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Jake Kulak Music

"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
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One of the hottest names on the local music scene right now."
⭆  Hartford Courant
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$10,000 Grand Prize Winner
⭆  Foxwoods Resort Casino 2019 "battle Of The Bands"
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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 as well as unique covers of blues and funk artists.

Jake spent 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 won The Connecticut Blues Society's Band Challenge and represented CT at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis.  He and his band were also nominated for a 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 recognition in the Hartford Courant's Top Albums by CT Musicians.  Jake and his band were also the $10,000 Grand Prize winners of the Foxwoods "Battle of the Bands" competition. 

Major Accomplishments​

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

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

⭆  Hartford Courant pick "Top Albums by CT Musicians" recognition

⭆  Winner - CT Blues Society Band Challenge

⭆  Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine - Named one of 16 "Young Bloods" in the Blues

⭆  Semi-Finalist, International Songwriting Competition

⭆  New England Music Award Nominee - New Act of the Year

⭆  Played the Notodden Blues Festival, Norway

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

House” National Emerging Artist Competition

⭆  Represented CT at the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis

⭆  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 

⭆  Berklee  College of Music Jazz Festival "Judges Choice Award" Combo 

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

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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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