CROONER. Classically-trained. Road-weathered. One moment treating the Great American Songbook with honeyed tones, the next takin’ those ol’ records off the shelf and gettin’ downright funky with ‘em. Mark Kopitzke skitters across stages and comes to rest with a rarified vulnerability and charm. With his B.A. in Theatre Arts and nine years of experience on the road as a soloist and frontman, Mark has stage presence to boot.
For the past nine years, Mark reverently evoked 1940’s nostalgia and the war-time memories of the "Greatest Generation" with the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s international contingent. As soloist and and occasional frontman, Mark witnessed the worldwide love of this timeless music with over 200 performances throughout Australia and Asia.
If a young Sinatra also took a stint in a soulful rock band—he’d sound like this fella.
Mark Kopitzke is regularly set loose onto Disneyland stages with the West Coast’s hottest little big band, Phat Cat Swinger. They most recently performed in residency at Disney California Adventure’s Food & Wine Festival.
As a recording artist, Mark recently laid down tracks at Capitol Records with Phat Cat Swinger. His debut solo album, How To Wear A Bow Tie sold out half way through his last tour Down Under, and he is also featured on the Swing Kittens holiday album, Chasing Winter.
Mark also recorded Kings of Soul and Swing: Live at the Mint LA, a performance of “The Definition of Croon”—a jazz and soul cabaret show he created with the other half of The Kings of Soul and Swing, star of Hamilton: An American Musical, Julius Thomas III.
To learn more about Mark, visit his website.
Mark Kopitzke joins the Cape Symphony for Joy4July, a free outdoor concert in Hyannis, on July 4, 2022.