“Terrific Musician” -Downbeat Magazine
Simon Kafka is a guitarist based in New York City. He has performed all over the world, appeared on over twenty national television broadcasts, in over twenty Broadway musicals, and played or recorded with a myriad of major and minor label recording artists. 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, 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. In addition, he is the founder and leader of Big Hands Rhythm & Blues Band, whose self titled debut album is available across all platforms and whose upcoming full length record on Rope A Dope Records will be coming out in the fall of 2018. 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.