Akiva blends swing classics and contemporary hits with impeccable taste to create an exciting musical experience that adds the perfect touch to any affair. Akiva was raised in Gainesville, FL, where the sounds of southern swing mixed with soul and blues. His ears absorbed the hip sensibility of a college town. Upon arriving in New York in 2000, Akiva performed in numerous bars, clubs, and venues, including Broadway’s “The Lion King”. He received his Masters of Music in Jazz Performance and Composition from New Jersey City University in 2002.

Akiva started teaching chemistry in New York City in 2002. He loves the bicameral approach to science and music; he feels that they complement each other. Akiva currently lives outside NYC with his wife Melissa and daughters Mikayla Moe & Ruby Lee.