Rotem Sivan is a well-praised and fascinating new voice in the New York jazz scene. Born in Haifa, Israel, Sivan’s
early attraction to guitar and jazz started at a very early age. He was exposed and influenced by a variety of music
genres including Baroque compositors, classic rock, Middle-Eastern and Indian music. His early influences were
Led Zeppelin, J.S. Bach, Jimi Hendrix, Pat Metheny, Leonard Cohen, John Schofield, Erik Satie, W.A. Mozart, Bill
Evans, Ahmad Jamal and Brad Mehldau.
Sivan is a graduate of the prestigious WIZO arts high school’s music department. He continued to study in the Tel-
Aviv University Music Academy, where he completed his B.A