Marc Hoffman Trio To Perform For Final “Friday Night Out”

Jazz and pop favorites are on the playlist

Marc Hoffman

October 3, 2010 (SALISBURY, NC) – The Marc Hoffman Trio, led by composer/recording artist Marc Hoffman, will perform for the last Friday Night Out family festival in downtown Salisbury this year on Friday, October 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

With Terry Peoples on bass and Chris Garges on drums, the trio will serve up many songs from Hoffman’s new all-original jazz CD, Curioso, as well as other jazz and pop favorites.

This show follows Hoffman’s performance on October 1 at the City Club of Rock Hill during the sixth annual Old Time Blues & Jazz Festival in Rock Hill, SC.

Curioso features several tracks that were inspired by other jazz musician’s work. “Hefti” channels the light, lyrical work of Hoffman’s former composition professor, the late Neal Hefti. “Pontified” is Hoffman’s take on the late ‘70s music of Jean-Luc Ponty. “Introspective” is reminiscent of David Benoit’s smooth jazz. And Vince Guaraldi’s influence is apparent on the title tune, “Curioso.”

Virillion Music released the CD this summer. Tracks can be heard on Marc Hoffman’s website,, and at CDBaby, Amazon, and iTunes.

Friday Night Out is a free family event featuring music, food, free trolley rides, the Ghost Walk and other entertainment, as well as late-night shopping throughout downtown Salisbury. Fun for kids includes inflatables, face painting, and more.

Downtown Salisbury, Inc., sponsors Friday Night Out events each first Friday from April through October. “Many thanks to Betz McKeown and Downtown Salisbury for asking us back this year,” Hoffman said.

For more information on Marc Hoffman, visit

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 John Corigliano, Leo Arnaud, Neil Hefti, and Sherwood Shafffer. 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 is wife, Anne, and their daughter August. For more information Marc Hoffman and his work, visit and He is also available on Facebook under Marc Hoffman Music.

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