"Phenomenal" -Bob Power (Grammy Winning Producer)

“Terrific Musician” -Downbeat Magazine

"Wonderful" -Sara Bareilles

    Simon Kafka is a guitarist and pianist based in New York City. He has performed in twenty two countries, appeared on countless national television broadcasts and recorded and performed with many notable artists. Highlights include: The NY Pops, Elle King, Jane Krakowski, Carly Rae Jepson, Duncan Sheik, Madison Beer, Lesley Gore, and Jidenna amongst others. He has also been featured on many film soundtracks for major studios and Netflix including “Robert Johnson: Devil at the Crossroads.”

    He is the in house guitarist at Aladdin on broadway as well as having many of his own recording projects and groups such as Big Hands Rhythm & Blues Band on Ropeadope records and his own solo music available across all platforms.


Big Hands Rhythm & Blues Band Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1 February 21st 11pmBob and Carole and Ted and Alice by Duncan Sheik through March 22nd

TV Appearances

  • The tonight show with Jimmy Fallon (2/15, 2/16)
  • Late night with Seth Meyers (10/14, 11/15)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • The Talk
  • The today show (2/15, 12/15)
  • Live with Kelly and Michael (multiple)
  • The Voice Germany (finale)
  • TFI Friday (UK)
  • The Graham Norton Show (BBC1 UK)
  • BBC 1 live lounge (UK)
  • Good Morning America (4x)
  • Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve (audience 25 million)
  • Dancing with the Stars (finale)
  • Late late show with James Cordon 7/15, 3/16
  • VH1 morning buzz
  • VH1 big in 2015


  • Bonnoroo
  • Lollapalooza
  • Interstellar Rodeo
  • Bumbershoot
  • Summersonic (Japan)
  • Hang out Fest
  • Byron Bay Blues Fest (Australia)
  • SXSW
  • Reading (UK)
  • Leeds (UK)
  • T in the Park (UK)
  • Rock Werchter (Belgium)
  • Hurricane fest (Germany)
  • South side fest (Germany)
  • Roskilde (Denmark)
  • Les eurockeennes (France)
  • In the mix (phillipines)
  • Boston Calling
  • Osheaga
  • Bunbury
  • Firefly
  • Governors Ball NYC
  • Summerfest