San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Aki Kumar Blues Band on Friday, November 1st, 2013 @ 7:00pm.
Dynamic frontman & harp player Aki Kumar is a rising star among the next generation of SF Bay Area bluesmen. A master of the amplified Chicago blues sound, Kumar inherits his style from the harp legends of the 1950s and 60s. Aki has a unique voice in the blues, blending elements of blues harmonica pioneers of yesteryear with a signature sound of his own.
Kumar first broke onto the West Coast blues scene in 2009 as frontman of the SF Bay Area's blues outfit Tip of the Top. His latest venture, The Aki Kumar Blues Band, involves several Bay Area blues luminaries and has been the culmination of his journey through American roots music. The band performs vintage blues with tremendous skill and energy and is guaranteed to entertain audiences across all venues, from intimate listening rooms to large festivals. Kumar has shared the stage with some of the finest contemporary blues greats: Kim Wilson, Joe Louis Walker, Ron Thompson, Little Charlie Baty, Junior Watson, and more.