The young Israeli vocalist, composer and arranger lives in New York City since November 2014. She has begun to make her mark in the local and international jazz scenes, performing on stages across the world. Most recently she was featured artist at the Cornelia Street Café hosted by Israeli Jazz Spotlight, at The Bratislava Jazz Days Festival, at The Boston Jazz Festival and at The Fort Greene Park 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 artist in the prestigious International Music Showcase in Jerusalem. She also collaborated with an array of international musicians, including the Brazilian pandeiro player Tulio Araújo, the pianist Guy Mintus, the Japanese band Ichimujin, the trumpet player Rachel Therrien, and she was a featured vocalist with the band Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber at the National Sawdust Theater in NYC. In 2016 she released her debut album "Broken Lines", which instantly received international recognition and media coverage.
The vocalist established herself as a rising talent in Israel and Dublin. Among other milestones, she represented Israel in Venezuela in 2012 as the headline performer in the Israeli Independence Day Celebration, and she 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 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 June 2014, she was honored to be the representative of Newpark at the 24th Annual International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) in South Africa, which was established by Dave Liebman.