Known ForArtist/Band, Sound, Writing
New York based artist Nick Marks is a composer and producer of ‘cinematic jazztronica’ narratives. Marks’ music is laced with lush jazz harmonies, expansive arrangements, ear-candy hooks, latin flavors and hard-hitting beats. His ethos is to provide listeners with a soundtrack to their day that helps them feel energized and at ease, facilitating deep emotional connections to moments of everyday life.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Marks grew up among that city’s innovative musical scenes, absorbing the cross-pollination of jazz, neo-soul, R&B, funk, latin and hip-hop influences. Marks is a conservatory trained jazz and classical pianist, and self taught composer. His training is combined with a deep passion and study of film scores and synthesizers. This has informed a sound that is wholly his own, combining the real with the surreal, designed to stimulate the soul, body and mind.
Since moving to New York in 2016, Marks has firmly established himself as an in-demand composer, producer and musical director. He writes scores for feature film and tv, and is a frequent collaborator/arranger for various cross-genre artists. His music has been performed in iconic venues including Carnegie Hall. His latest releases have received support on Spotify’s “Fresh Finds Jazz” playlist, BBC, Jazzwise and Bandcamp Weekly.
Marks’ music resonates with the full spectrum of emotions, a reflection of his view that life is multifaceted with layers of beauty and complexity.