Marc Hoffman began pursuing his passion for jazz in the early 1990s after establishing himself as a composer and performer of film, theatre, pop, classical and gospel music. As a pianist and vocalist, Marc performs over 150 dates a year with a repertoire of original jazz and his own arrangements of standards, ballads, and pop. He most often performs with his trio, but works as a soloist and with other ensembles as well, at concerts, festivals, clubs, and other public and private events. Marc’s music has been performed across the US and in the UK and Europe by orchestras, other ensembles and soloists.
Marc Hoffman was born in Salisbury, NC, received a degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and completed additional study in film composition at the University of Southern California. He also studied at The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England. His composition teachers included David Ott, Leo Arnaud, Neil Hefti, and Sherwood Shaffer. He is a member of BMI and the American Composer’s Forum.
Marc’s original instrumental recordings include Late September & Curioso (jazz ensemble), Long Way Home (solo piano), and the feature-length film score, Astral Force.
Vocal recordings include Christmas Time, I Will, and Dream of God, and Always Waiting.
Marc’s film work includes theme and underscore for the TV series, Scienstars (2017) an original score for 40 Fears for Dalliance Films (2014). Previous film credits include scoring The Mill (2008) and music historian for the 1985 film, Revolution (1986). In addition, Marc has been music supervisor for several films.
Virillion Music Publishing released Marc’s first children’s book, “Sleep, Little Child” with accompanying CD entitled and based on an original lullaby. Marc’s instructional book and companion DVD, “Essential Worship Keyboard” was released by Emerald Books. Marc looks forward to meeting new students for piano, voice, and ukulele.