Jake Kulak Music

"A hell of a guitar player - and you can quote me on that!"
                                                Chris St. Hilaire - The London Souls
 
"Connecticut native Jake Kulak and his power trio are a must-see act no matter what size stage they are taking.  Kulak is a fiery blues musician with an old soul and a rock aesthetic who wows crowds with his guitar work...and they are sure to get the attention of everyone in earshot."
                                                 Hartford Courant, September 2019
"Close your eyes as you listen to Jake Kulak of Glastonbury, and his band, the Lowdown and you’d swear you’re in a smoky roadhouse in the Mississippi delta listening to an old bluesman wailing on his guitar. Kulak’s playing is so forceful that it’s easy to forget that he’s only in high school. Kulak and the Lowdown have been nominated for a New England Music Award in the category of “Best New Act.”.... It’s easy to hear why. Authentic and real, Kulak’s music has a mature, emotional immediacy that rocks the house.”  
                                                               West Hartford News  March 2017
"One of the hottest names on the local music scene right now."
                          Hartford Courant, April 2019
$10,000 Grand Prize Winner
Foxwoods Resort Casino
2019 "Battle of the Bands"
Goin Back To Memphis - Jake Kulak and the LowDown
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His music channels the sound and soul of electric blues with an infusion of classic rock nostalgia and garage rock attitude.  Fans of Jack White, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Black Keys and Rival Sons would dig it.

 

Award-winning musician Jake Kulak has been performing professionally in front of audiences since the age of 12.  Thrilling audiences from Norway to Boston, from Sydney Australia to NYC, and down to the Mississippi Delta, Jake plays guitar-driven blues/rock music which highlights his improvisational ability. His set list includes original blues and contemporary rock music which he writes himself, as well as unique covers of blues and funk artists.  Jake has spent the last five summers playing the Blues in the home of the Blues - Clarksdale, Mississippi. He has also been CT’s entry in the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis, TN for four years. Jake and his power trio the LowDown won The Connecticut Blues Society's Band Challenge and represented CT at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2019.  He and his band the LowDown were also nominated for a 2017 New England Music Award for “Best New Act of the Year".  Jake's single "Better" was also a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, "the competition to take note of", according to The New York Times and his debut album garnered an Honorable Mention in the Hartford Courant's Top Albums by CT Musicians in 2018.  Jake Kulak and the LowDown were the $10,000 Grand Prize winners of the 2019 Foxwoods "Battle of the Bands" competition.  

Major Accomplishments​

  • $10,000 Grand Prize winner, Foxwoods Resort Casino Battle of the Bands

  • 2019 Hartford Courant CTNOW Reader's Poll winner:  Best Blues Band or Singer

  • Hartford Courant pick "Top Albums by CT Musicians" Honorable Mention - 2018

  • 2018 winner - CT Blues Society Band Challenge

  • Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine - Named one of 16 "Young Bloods" in the Blues, June/July 2018

  • Semi-Finalist, International Songwriting Competition

  • 2017 New England Music Award Nominee - New Act of the Year

  • Played the Notodden Blues Festival, one of the largest Blues festivals in Europe

  • 1 of 6 Boston-area bands selected for the 2016 House of Blues "Bringin’ Down the

    House” National Emerging Artist Competition

  • Represented CT at the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis for 4

    consecutive years (2014-2017)

  • Named one of 16 national “Blues Kids” by the Blues Foundation

  • Winner of national scholarships and recognition from the Generation Blues Foundation, the

    Honeyboy Edwards Fund for the Blues, and the Pinetop Perkins Foundation.

  • 1 of 3 acts invited to play the Black Eyed Sally’s “Young Guns” Showcase - a talent showcase of

    "Up and Coming" bands from CT and Boston 

  •  Berklee College of Music Jazz Festival "Judges Choice Award"  Combo 2015

  •  Berklee  College of Music Jazz Festival "Judges Choice Award" Combo 2017

  •  Berklee College of Music Jazz Festival "Judges Choice Award" Large Ensemble 2017

Venues and Festivals​ Including:

  • The Iridium, New York, NY

  • Blues City Cafe, Memphis TN

  • Rum Boogie Cafe, Memphis TN

  • BB King Blues Club, Memphis TN

  • Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale MS

  • House of Blues, Boston, MA

  • Black Eyed Sally’s, Hartford CT

  • Theodores, Springfield MA

  • Killarney’s, Ludlow VT

  • The Acoustic, Bridgeport CT

  • Guitar Under the Stars, Hartford Symphony Orchestra Event

  • 2 Left Feet Blues Festival (2014-2016)

  • Westport Blues, Views and BBQ Festival, Westport, CT

  • Foxfire Ranch, Waterford MS

  • Kimbro’s, Franklin TN

  • i95 Bacon and Brew Fest, Danbury CT

  • Manhattan’s, Burlington, VT

  • Infinity Hall, Hartford, CT

  • Hops in the Hills Festival, Okemo, VT

  • Cincy Blues Fest, Cincinnati, OH

  • The Shrine, Harlem, NYC

  • Silvana's Harlem, NY

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