"What really impresses me about Keith Marks is that not only does he perform well but he is very professional, punctual and fun to have on campus.  With the number of music groups available, Keith Marks is one of the most dependable ones on the University scene. This is essential for successful programming on tight budgets.  The major campus programmer will definitely have a successful activity with Keith Marks as the headliner. We at Salisbury State University consider him to be part of the University family."
                                                                                                           Salisbury State University

It gives us great pleasure to provide this letter of reference for you and to share with others what a fantastic musician you are -- plus what a joy it was to work with you... From the welcoming remarks of our College President and the Vice President of  Berkeley's International Division to the engaging conversations and discussions we all shared, the Spring event was a time for us all to relax and enjoy each other's company... However, setting the right tone and ambience was such a critical part to the success of this event... and it was your beautiful jazz music that absolutely set the stage for this and made it such a uniquely, wonderful day.  I'm certainly not alone in this sentiment as dozens of students, staff, and faculty approached me during the event to say how much they enjoyed your jazz flutist music and the selections you chose.  So again, many thanks to your fantastic contribution to this Spring Luncheon but also for being the consumate professional -- so attentive, focused, and collaborative!

                                                                                                   Berkeley College, New York City

A consummate musician and passionate guardian of the flute, Keith Marks’ performance at the Count Basie 365 Cultural Series in Red Bank was an excursion of melodies that romanced the audience.  They fell in love with his exceptional musical pedigree. His soulful exploration through the annals of jazz and funk is above the fray of just playing music.  His scholarly knowledge of music and having studied under and played with some of the greatest musicians to have ever lived, gives this “Pied Piper” permission to play at a sophisticated level of expertise. What he delivers is pure joy.

                                                                                                    Frank Talk Multimedia Network

Keith Marks is the 1 that I am 110% happy that I brought to campus. He was flexible in cost; as well as was punctual, professional, and aware of his audience’s needs. Not to mention the music was AWESOME with very minimal set up. Ever since our February 25th engagement, I have heard nothing but good things about the experience of Keith and his band. The Faculty and Staff loved the sounds and the attention to detail exemplified by these men. They were exceptional and since our engagement we have booked Keith for one more program and will book him again for our Family Weekend in the Fall should his calendar be open. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Marks for any event or program involving music.

                                                                                                                        Lehigh University

I am writing to let you know that the students thoroughly enjoyed your performance at the University. Your performance was a great way to kick off the entertainment series. To be able to keep the attention of a standing room only crowd of students says a lot about a musician. You are very professional and so is your band.

                                                                                                                 Bowie State University

One of his best shows was when he came with a broken hand.  The show turned out to be an amazing event, and he brought the house “park” down. I’ve since hired Keith for several other engagements, and Keith will forever be a jazz artist great, not only to me, but to Asbury Park’s collective communities.

                                                                                                                        DLP PRODUCTIONS

The performance was awesome! Even days after the event, we were still receiving compliments on his behalf.  If you are looking for a professional and talented addition to any event, Keith Marks and the Trio are a great choice!

                                                                                 Rutgers University, New Brunswick Campus

We always love to have Keith Marks perform at Dutchess Community College. He brings such a unique sound and plays with great energy.  The students love his music and can’t wait for him to come back. Always a great time.

                                                                                                       Dutchess Community College

…Mr. Marks arrives with no fanfare, he sets up, he performs with equally professional sideman, and our audiences are always in for some terrific jazz music.  His promotional materials are also very professional and reflect well on his expertise.  I am ever impressed with how deeply Mr. Marks, Keith, reflects the rich history of jazz—as well as other genres of contemporary music.

                                                                                         Rutgers University, Livingston Campus

Thank you for performing at our "Jazz in the Park" concert series. I have worked with many musicians over the years and have found you always to be a delight to work with; always the consummate professional. More importantly, you are a genuinely talented musician. Who knew that a person could make the flute sound so good!!...Thank you for bringing a little bit of funk to my world. You are always a huge hit!

                                                                                                                   Borough of Red Bank

Keith performs at Middlesex County College at least three times a year. His music is loved by the staff and all of the students. He has even played for several MCC staff members' private events such as, weddings because of his exposure at the College. Everyone checks the Student Activities Calendar to find out when he will be performing next. Over the past twenty-five years, I have recommended Keith to several other professionals in Student Activities. Anyone who has taken my recommendations has not only loved his music, but finds Keith to become a regular in their programming calendar.

                                                                                                             Middlesex County College

I have received nothing but the highest degree of professionalism from him and the members of his band. He is always punctual, in good spirits, and easy to work with. His performances are always appropriate not to mention fantastic. I have yet to hear anything but positive feedback about his musical talents. I have used Keith Marks for concerts, banquets, and cultural programs. He has always been very flexible and accommodating to whatever needs I presented to him. I strongly recommend that you not only secure a date when Keith can come and perform for your organization, but that you get a front row seat once he gets there.

                                                                                                                       Lehigh University

" As you could tell, the audience loved and wooed your musical talents. The students at the University of Delaware were very impressed with you and would like to see you return to Delaware in the future.  Take this as a good sign, since college students today are getting harder and harder to please.  As a musician, you deserve to go far.  As a flautist, well it's about time we had an artist like you on the circuits.  Keep the music playing!

                                                                                                               University of Delaware

Thank you so much for coming to Muhlenberg to play during our lunch hour. It is always a pleasure to work with you and your company. This was especially nice today because it is the first time we considered doing a lunch hour for students and faculty in the dining room. What has surprised me is the overwhelming positive response and "thank-you's" I received from older visitors to the college and faculty who said your playing "lifted their spirits." One gentleman thought it was such a nice idea to pull us all out of the "doldrums" in the middle of winter... I am grateful that you and your company are so prompt in arriving and setting up. Most of all, the level of your music made for a wonderful mixture of music and conversation.

                                                                                                                   Muhlenberg College

I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to you and your ensemble for the splendid dinner music you provided at our sixth Annual Awards Dinner held at the United Nations on November 8.  Our 550 guests were inspired by the remarks made by President Jimmy Carter as he accepted his award.  This dinner was indeed our best to date; thank you for your part in making not only this dinner a success, but also the previous five dinners in which you provided enjoyable music.  Thank you for a superb performance.

                                                                                                     The African-American Institute

Hi Keith.  I wanted to thank you for your appearance at Punahou’s Wo International Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Everyone who attended the concert has just raved about it.  The mixture of the funk, jazz, electronic sounds, etc. led to an inspiring and educational experience that many will not forget for a lifetime.  Bravo!

                                                                                                                          Punahou School

The Pied Piper Flutist of New Jersey has enthralled our UH-Kapi’olani Community College ohana (family) for the last four years with his unique flute styling of funk, rock, pop, blues and jazz musical genres.  Keith puts his whole heart and soul into every song … He is a real musical treasure to have on your campus!

                                                                                                    Kapi’olani Community College

Keith and his band recently played at The Rockefeller University during a 300 guest black-tie dinner in honor of David Rockefeller.  The music chosen was a selection of quiet jazz and standards, and was performed beautifully.  Keith and the other musicians who joined him were consummate professionals, and we were delighted with their performance.

                                                                                                                Rockefeller University

Keith Marks and his trio played all kinds of pieces, bringing calypso-type flair to his performance and really integrating his music into the theme and tempo of the event.  His flute playing is energetic and smooth and really easy to listen to and even dance to… I would not hesitate to hire Keith Marks and his trio for another performance at our school.

                                                                                          Eastern Connecticut State University

Keith Marks put on a great show for our students at the University of Bridgeport... The students really enjoyed the atmosphere of his music. Keith Marks was wonderful to work with. We recommend his music for a coffee house show, Caribbean week events, or welcome week events.

                                                                                                             University of Bridgeport

It is hard to thank you adequately for having played during cocktails at the dinner Mr. Rockefeller hosted in honor of Nelson Mandela this month… You and your group added immeasurably to the success of the evening, and I am very grateful to you for having arranged your schedule on such short notice.

                                                                                                                     Rockefeller and Co.

It is my distinct pleasure to thank you on behalf of the Campus Center Board and the University of Hawaii at Manoa for the outstanding performances you and your ensemble of musicians gave this year.  Having assembled such a talented group of musicians, some who have never worked with one another and render such quality, speaks volumes to the respect and skill you have as a musician… It helped to create such a warm and positive environment for the students.

                                                                                                    University of Hawaii at Manoa

… jazz is merely one aspect of this gentleman’s talent; his repertoire includes standard and modern jazz, funk, afro-Caribbean, Latin jazz, reggae and salsa.  Mr. Marks also includes discussions about the music for academic programs as well… I highly recommend this artist…

                                                                                                                        Drew University

The very fine performances that you have presented in the psychiatric institutions, the developmental centers and the shelters for the homeless, have provided the residents in the facilities with a spiritual uplift which has caused them to talk about your performances for weeks at a time, always asking for a return engagement.   It is apparent that you have a unique ability to capture and keep the attention of the audience.

                                                                                                            Hospital Audiences, Inc

I want to thank you for presenting such an impressive concert as the lead in group for Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison’s reading and lecture on September 26.  Your music was wonderful.  The presentation given by Ms. Morrison was so dependent upon the mood or atmosphere established by the preceding act.  The Keith Marks Trio set the tone for the rest of the afternoon.

                                                                                                         Salisbury State University

Not only did you enthrall them but your playing of The Negro National Anthem at the request of The Honorable Winnie Mandela during her VIP reception was laudable and impeccable.  If music is the window of the soul, you revealed a glimpse of heaven!

                                                                                Stuart Educational Leadership Group, Inc.

I would like to express our thanks to you and ‘Company’ for helping to make our Summer  “Jazz in the Park series a true “special event” in Monmouth County… The comments, which I have heard, have included the terms: “excellent musicality”, “jazz impresario”, “an intense musician with lots of soul and spirit” and “flautist extraordinaire”.

                                                                                                                  Borough of Red Bank

Keith Marks remains the best jazz performer to grace our stage at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade amphitheater in Linden New Jersey.  His Foreign Funk album is still one of my all time favorites.

                                                                                                   Parks and Recreation Linden, NJ

The Keith Marks Quartet has performed for the Port Authority Bus Terminal, George Washington Bridge Bus Station, and the World Trade Center several times over the last few years... The quartet conducts itself in a highly professional manner and their performances are always well received. Mr. Marks exhibits a sensitivity of, and rapport with, the many diverse audiences in our public facilities. He and his group present high quality, versatile musical arrangements that electrify audiences of all ages and musical tastes. I recommend them highly.

                                                                                                   The Port Authority of NY & NJ

The Keith Marks band is one of the most dynamic groups to ever perform here at Montgomery County Community College.  One of Keith’s greatest assets is that he is always early for his gigs.  He is cooperative and caters to the needs of the college while always electrifying the audience!  His energetic support of our Pan-African Festival guarantees rave reviews.  Keith, you always contribute in a big way to “The Village!”
                                                                                       Montgomery County Community College

Keith Marks and his band have been a staple at our institution.  Each year, we host our annual ‘Summer Live Music Concert Series’, and it is always a pleasure having them.  Mr. Marks' talent is nothing short of a blessing; his smooth sounds and up-beat flavor keep our students and staff moving to the rhythm.  Keith Marks is always professional, prompt, and easy to work with.  Keith Marks’ flexibility to play for a group of any size or age is a sure bonus.  He is always a hit, and we look forward to working with Mr. Marks on future events.
                                                                                                                   Essex County College