“If you are looking for an accomplished pianist with a wide repertoire, augmented by
sensitive instrumentalists for your special event, engage Mark Sobol. I did for my
wedding. It was a smash.”
- Roger A. Dean, Professor Emeritus, Music Education, Temple University
“I have had the pleasure to work with Mark Sobol and his band, Klez with Class for the past five years.
Mark and his band are of the highest caliber of musicianship. The quality of their musical performance is outstanding.
They can play any style of music at the highest level of professional performance.
They are also easy to work with and are very accomodating for rehearsal time and flexibility of performance venue.
I have worked them in cabaret small settings and in large venues as well. As a vocalist, they really make me sound wonderful.
Audiences have raved about their performances and are always looking to their return engagement.
I highly recommend Mark Sobol and his band for any occasion.”
- Cantor David Green Congregation Beth Or Maple Glen , PA
“I have known Mark Sobel for 30 years. Mark is a very talented musician.
He is an accomplished keyboardist who is comfortable with classical, jazz, and popular music styles.
He is a sensitive accompanist and very well versed in Jewish liturgical music as well as Klezmer.
Every Cantor he has worked with has admired his skills and partnership in creating an aesthetically beautiful service.
He is a respected music teacher in the Phila. schools and as such he is skilled with working with young persons.
I recommend him without hesitation in any of the above roles.”
Dr. Arthur Frank – Professor Emeritus, Temple University
“Mark Sobol is simply one of the most talented and versatile musicians I have ever had the pleasure to work with.
He can move from piano to full-pedal organ, from religious to secular, from solo to ensemble,
from classical to jazz and back again, all with a sweeping beauty and authority that fellow musicians admire and envy.
His knowledge and command of the Jewish repertoire in particular is expansive and comprehensive,
and his deep, abiding understanding of the material is evident in his personal and vibrant interpretations.
Any opportunity you may have to hear him or collaborate with him should not be passed up.”
- Laurent Levy, B. Music in Piano Performance, New England Conservatory of Music; MA, Jewish Music, Gratz College
“Mark Sobol is a talented, creative musician! He is friendly and easy to work with…..and a pleasure to know.
We recommend him because he is one of our favorite accompanists and musicians.”
- Rabbi Eric and Cantor David Wisnia
“I have had the pleasure of hiring Mark Sobel and his band, KLez with Class, for 2 family Bar Mitzvah parties.
They were a total hit and made the events even more special. All of our guests loved their music!
Mark is a versatile and incredibly accomplished pianist and leader who can do just about anything on the piano from all genres of music.
We have also attended concerts and events where Mark and his group have played to great acclaim.
I would recommend Mark for any musical function without hesitation.”
- Ilene Pearl Bannwart
“Mark Sobol is a consummate musician. He is the best of the best.
What makes him so unique and special is that, even though he is classical pianist he is able adjust instantaneously to any musical genre.
He has been the accompanist par excellence at Har Sinai for decades and he has brought a new dimension and appreciation for Jewish music to the congregation.
He has had to accommodate to the voices and vocal ranges of at least fifteen different soloists and cantors.
Everyone who has worked with him has come away with respect and admiration for his professionalism and world class musicianship.
He is approachable and personable. He is truly a remarkable artist and humanist.
His musical group Klez with Class has been our house Simchat Torah Band for a decade.
They are fun, joyous, amazing musicians. The clarinet and bass are among the best Klezmer artists in the area.
We look forward every year having them perform. From the youngest to the oldest they bring the house down.
The saddest part of their performance is when they are done.”
- Rabbi Stuart Alan Pollack