"Phenomenal" -Bob Power (Grammy Winning Producer
“Terrific Musician” -Downbeat Magazine
"Wonderful" -Sara Bareilles
Simon Kafka is a guitarist based in New York City. He has performed all over the world, appeared on over twenty national television broadcasts, played or recorded with a myriad of major and minor label recording artists, and has played in over twenty Broadway musicals. Television highlights include: Ellen, The Today Show, Dick Clark’s Rocking’ New Years Eve (which reached 25 million viewers), and multiple appearances on The Tonight Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Artist highlights include: Lesley Gore, Carly Rae Jepson, 2018 American Idol Winner Maddie Poppe, Cloves, Elle King, Jidenna and Guy Berryman (of Coldplay). Broadway highlights include: The Lion King, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, and Waitress. His playing is the first thing you hear in the film Hot Pursuit starring Reese Witherspoon and he contributed his blues playing for an upcoming documentary about Robert Johnson for Netflix . In addition, he is the founder and leader of Big Hands Rhythm & Blues Band, whose full length record on Rope A Dope Records entitled "Thoughts and Prayers" is out now. Simon habla Español con fluidez y puede ensayar y tocar con artistas que solo hablan Español sin ningún problema. He has a degree from the Manhattan School of Music.