Mike Konopka's Recent Projects Include:
Mike Konopka has recently cut several tracks for WXRT's "Live From The Archives, Vol #13" which quickly sold out. Artists that Mike recorded for the new CD include Florence & The Machine, Gov't Mule, Amos Lee, and Death Cab For Cutie. Proceeds from the sale of this CD benefit The Lincoln Park Community Shelter and Partners In Health which assist health needs communities stricken by poverty and disease.
the course of these recordings Mike was worked with Metro Mobile's Timothy
Powell, Michael Ways, Dan Glomski, Frank Gilbert, and Darren Styles.
Mike Konopka was delighted to be back recording for the sixth year at The Detroit International Jazz Festival at the Absopure Waterfront Stage. This time it was with Metro Mobile's portable fly-pack digital recording system set up in a deluxe trailer just behind the stage. Thanks to everyone at Aerial Enterprises including Production Manager Dave Bartlebaugh, Monitor Engineer Travis LaGuire-Quinn, FOH engineer Jeff Jones from Amazing Audio.
World famous jazz artist's that Mike mixed included famed harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielmans , Paquito Rivera, Josh Dufee & His Orchestra (which features Detroit jazz from the 1920s), Warren Wolf, and world famous jazz violinist Regina Carter. Mixes from this festival will air throughout the year on NPR affiliate stations.
Other Projects Mike Has Recently Recorded:
Festival recording at Bonnaroo 2011, live radio broadcast for Paul Simon with Metro Mobile's Timothy Powell, remote audio recording of Badfinger for a video production, location recording at Chicago's Hideout for Iron & Wine for WXRT's "Sunday Night Concert", and cutting audio for a PBS TV special "Under The Streetlamp" which features the cast of the hit musical "Jersey Boys".