The Marc Hoffman Trio Performs One-Hit Wonders

 

The Salisbury-based recording artist returns to The Blue Vine

Recording artist Marc Hoffman

 

November 26, 2010 (CHARLOTTE, NC) — The Marc Hoffman Trio will return to The Blue Vine in downtown Salisbury for another “Blast From the Past Evening” of tunes primarily by bands that became known primarily for one song on Saturday, November 27, from 9 to 11:30 p.m. There is no cover charge.

 

Recording artist Marc Hoffman and his trio have prepared a play list full of “one hit wonders” for the Saturday night performance as well as other favorites. The trio includes Terry Peoples on bass and Chris Garges on drums.

 

“It’s always fun to play close to home at The Blue Vine,” Hoffman said. “It’s an opportunity to perform a lot of music I don’t get to do anywhere else.” Great crowds, too!”

 

As a composer, pianist and vocalist, Hoffman regularly performs a repertoire of original jazz and his own arrangements of standards, ballads, and pop in clubs, concerts, jazz festivals and other public and private events. He often performs with his trio, but he also works as a soloist.

 

Hoffman and bassist Sean Tarleton performed Beatles hits at The Blue Vine in August. More recently, Hoffman joined his old band, the once-popular “Fahrenheit,” for a reunion concert of Classic Rock cover tunes at The Blue Vine.

 

For more information on Marc Hoffman, visit www.marchoffman.com.

 

For more information on The Blue Vine Wine Shop & Wine Bar, go to www.thebluevine.com.

 

 

About Marc Hoffman:

 

Virillion Music recently released Curioso, Marc Hoffman’s third CD that features an eclectic blend of all-original jazz. Curioso followed Long Way Home, a CD of piano music that blends jazz, easy listening and Hoffman’s unique style of composition and performance; and his jazz-flavored Christmas Time collection of original tunes and new arrangements of traditional seasonal standards. A composer, pianist and vocalist, 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.

Summer Band Jam To Perform In Downtown Salisbury

Music students participate in the town’s Summer Night Out event.

: L-R: Kevin Aitken, Miles Cloninger and Willow Beeker of the SSM Summer Band Jam

August 2, 2010 (SALISBURY, NC) — The Salisbury School of Music’s Summer Band Jam group will performing during downtown Salisbury’s “Summer Night Out” on Friday, August 6th, in front of the historic Meroney Theatre, 213 South Main Street. Performances will be at 7:00 and 8:00 PM. A special guest, SSM voice and theory student McClain Miles, will be singing during the break between the band performances.

Summer Band Jam musicians include: Willow Beeker, vocals; Kevin Aitken, lead guitar; Miles Cloninger, rhythm guitar; Salisbury School of Music instructor Patrick Reaves, bass guitar; and faculty instructor Hayes Smith, drums.

The students have been improving their musical skills at the school this summer as they have been learning how to play with other musicians. With the help of instructors who are all professional musicians — including the school’s artistic director Marc Hoffman — they’ve worked on stage presence, harmonizing, arranging and other keys to becoming a good band member.

“This group had done a tremendous job these past two months,” Hoffman said. “Their enthusiasm for and growth as musicians has been amazing. Thanks to the success of the Summer Band Jam the SSM will be adding the program once weekly on a year-round basis.”

The Summer Band Jam students and faculty performed together for the first time on Friday, July 16, also in front of the Meroney Theatre where the Salisbury School of Music is located.

Salisbury’s Summer Night Out will take place from 5-9 p.m. throughout the downtown business district. Other events include several musical performances, such as The Brubakers on East Fisher Street, face painting, free trolley rides, and a variety of specials and refreshments at downtown businesses that will stay open late for the event. For more details and the schedule of performances, visit www.downtownsalisburync.com.

For more information on the Salisbury School of Music, visit www.salisburyschoolofmusic.com.

About the Salisbury School of Music:

The Salisbury School of Music offers private and group instruction in vocal and instrumental music for all ages, and classes in a variety of music topics. All classes emphasize music theory along with technique in order to develop the “whole” musician. SSM instructors are professional musicians and experienced teachers, most with advanced degrees in music. SSM also encourages student teachers and usually places them with beginning students. For more information: www.salisburyschoolofmusic.com or call Marc Hoffman at 704-633-8188.

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 www.thebluevine.com.

For more information on Marc Hoffman, visit www.marchoffman.com.

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 www.marchoffman.com and www.myspace.com/marchoffman. He is also available on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) and on Facebook under Marc Hoffman Music.

Salisbury School of Music Announces “Summer Band Jam

Summer session teaches young musicians how to be part of a band. 


May 24, 2010 (SALISBURY, NC) – The Salisbury School of Music has announced its “Summer Band Jam,” an eight-week session designed to help young musicians learn how to start a band, become part of a band, and increase their own musical skills.

Instructed by the school’s artistic director Marc Hoffman (keyboards, vocals) with Patrick Reaves (guitar and bass), Summer Band Jam will be held from June 15 to August 13 with sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays. Student musicians eligible to attend are rising 9th-12th grade drummers, bass players, guitarists, keyboardists and vocalists.

“Summer Band Jam is an excellent opportunity for young musicians not only to increase their skills but also to learn how to start a band or become part of a band,” said Hoffman, a recording artist who frequently performs with his own trio and quartet in and around the Charlotte area. “We’ll work on vocal harmony, stage presence, arranging, volume, tuning, songwriting, cover tunes, and many other topics.”

Marc Hoffman, artistic director, Salisbury School of Music

Participating students will also get the chance to perform live during “Night On The Town” in downtown Salisbury on July 23 and at other performance venues to be scheduled.

The summer program covers a wide variety of music styles, Hoffman noted, and includes field trips as well as a summer pool party.

Summer Band Jam will be held in the Salisbury School of Music located on the second floor of the historic Meroney Theater at 213 South Main Street.

Tuesday sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday sessions will take place from 2-4 p.m. Space is limited so early registration is advised.

The cost for Summer Band Jam is $75 per month for current students at the Salisbury School of Music or $85 non-students.

For more information, call Marc Hoffman at 704-633-8188 or email: marc@marchofflman.com.

For more information on the Salisbury School of Music, visit www.salisburyschoolofmusic.com.

About the Salisbury School of Music:

The Salisbury School of Music offers private and group instruction in vocal and instrumental music for all ages, and classes in a variety of music topics. All classes emphasize music theory along with technique in order to develop the “whole” musician. Our instructors are professional musicians and experienced teachers, most with advanced degrees in music. We also encourage student teachers and usually place them with beginning students. For more information: www.salisburyschoolofmusic.com. The School is also available on Facebook.

Student String Ensemble Ends Years With Final Performance

Salisbury School of Music students demonstrate their talent in concert.

May 25, 2010 (SALISBURY, NC) – Students in the Salisbury School of Music’s After School String Ensemble presented their final, year-end performance on Friday, May 21, at Mooresville Christian Academy in Morrisville, under the direction of recording artist/violinist Frank Albert.

Students in the After School String Ensemble ranges from third to fifth graders and includes Kassidy Jones, Anna Blume, Abby Blume, Mason Sides, Karly Estabrook, Reagan Page, Taylor Maudlin and Sarah Ford.

Song selections for the year-end performance were: “Buckeye Salute” “Can Can,” “Ode To Joy,” “Fiddler’s Frolic,” “Largo” from the New World Symphony, and “Eye of the Tiger.”

“I was so impressed with the tremendous progress these kids made this year,” said Marc Hoffman, artistic director for the Salisbury School of Music. ”Mr. Albert and all of his students have done a wonderful job.”

Frank Albert is a veteran musician, teacher, recording artist and violinist with the Salisbury Symphony, music director at Mooresville Christian Academy, and he teaches the Symphony’s after-school strings program. He brings 15 years of teaching experience to the Salisbury School of Music.

For more information on Frank Albert, go to www.salisburyschoolofmusic.com/stafffrankalbert.html.

For more information on all of the classes and staff at the Salisbury School of Music, visit www.salisburyschoolofmusic.com.

About the Salisbury School of Music:

The Salisbury School of Music offers private and group instruction in vocal and instrumental music for all ages, and classes in a variety of music topics. All classes emphasize music theory along with technique in order to develop the “whole” musician. Our instructors are professional musicians and experienced teachers, most with advanced degrees in music. We also encourage student teachers and usually place them with beginning students. For more information: www.salisburyschoolofmusic.com. The School is also available on Facebook.