Mark Knox’s music has been covered by Norman Conners, Grover Washington Jr., Gerald Veasley, Bob Thompson, and others. He’s been involved in world-class productions including Motown, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Heads Up International Records. Mark's compositions appear in TV commercials, films, CD albums, and corporate events and campaigns. As a composer, arranger, keyboardist, producer, and audio engineer, his unique perspective on "both sides of the glass" is evident in his Jazz, Funk, Pop, Cinematic, Orchestral, and World 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.
It could be a party, a celebration, a wedding or just playing for fun. Traditional Afghan instruments and melodies combined for a fun frolic from the Middle East. A great track if your project calls for a Middle Eastern flavor. Varied mixes with and without flute. Instrumental, World Fusion, Mid-East World Fusion
Composed specifically as an open theme along the lines of “Survivor” or “Amazing Race.” Can also be used for any situation calling for an earthy, outback atmosphere. Think “Crocodile Dundee” or “Romancing the Stone.” Exotic flavor of Africa, Australia, New Zealand or any other remote wilderness. Instrumental, Action, Thriller Tribal
African dance meets Irish jig. A fun and rhythmic fusion of two dissimilar cultures that when put together like this, creates a musical romp that totally works. A perfect musical theme or bed that calls for a comedic twist on dancing, playing, animals, kids, food or any other light-hearted fun. Instrumental, World Fusion, African World Fusion
A log drum starts the rhythm as the rest of the forest joins in with bass flute, bass guitar, soprano sax & an elegant woodsy symphony of percussion. Great for deep forest nature theme, travel montage. With a warm lush undertone, New Age romance, jazzy upbeat playful and fun. Rhythmic exciting jazzy, Instrumental, World Fusion, African World Fusion
A bouncy Bollywood-style instrumental with an upbeat and gleeful melody. Indian instruments with an electric rhythm section and soprano sax. Great track for a celebration, party, Hindi song-and-dance number or commercial for Indian products. Thayohur means ‘celebration through dance. ’, Vocal Pads, Indian, Bollywood
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