Kippy Marks is a spirited solo entertainer whose shows are permeated with an infectious joy. His distinctive sound arises from his heart, through his 1822 violin consort, Izabella. Kippy’s rare talent, broad smile and radiant warmth will brighten any event to create lasting impact.
A classically trained musician, Kippy’s original compositions draw from classical, jazz, blues, EDM and Middle Eastern roots. Vivaldi, Bach, Paganini, Hayden at your request. Cover tunes? Kippy’s got you covered: Dua Lipa, Billy Joel, Etta James, John Legend. Plus many more. Sensitive to the needs of clients, he manages volume from intimate acoustic-only to amplified stage presence with background tracks.
Having performed with many orchestras throughout the western states, Kippy now calls the Bay Area home. He regularly delights audiences at public and private events: Parks and Recreation centers, grand openings, senior centers, Ghirardelli Square, birthdays, supper clubs, sporting events, hotels, corporate events, local and state initiatives, community fundraisers, and SF City Hall.
Kippy is available to travel to other destinations in California for custom-created performances and nationally for corporate events. Past venues include San Diego Chamber of Commerce, Palm Springs Pride, and Yolo Hospice. Just to name a few.
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Kippy Marks is a powerhouse of an entertainer and is a star in the entertainment industry and community. Upon relocating to San Francisco, Kippy has been diligent in pursuing is planned goal of assisting in the raising of money for his communities through his gift of music and music philanthropy.
Over the past 15 years Kippy has become affiliated with organizations such as: The Sisters of perpetual Indulgence, AEF, REAF, Magnet/stut, Krewe de Kinque mardi gras club, San Francisco Pride, IEP Clinic, Institute on Aging, Ghirardelli Square, Black Brothers Esteem, RAFIKI, The Arc, The Grand Ducal Council of San Francisco, The Imperial Council of San Francisco, The American Bar Association, Black Nurses Association, ACLU, plus many more.
Together with these affiliations and his music philanthropy Kippy has help to raise over 125K and he continues to contribute to the many fundraising efforts throughout California in their efforts.
Kippy began to refine his artistry by performing as a distinguished member of the Denver youth Symphony Orchestra and with the Billings Symphony Orchestra before turning his attention to the art of composition and improvisation. With his unforgetable compositions, which draw from Classical, Jazz, Blues, Dance and even Middle-Eastern and Eastern-European traditions has brought Kippy global recognition which includes the Los Angeles, San Diego, Austria, Germany, San Francisco and Bay area communities
Raised in El Paso, Texas, the Artist began his musical acclaim with performances with the El Paso youth symphony orchestra and also the Coronado T-bird Orchestra under the direction of praised educator and mentor Ida Mae Steadman, which was awarded a first-place recognition by winning the International Youth & Music Festival coveted Award in Vienna, Austria during his tenure.
Kippy has released 10 recording to the market place under Kima Exclusive Entertainment and each represents the artist journey through the years of being in the industry and experiencing life and the music community.
Upon relocating to the San Francisco/Bay area, the Artist hopes to achieve continued high visibility with the community and hopes performing for such distinguished audiences as the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, San Diego City Council, and the Insights World Conference Leadership Forums will segue into many years of inspiring-creative-experiences within and around the San Francisco/Bay Area and the World.