“Terrific Musician” -Downbeat Magazine March 2012
Simon Kafka is a guitarist based in New York City. He has performed all over the world and appeared on countless national television shows, including The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and Dick Clark’s Rockin' New Year's Eve (which reached 25 million viewers). He has also played or recorded with a myriad of major label artists including Lesley Gore, Carly Rae Jepsen, Elle King, Jidenna and Guy Berryman (Coldplay). Simon has worked in the orchestra pits of eighteen Broadway shows, including The Lion King, Aladdin, and The Book of Mormon. His playing is the first thing you hear in the film Hot Pursuit starring Reese Witherspoon. In addition, he is the founder and leader of Big Hands Rhythm & Blues Band, whose self titled debut album is available across all platforms. 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.