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Marc Hoffman Joins "Tickling The Ivories" Concert

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Jazz recording artist will perform during an evening of piano music

(WEST JEFFERSON, NC)—Composer/pianist Marc Hoffman will perform all-original jazz pieces during the Ashe County Arts Council's “Tickling The Ivories" concert of piano music in the Ashe County Civic Center in West Jefferson, Saturday, September 11, beginning at 7.30 PM.

Hoffman will perform “Curioso" from his new all-jazz CD Curioso, another jazz instrumental from his upcoming release Late September, and a special piece he has written just for this concert.

Marc Hoffman is well known throughout Western North Carolina for his frequent live solo, duo, trio and quartet performances in various venues and as the artistic director of the Salisbury School of Music in Salisbury, NC. He has participated in both the Hearst Plaza and Founders Hall summer concert series in uptown Charlotte all summer and is a featured artist at the Matthews Alive Festival in Matthews, NC.

The September 11 concert will mark his third year in the “Tickling The Ivories" concert in West Jefferson, where his family maintains a vacation home.

“I'm very grateful to Jane Lonon for including me again this year," Hoffman said. Lonon is executive director of the Ashe County Arts Council. “The concert is a wonderful opportunity to try out a new piece."

“Tickling The Ivories" will feature a diverse repertoire with selections ranging from Mozart to contemporary jazz and show tunes. The concert will also include duets and four-hand selections as well as solo performances.

Advance tickets are available at the Ashe Arts Center or by phone: 336-846-ARTS. Tickets will also be available at the door. Ticket prices are $12 adult and $5 students. For more information on the Arts Council, go to ashecountyarts.org.

The Ashe County Civic Center is located at 962 Mt. Jefferson Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694. For more information, visit ashecivic.com.

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 marchoffman.com and myspace.com/marchoffman. He is also available on Facebook under Marc Hoffman Music.

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