Marc Hoffman Brings Original Jazz To Hearst Tower Plaza

Marc Hoffman © Jon Taylor

July 31, 2010 (CHARLOTTE, NC) – In association with the recent release of his new CD Curioso, recording artist Marc Hoffman of Salisbury will perform a solo piano instrumental concert at Hearst Tower Plaza in Charlotte on Thursday, August 5, from noon until 2 p.m., that will include tunes from the CD.

Curioso represents a wide variety of jazz styles, some of which were inspired by other musicians’ work. The song “Hefti,” for example, channels the light, lyrical work of Neal Hefti. “Pontified” is Hoffman’s take on the late ‘70s music of Jean-Luc Ponty. “Introspective” is smooth jazz reminiscent of David Benoit. And the Vince Guaraldi influence is apparent on the title tract, “Curioso.”

This will be Hoffman’s second performance in the Hearst Plaza Concert Series. The concert is free and open to the public.

Tracks from the CD can be heard on Marc Hoffman’s website, and on iTunes, All About, and

The Hearst Tower Plaza is an outdoor plaza lined with restaurants, shops, galleries and landscaped planters. The 32-floor tower rests atop a 15-floor podium that contains the building lobby.

For more information on Marc Hoffman, visit

For more information on the Hearst Tower Summer Music Series, go to and click on “building events.”

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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