Having established a career recording and touring as a keyboardist for Lauryn Hill, Sheila E, Ledisi and Michael Franti, Mike Blankenship melds the sounds of jazz, R+B, hip hop and gospel into a powerful musical journey that transports, evokes and engages. \Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mike has now been performing professionally for 20 years. Known for being an exceptional talent and an accomplished musician, Mike continues to be one of the most sought after musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area. Trained extensively in jazz styles and well versed in many styles such as Gospel, R&B, Afro-Cuban, Funk and Reggae. Mike’s debut album “Living for the Future” explores a tale of love, challenge, fatherhood, community, culture and the pursuit of living a life focused on achieving a better tomorrow.
The LAB 2 The Lab 2 - Youth Media, Tech and Equity Summit
Welcome to our Music Production breakout room with our amazing keynote speaker, Mike Blankenship! We will be discussing career opportunities in music production, learning about the technology and tools you’ll need to start your journey, and tips and tricks of the trade. Come join us!