Curioso,” a remixed and remastered compilation of original jazz tunes for Virillion Music.

Sean Tarleton has appeared and recorded with a long list of entertainers that includes jazz artists Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabackin, Robert Conti, Nat Adderly, Randy Brecker, Gary Starling, Phil Woods, Les DeMerle, Bunky Green, the alternative rock trio Dear John, and actor Mickey Rooney.

The Blue Vine Wine Shop & Wine Bar is located at 209 S. Main Street, Salisbury. For more information, visit

For more information on Marc Hoffman, visit

About Marc Hoffman:

Recording artist 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 Shafffer. A member of BMI and the American Composer’s Forum, he is founder and artistic director of the Salisbury School of Music. For more information, visit and He is also available on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) and on Facebook under Marc Hoffman Music.

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