Mark Knox’s music has been covered by Norman Conners, Grover Washington Jr., Bob Thompson, Gerald Veasley and others. He’s been involved in such world-class associations as The Philadelphia Orchestra, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Kang & Lee Advertising, Clear Channel, and Carsey-Werner. Mark's compositions appear in many commercials, films, CD's, and corporate campaigns. As a composer, arranger, keyboardist, producer, and audio engineer, his unique perspective on "both sides of the glass" is evident in his remarkably diverse music.
On the other side of that glass, Mark was the recording engineer on two Grammy-nominated albums and has produced TV and radio commercials for Coca-Cola, Budget, Ford, Kia, Comcast, and Yuengling Bros. Brewery. He has mixed and mastered over 100 various CD's for many well-known recording artists.
Mark has been involved with well-known projects and organizations, including “Standing in the Shadows of Motown,” “You Bet Your Life with Bill Cosby,” The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philly Pops, The Opera Company of Philadelphia, "The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys," and many other high-profile productions, publications and events.
Mark's CD of original compositions entitled "Places" was released world-wide in 2006 and garnered many positive reviews from Jazz critics. As Keyboardist, Composer and Co-Producer, Mark has appeared on 9 of Gerald Veasley's CD releases. As an established arranger, MIDI programer, and virtual orchestra arranger, his realistic acoustic and orchestral arrangements stand out in his various works as well as other artists projects including composing and arranging a "virtual pit orchestra" for several theater companies.
Lush music for the lush life. A jazzy rendition of bar hopping that is reminiscent of the score from “Taxi Driver” with a beautifully-played tenor sax, rhythm section and strings. A perfect atmospheric underscore for an urban night life scenario like a New York or Paris bar or club scene. Instrumental, Jazz, Cool Jazz
The style of music we love to hate... the schmaltzy, white bread music of the extremely ‘non-offensive’ kind that is heard in elevators, department stores, supermarkets and family restaurants. Perfect for a TV or movie scene or parody that calls for this type of generic background music. Instrumental, Comedy, Parody Music
Loud and in your face, this 80s style jazz-rock-fusion track features some amazing guitar work along with electric bass, synth and a Simmons electronic drum set played in real-time. The result is a high-energy track with lots of musical acrobatics. Edit track is minus the solos. Instrumental, Jazz, Nu Jazz
A kickin’ horn and rhythm section dominates this funky track with a Jazzy Latin flavor. An assortment of mixes can be used for a commercial, theme or just a kick-butt track for any hip and high energy situation from a Latin-Jazz band in a Miami club to an underscore for a night out on the town. Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Jazz
A bouncy, Brazilian flavored ensemble track with flute and muted trumpet playing the melody. A very happy and positive feeling with an infectious melody and lots of Latin percussion. Perfect track for an opening theme, commercial music bed or stand-along tune. 70s – 80s smooth jazz fusion. Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Jazz
A jazzy and swinging piece with nice trumpet and sax performances. Reminiscent of the Coltrane, Miles & McCoy collaborations. Cool and classy jazz that says quality and top-shelf. Can also be used for the live or recorded background music in a jazz club scene. Instrumental, Jazz, Nu Jazz
Old school bluesy/jazzy tune that takes you back to the days of the jazz club with a Hammond B3 organ and Leslie speaker cabinet on the stage. An added mellow clarinet section creates the Harlem sound from the 1930s. Great for an underscore that calls for an African-American blues or jazz feel. Instrumental, Jazz, Cabaret
A 7-piece Latin jazz band does a tune with lots of rhythm including congas and timbales. If you’re looking for a jazzy Latin flavor, this is it. See also “Funky Latin Jazz.”, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Jazz
A cheerful and jazzy melody in the style of Johnny Costa and his quartet who played the wonderful music on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The light and swinging melody is also perfect as an underscore for a cooking show, travel segment or any other educational presentation. The full mix features solos. Instrumental, Jazz, Novelty Jazz
An old-school swinging jazzy track that tells the story of the Philly Jazz scene in the late 1970s. Driving swing that changes to a funky mid-section and back again. Reminiscent of the musical style of that time and place. Perfectly timed for a 60 second spot. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Ensembles
Smooth and dreamy, this track is the perfect underscore. A sweet romance brewing. Urban night, dancing, making love. Soprano sax, muted trumpet and ethnic-sounding rhythm create an "other place" atmosphere making it a great for travel, food or documentary. Background music, holiday, exotic, alluring, Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
A bouncy, funky Latin-flavored song with a drum loop under real players including vibes, trumpet, bass and electric piano. Perfect for a visual showing people celebrating or enjoying food and drink. Would also be a great all-around music bed or theme. The full edit is the complete song with solos. Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Jazz
A smooth and sultry R&B instrumental with a skillful tenor sax that's soulful, jazzy & sensual. A perfect fit for a love scene, romantic evening or a commercial for smooth & silky lingerie or satin sheets. 12/8 love ballad time signature. Lush sentimental loving & gentle kisses. Instrumental, RnB, Smooth Soul
A hip, cool, Miles-like, atmospheric piece with an electronic rhythm under real muted trumpet and bass. Perfect underscore for an urban setting where the characters are snooping or searching. Laid back, exciting and edgy. Crime in progress, Vegas, South Beach, limo cruising, private eye, drug deals. Instrumental, Jazz, Nu Jazz
A swinging, jazzy composition that just makes you want to tap your foot. This is what jazz musicians love to play when just “sittin’ ‘round.” But, you would also hear this “sittin’ ‘round” the jazz club. The 60 second mix is perfect for a commercial spot that calls for a jazzy, swinging music bed. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Ensembles
Smooth jazz instrumental with a flowing melody and funky rhythm section. Can be either a background music bed or an up-front jazz tune. Also a great party song. Muted trumpet and sax accompany the piano's memorable melody. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
A fun, funky, driving track with an 80’s house groove that makes you tap your foot and bob your head. A deep house rhythm under incredibly funky clavinet, synth pads and horn section. This will take you back to when instrumental dance music was FUN. A perfect get-down funky party-theme track. Instrumental, Jazz, Jazz-Funk
As the title suggests, a driving and grinding big band theme reminiscent of the old style 1920's and 1930's American Burlesque shows. A great music cue for a scene of that period or for a parody comedy scene. Also a funny commercial showing something being "taken off." Pole dancing, flirty fun sweet, Instrumental, Jazz, Burlesque Jazz
Bouncy and happy with a Latin/Caribbean flavor. Percussive and rhythmic, making it a perfect commercial spot or underscore for any positive visuals or theme. A memorable melody that stays in your head long after hearing it. Also can be used for a corporate theme or walk-up stinger. Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Jazz
A modern Big Band Jazz piece that shuffles and swings with a hard-hitting melody and rhythm featuring tenor sax, piano and trumpet solos. Great for a jazzy underscore or a movie scene with a big band. Could also be a theme song for a hip, jazzy open. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Big Band