Described by DownBeat Magazine as “a remarkable talent and a welcome new voice on the scene,” Rotem Sivan is taking the NYC jazz scene by storm. Sivan was born in Jerusalem, a city of mixed traditions, faiths and influences. When it comes to originality and sheer virtuosic talent, few guitar players can compete with New York based jazz sensation Rotem Sivan.
His trio, featuring Haggai Cohen-Milo on bass and Colin Stranahan on drums has a casual, elegant way of presenting extremely intricate musical ideas. It takes a unique talent to create jazz music that is both approachable and personal yet effortlessly complex and deep. Rotem Sivan has succeeded in doing so with his trio, by fusing jazz with classical, Mediterranean and folk. Rotem Sivan's fresh mind, unique vision and exceptional chops have already caught the attention of big names such as Peter Bernstein, Ari Hoenig and Ben Street, who have shared the stage with Sivan, in captivating performances on numerous occasions. The trio has performed in world-class venues such as the Blue Note, Birdland, Smalls, as well as various festivals ( Montreux Jazz Festival, Bern Jazz Festival, Sonora Jazz Festival in Mexico) and clubs worldwide.
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Gilad Hekselman's SplitLife (Smalls Records) is everything one could hope for in a debut release. The Israeli-born guitarist shows maturity beyond his years...In terms of time feel, technique, tone projection and linear and chordal sophistication, Hekselman is clearly poised to reach the highest ranks on his instrument.
- David Adler, Jazz Times
Mr. Sivan runs through the music with natural confidence. He’s not spare. He plays a lot of notes. But he is quiet: almost always quieter than someone with this much training and musicality tends to be, and this is what makes him more than a very good young guitar player
- Ben Ratliff, New York Times
Rotem Sivan is, with no doubt, the next guitarist of our times. He is a leader and a listener.
- Peter Bernstein
I am confident in Sivan’s unique abilities to transform the jazz guitar world.
- Ari Hoenig
His style and sound bring a fresh flair and a remarkable sophistication to jazz, which transcends audiences
- Jazz Times Magazine
Israeli guitarist Rotem Sivan has been taking the NYC club scene by storm.
- Jazz Inside Magazine
Not only is Rotem Sivan a master of jazz guitar, he is a true artist.
- Just Jazz Guitar
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