Simon Kafka is a guitarist and pianist based in Brooklyn, NY. He has performed and recorded with many notable artists such as Elle King, Renee Rapp, Jidenna, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lesley Gore and Duncan Sheik amongst others. He also plays guitar and appears on camera for the Ms. Rachel for Littles program which has over 5 billion plays on YouTube alone. Simon also writes and performs his original music and is the in house guitarist for Aladdin on broadway in NYC.


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