Sivan Arbel is an effervescent talent on the international jazz scene. Her original music, arrangements and lyrics open a window into her inner world. She playfully layers her diverse artistic expressions with her love for jazz and musical influences grounded in her Israeli roots and global travels. As a performer, Sivan lights the room and rivets audiences as she fuses her distinct rhythm and groove with scat improvisation, movement and dance.
All this makes for a Sivan Arbel Music Experience.
Sivan Arbel is an Israeli vocalist, bandleader and composer who arrived at the New York City Jazz scene in November 2014 and has not looked back since. In June 2016, “Sivan” released her debut album "Broken Lines", which instantly received international recognition and media
coverage. In his extensive review, Travis Rogers, Jr. – The Jazz Owl wrote: "’Broken Lines’ is a wonder. “Sivan Arbel” has captured love and longing, respect and reflection, and then set loose an emotional and lyrical watercolor that remains fresh and lively long after the album has ended. To transmit such joy—and for it to remain so long after—must be the greatest gift one can give. So it is with “Sivan”, she imparts joy and it remains."
Sivan quickly began to make her mark in the local and international jazz scenes, most recently touring in cities across Japan, performing at the Minsk Jazz Festival, The Bratislava Jazz Days Festival, The Boston Jazz Festival, The Fort Greene Jazz Festival, the Zinc Bar (NYC) and the
Cornelia Street Café – Israeli Jazz Spotlight. In 2016, “Sivan” was invited to participate in the Jazz Composers Series as part of the annual Montreal Jazz Festival, and was selected to be a featured artist in the prestigious International Music Showcase in Jerusalem.
Sivan has collaborated with an array of international musicians, including Brazilian pandeiro player “Tulio Araújo”, award winning pianist “Guy Mintus”, virtuoso band of “Ichimujin” (Japan), award winning Trumpet player “Rachel Therrien”, and was a featured vocalist with the acclaimed supergroup, “Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber” at NYC’s National Sawdust Theater. Among other milestones, she represented Israel in Venezuela (South America, 2012) as the headline performer in the Israeli Independence Day Celebration, and appeared as a company singer in the Pre-Eurovision program in Israel.
Before coming to New York, Sivan established herself as a rising talent in Israel and Dublin after forming “The Sivan Arbel Septet”. In June 2014, Sivan was honored to be the sole representative of Newpark Music Centre at the 24th Annual International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) in South Africa, which was established by Dave Leibman and founded by Walter Turkenburg. Sivan holds a B.A. with High Honors in Jazz Performance from the Newpark Music Centre (Dublin, Ireland), and is a graduate from the acclaimed Rimon School of Music in Israel in jazz performance.
“Sivan Arbel... One of the most vibrant and versatile musicians of her generation...”
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