"the flute is a very difficult instrument to matriculate in the world of jazz ... Tom Keenlyside is one of a few to do it successfully." - Hubert Laws
"Keenlyside has a lush, warm sound, a fleet technique, and a complete command of the expressive devices available to the flute ... it comes as no surprise to find that he is a fine sax player as well." - David Kane, Cadence Magazine, New York
Keenlyside is one of Canada's foremost musicians."
"Keenlyside is capable of the raw edge of emotion of a Gato Barbieri or a Sonny Rollins, as well as the lyric beauty of a Parker, Hodges or Young.” - The Georgia Strait
"As a saxophonist he has the power of a small dam, and as a flautist he is subtle and masterful." - Winnipeg Free Press
"Tom’s saxophone work is masterful and inventive, matched only by his lyrical interpretations on the flute." - TV Week