October 19, 2010 (CHARLOTTE, NC) – For the third year, the Marc Hoffman Trio will provide entertainment for Historic Charlotte, Inc.’s Annual Preservation Awards event, to be held this year on Thursday, October 21, from 6:30-10:30 p.m., in the new Mint Museum Uptown.
Led by composer/pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman, the trio will include Terry Peoples on bass and Bill Scott on drums.
The event, now in its tenth year, is entitled “Blast for the Past.” Hoffman will perform tunes from Curioso, his new eclectic, all-original jazz CD released by Virillion Music, as well as other standards.
“Even though we’ve played for the Preservation Awards event before, this will be our first gig in the new Mint,” Hoffman said. “We’re really looking forward to it.”
The grand opening for the new Mint Museum Uptown, located at 500 South Tryon Street, was held on October 14.
Hoffman, a resident of nearby Salisbury, frequently performs solo gigs in Uptown Charlotte for the concert series at Founder’s Hall and the Hearst Plaza. He also performs in clubs, concerts, festivals and other public and private events with his trio or quartet. He recently headlined an event during the Old Town Blues & Jazz Festival in Rock Hill, SC. For more information on Marc Hoffman’s music, visit www.marchoffman.com.
Historic Charlotte, Inc. has been promoting history and preservation in the Greater Charlotte region since 1991. Tickets to the 10th Annual Blast for the Past Preservation Awards event are $70 for members and $75 for non-members. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://www.historiccharlotte.org/events.
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 www.marchoffman.com and www.myspace.com/marchoffman. He is also available on Facebook under Marc Hoffman Music.