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Episode 46: Vocalist/Composer, Sivan Arbel

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SIVAN ARBEL is a gifted vocalist whose singing emanates a great deal of soul, while displaying some subtle techniques that only a very well trained vocalist can bring out. Join Sivan and Lorens as she talks about investing in a music career, Betty Carter, Kfar Uriya, and other connected but unrelated stuff. (music: 'Over sensitivity', 'Open my tube of art', 'Active on Wheel', 'Analysis' by Sivan Arbel).

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On this podcast, Lorens Chuno presents captivating conversations with enterprising jazz musicians. These conversations are free-form in nature and casually explore the work life of these artists; but don't be surprised to hear their 'starting out' stories, their opinions on current issues, and maybe one or two pieces of advice for people interested in their chosen art field. Come here every week for a new episode of the podcast, and find out how these inspiring jazz practitioners DO JAZZ.

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Sivan Arbel, a young Israeli vocalist, composer and arranger arrived at the New York City Jazz scene in November 2014 and has not looked back since.

She has begun to make her mark in the local and international jazz scenes, performing on stages across the world. Sivan most recently appeared at the Bratislava Jazz Days Festival, The Boston Jazz Festival, and The Fort Greene Jazz Festival. In 2016, she was invited to participate in the Jazz Composers Series as part of the annual Montreal Jazz Festival, and was selected to be featured in the prestigious International Music Showcase in Jerusalem.

On June 1, 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 also collaborated with an array of international musicians, including Brazilian pandero player Tulio Araujo, award winning pianist Guy Mintus, virtuoso band of Ichimujin (Japan) and award winning Trumpet player Rachel Therrien.

Before coming to New York, Sivan established herself as a rising talent in Israel and Dublin. As a developing singer, Sivan performed around Israel with her own Quartet, playing her arrangements to jazz and Israeli tunes. Among other milestones, she represented Israel in Venezuela (2012) as the headline performer in the Israeli Independence Day celebration and appeared as a company singer in the Pre-Eurovision Contest broadcast live on television in Israel.

In Dublin, she quickly gained a high reputation after forming The Sivan Arbel Septet and performing her own original compositions and arrangements in venues across the city. She gained publicity after being interviewed by several radio stations such as NewsTalk, and taking part in musical projects in the Dublin music scene.

In June 2014, Sivan was honored to be the sole representative of Newpark 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 BA with High Honors in Jazz Performance from the Newpark Music Centre (Dublin, Ireland) and is a graduate from the Rimon School of Music in Israel in jazz performance.

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